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CCTV-2 财经
CCTV-2 财经.svg
Launched 1963
Owned by China Central Television
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Country China
Formerly called Television China
Website CCTV-2
Analogue Channel 2
CATV China Channel 2
Streaming media

CCTV-2 ("Economy" until August 25, 2009) is operated by China Central Television in the People's Republic of China. The channel broadcasts programs on the economy and life services.


CCTV-2 was launched in 1962.[citation needed] At the time, it was China's first color TV channel and served primarily educational purposes.

In 1983, CCTV-2 became an "economic comprehensive channel", broadcasting sports programs, agricultural shows, variety shows and reruns of the CCTV-1 programs.[citation needed] It also airs programs from other countries.

In 1999, the channel was renamed the "CCTV Economic Life and Service Channel".

In 2003, its name was changed again to the "CCTV Economy Channel", and it stopped broadcasting sports programs, with an exception of the Olympic Games. All other programs were unaffected by the change.

On August 24, 2009, the name was again changed, to "CCTV Channel of Finance and Economics". After the revision, it was a semi-comprehensive channel. Some columns not related to finance, economics or life service were transferred to CCTV-3 and CCTV-10.


Programs broadcast on CCTV-2 are mainly about:

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