Beijing Television

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Beijing Television
Type Broadcast
Country People's Republic of China
Availability in Beijing, other parts in China
Founded 2 September 1958 (later 1 May 1978)
Official website
BTV logo (up until 2008)
BTV interviews Beijing Subway officials around 10:00 December 30, 2012, the day when over 40 new stations were open, and Beijing Subway became the longest in the world.
Headquarters of BTV

Beijing Television (BTV; simplified Chinese: 北京电视台; traditional Chinese: 北京電視臺; pinyin: Běijīng Diànshìtái) is a government-owned television network in the People's Republic of China. It broadcasts from Beijing. The channel is available only in Chinese.

Beijing Television was founded in May 16, 1979. It covers China, Asia and North America. China Central Television was called Beijing Television from 1958 to 1978.

List of BTV channels[edit]

The group has ten primary channels, which were formerly numbered sequentially (BTV-1, BTV-2, etc.):

  • Beijing Satellite TV (Chinese: BTV 北京卫视)
  • BTV Arts Channel (Chinese: BTV 文艺)
  • BTV Science and Education Channel (Chinese: BTV 科教)
  • BTV Entertainment Channel (Chinese: BTV 影视)
  • BTV Finance Channel (Chinese: BTV 财经)
  • BTV Sports Channel (Chinese: BTV 体育)
  • BTV Lifestyle Channel (Chinese: BTV 生活)
  • BTV Youth Channel (Chinese: BTV 青年)
  • BTV News Channel (Chinese: BTV 新闻)
  • BTV Kaku Kids Channel (Chinese: 卡酷少儿)

Additionally, the network provides:

  • BTV International Channel (for overseas viewers; available on Dish Network)
  • BTV Theater Channel (Chinese: 京视剧场频道; pinyin: jīngshì jùchǎng píndào) TV Drama Channel (digital broadcasting)
  • Loving Home Shopping Channel (Chinese: 爱家购物频道; pinyin: àijiā gòuwù píndào) TV Shopping Channel (digital broadcasting)

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