Hunan Broadcasting System

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Hunan Broadcasting System
Type Satellite television
Industry Media and Entertainment
Founded January 1, 1970
Headquarters Changsha, Hunan and Xining, Qinghai, China
Area served China and abroad
Key people Ouyang Changlin, Zhang Huali
Owners Government of Hunan

Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS) (simplified Chinese: 湖南广播电视台; traditional Chinese: 湖南廣播電視台; pinyin: Húnán Guǎngbò Diànshìtái) formerly known as Golden Eagle Broadcasting System (GBS), is China's second biggest television network after China Central Television (CCTV). The television network is owned by the Hunan provincial government. The network is based in Changsha in Hunan and Xining in Qinghai. On May 20, 2009, the television network expanded its service to Hong Kong and North America.


Hunan Broadcasting System first aired on October 1, 1970 as a local television station in Changsha, Hunan province, China. It expanded its network through nation-wide satellite television on January 1, 1997.

Hunan Broadcasting System's nation-wide channel Hunan Satellite Television (Hunan TV) created Happy Camp, one of China's first variety show. Happy Camp remained as China's highest-rated TV show, until its ratings were overtaken in 2008 by Jiangsu TV's If You Are the One. Hunan TV is also known for Super Girl, a national singing contest. Hunan TV also aired many highly-rated dramas including Palace and Scarlet Heart.

Hunan Broadcasting System took a 49% stake in Qinghai TV in 2009, increasing the number of satellite channels in its roster.

Hunan TV is currently China's second most-watched channel, second only to CCTV-1, owned by China Central Television, although Hunan TV occasionally overtook CCTV-1 in ratings.


Television Channels:

  • Hunan Satellite Television (Hunan TV, national broadcast)
  • Qinghai Satellite Television (Qinghai TV, national broadcast, 49% owned by HBS)
  • Hunan Television World (International broadcast)
  • Aniworld (Satellite cartoon channel, national broadcast)
  • Hunan eTV (Provincial broadcast)
  • Hunan ShowTV (Provincial broadcast)
  • Hunan Television City (Provincial broadcast)
  • Hunan Television Movie (Provincial broadcast)
  • Hunan Television Public (Provincial broadcast)
  • Golden Eagle Documentary (Provincial broadcast)
  • Channel F (Provincial broadcast)
  • Happigo (Pay digital channel)
  • Pioneer Pingyu Channel (Pay digital channel)
  • Vanguard Documentary Channel (Pay digital channel)
  • Hunan Television Education (Happy Learning, pay digital channel)
  • Happy Fishing (Pay digital channel)

Radio Frequencies (Provincial broadcasts only):

  • Hunan News Radio
  • Hunan Economic Radio
  • Hunan Fine Arts Radio
  • Hunan Traffic Radio
  • Hunan Travel Radio
  • Green 93.8
  • Super 89.3
  • Golden Eagle 95.5
  • Happy 88.6

Other assets:

  • Corporation
  • Jin Yin Bao
  • Mango Pictorial
  • EE-Media
  • Xiaoxiang Films
  • Mango Films
  • Shineshow Media
  • Genstone International


Hunan Broadcasting System has broadcast notable programming such as Super Girl, often referred to as the Chinese version of the United Kingdom's Pop Idol.[1] As of 2008, it is airing the Chinese version of Strictly Come Dancing, a co-production with TVB.

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  1. ^ Lynch, David J (2005-05-26). "China under spell of mighty 'Super Girl'". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 

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