World TV

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World TV Ltd is a television and radio company in New Zealand. It broadcasts eleven television channels and two radio channels 24 hours daily, throughout New Zealand on SKY Network Television. It also provides 2 free television channels on Freeview UHF aerial.

World TV Ltd aims to provide quality entertainment, educational and cultural programming that serves local born Asian and new Asian immigrants. World TV launched in June 2000 and in March 2006, the company added three more new television channels to serve the growing Korean and Chinese population. As of December 2005, the company had 11,500 subscribers.[citation needed]

There is also a subsidiary company, Chinese Voice Broadcasting Ltd which operates the radio stations. World TV magazine is published by the company with a circulation of 20000.[1]


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JTV (NHK World Premium)[edit]

Japan's state-owned NHK World Premium delivers news, sport, culture, documentary, drama, music, finance report and children’s programmes. This channel also provides NHK world radio 24 hours service through the sub-audio system.

KTV 1 (KBS World)[edit]

Popular KBS Korean language entertainment TV channel delivering news, sport, culture, music, documentary, drama and children’s programmes, finance reports and local TV3 news with Korean subtitles from Monday to Friday.

KTV 2[edit]

A mix of popular MBC and SBS Korean language television channels. MBC supplies news, sport, culture, music, documentary, drama, children’s programming and finance reports. SBS supplies their well known dramas.


A Cantonese entertainment and information, finance and business reports from TVBJ, ATV, RTHK, I-Cable TV with movies from Celestial Movies and daily local TV3 evening news with Chinese subtitles.


A variety show channel in Mandarin. This channel provides programmes from ETTV, CTI, Jet TV, TVBSN, TVBS, Azio TV, Unique Business TV, CTV, STV of Taiwan and local productions such as local news programme.


A Taiwan base channel in Mandarin. This channel formed by FTV, SETI, ETTV, CTI, Da-Ai TV, TVB 8, and STV bringing a selection of prime time drama, and variety shows.

CTV4 (Phoenix TV Chinese Channel)[edit]

A Mandarin channel of daily news, business and finance reports, sport, culture, documentary, variety shows and dramas from the Phoenix TV Chinese Channel of Hong Kong.


A Chinese drama channel in Mandarin. This channel the latest dramas from Monday to Friday with classical movies and dramas for Saturday and Sunday. Dramas come from the TVB Xing He channel in Hong Kong, and individual producers from Shanghai and Beijing.

CTV6 (CCTV4)[edit]

A Mandarin channel mainly broadcasting the state-owned CCTV-4 of China.


A Mandarin channel formed by Hunan Broadcasting System and Phoenix TV Info News Channel.


Main article: CTV8

Free channel on UHF 62 and Freeview UHF aerial 28. Mainly Taiwanese content, also some local programs and simulcast of New Supremo.


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A free English language channel on Freeview UHF aerial 29 with a focus on Chinese content.

WTV Real Good Life[edit]

The only Cantonese-language radio channel which broadcasts 24 hours daily nationwide on Sky and with radio frequency FM 99.4 to cover Auckland area.

WTV New Supremo[edit]

The only Mandarin-language radio channel which broadcasts 24 hours daily nationwide on Sky and with radio frequency AM 936 and on FM 104.2 to cover Auckland area.


  1. ^ Asian Communications Media House Ltd Mediakit

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