CTV8

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Chinese TV 8 (CTV 八)
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Launched 1pm, 13 August 2007 (UHF) 9 October 2008 (Freeview)
Network World TV Limited
Owned by World TV Limited
Picture format 576i 4:3 (SDTV)
Country  New Zealand
Language Standard Mandarin
Broadcast area Digital: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier-Hastings, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin on Freeview UHF aerial and Auckland on Analogue UHF.
Headquarters Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
Sister channel(s) CTV 1 to CTV 7 ( on Sky Digital)
Website CTV8
Availability
Terrestrial
UHF Channel 62 (Auckland)
Freeview|HD Channel 028

CTV8 ( CTV ; pinyin ) or Chinese Television 8 is a free-to-air regional television channel in Auckland, New Zealand. It launched in August 2007 on UHF Channel 62, and broadcast 24 hours a day to the Auckland urban region. CTV8 has made history in New Zealand as the first Chinese national television channel to be launched. The channel was made available nationwide via Freeview UHF aerial on Freeview Channel 28. The station's content is mostly in Mandarin with some Cantonese and very little content in English. It also simulcasts New Supremo (AM936 and FM990) radio.

The channel is owned by World TV Limited, which operates many other Chinese, plus 3 Korean and 1 Japanese, channels on Sky Network platform.

Programming[edit]

CTV8 is targeted at the rapidly growing Chinese population in the Auckland urban region (approx. 105,000 Chinese) and for people who are interested in the Mandarin language. The Schedule includes a variety of Infotainment news, dramas, lifestyle talkshows and much more. News is broadcast direct-live from Phoenix News. Most programs are made in The Greater China Region of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. CTV8 also broadcasts its daily morning (I Love New Zealand) and afternoon (News Talk for Today) radio talk shows at 7am and 3pm, respectively.

CTV8's Radio talk shows are free-to-watch on TVNZ ondemand (only available to New Zealand residents)

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