China Television

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China Television Company, Ltd.
中國電視公司
Type Television network,
Satellite television and
Cable television
Industry Television Broadcasting
Founded 3 September 1968
Headquarters Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Products Television content, television programming
Parent Want Want China Times Group
Website beta.ctv.com.tw
CTV building in Taipei City

China Television Company, Ltd. (CTV, traditional Chinese: 中國電視公司; simplified Chinese: 中国电视公司; pinyin: Zhōngguó Diànshì Gōngsī; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiong-kok-tiān-sī-kong-si) (Formerly called Taiwan Daytime TV (TDT) in 1969-1975) was established on September 3, 1968 by the then-ruling Nationalist Party of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The party owned the majority stake of the network. Trial broadcast started on October 9, 1969 and the channel formally started broadcasting on October 31 the same year.

It was the first television channel to broadcast full colour television service to the whole island.

The third version of CTV logo (1980s-October 31, 1997)

On August 9, 1999, the channel was publicly listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange, becoming the first publicly listed broadcasting company on the island.

In 2006, due to effects borne by the media reform law in Taiwan requiring all political parties to divest their control in radio and television companies, 90% of CTV shares were sold to the China Times media group, effectively giving the station leeway to some of its satellite TV concerns, notably the Chung T'ien Television (CTi), one of major cable television programmers in Taiwan. Some CTV shows are now seen on CTi's two channels on cable.

It is currently the largest television channels on the island. Its shows consistently rated 2nd in all major time slots, and is home to Taiwan's most watched early evening newscast, the CTV News Global Report.

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The testcard of CTV is PM5544.

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