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Launched1 October 1992; 27 years ago (1992-10-01)
Owned byCCTV
Picture format1080i HDTV 16:9
2160p UHDTV 16:9
Broadcast areaInternational
HeadquartersBeijing, China
Formerly calledChina Central Television Channel 4 – International (1992–1995)
China Central Television International Channel (1995–2006)
WebsiteCCTV-4 Asia
CCTV-4 Europe
CCTV-4 America
CCTV Daifu
CCTV-4 China
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 4 (SD)
Channel 504 (HD)
Digital terrestrial television (United States)Channel 31.8 (Los Angeles, California)
FreeviewChannel 226 (Streamed)
Max3 (Indonesia)Channel 348
Sky Italia (Italy)Channel 580
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 375
Channel 335 (HD)
DStv (South Africa)Channel 447
KT SkyLife (South Korea)Channel 172
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 786
DirecTV (U.S.)Channel 2052
Dish Network (U.S.)Channel 9916
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 166 (SD)
Kristal-Astro (Brunei)Channel 375
Channel 335 (HD)
Astro NJOI (Malaysia)Channel 375
Sky PerfecTV!Channel 783/568
Channel 180
Rogers Cable (Canada)Channel 804
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 112
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 209
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 253
Sky Cable / Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 92 (Digital)
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 450
Naxoo (Switzerland)Channel 313
Shaw Communications (Canada)Channel 524
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 786
Intercable (Venezuela)Channel 99
Macau Cable Television (Macau)Channel 318
Surigao Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 72
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 307
Coltrahue Digital (Chile)Channel 77.1
ComcastChannel 3135 (SD)
Charter SpectrumChannel 1401 (SD)
Indihome (UseeTV) (Indonesia)Channel 533
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 555
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 801
TPG (Australia)Chinese TV2
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 542
KylinTV (U.S.)Channel 1
FiOS TV (U.S.)Channel 1795
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 180 (SD)
Streaming media
CNTV Ai BuguCCTV-4 Asia
CCTV-4 Europe
CCTV-4 America
CCTV Daifu
CCTV-4 China

CCTV-4 is a Chinese free-to-air television channel. It is one of six China Central Television channels that broadcasts outside the People's Republic of China.

This channel contains a variety of programs including documentaries, music, news, drama series, sports and children shows for Greater China including China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.


CCTV-4 was officially launched on 1 October 1992 with broadcasts from 8:30 am to 12:10 am Beijing Time.

The programming of CCTV-4 initially consisted of a mixture of English- and Chinese-language programming. English broadcasts stopped with the launch of CCTV-9 in September 2000. Select CCTV-4 programs were also broadcast in Cantonese until 2007.

On 1 May 1995, CCTV News was new replaced by "China News".

On 1 January 1995, the channel expanded and extended its international coverage by launching on satellite. At the same time, the channel was revised and programs were broadcast in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, and started airing 24 hours a day.

In 2007, the channel was split into three editions of continents and three editions of countries:

  • CCTV-4 Asia.
  • CCTV-4 Europe.
  • CCTV-4 America.


  • CCTV New Year's Gala
  • China's Public Opinion Field
  • Across China
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Our Chinese Heart
  • China Showbiz
  • China News
  • Xinwen Lianbo
  • Journey to Civilization
  • Foreigner in China
  • Tian Ya Gong Ci Shi
  • Sports on Line
  • Happy Chinese
  • Asia Today
  • Focus Today
  • Chinese World
  • Beloved Family