|Chinese TV 8 (CTV 八)|
|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)|
|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)|
|UHF||Channel 62 (Auckland)|
CTV8 ( CTV 八; pinyin bā) 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.
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)