CGTN Documentary

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CGTN Documentary
CGTN Documentary logo.png
Launched 1 January 2011
Owned by China Central Television
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Country China
Broadcast area Worldwide
Formerly called CCTV-9 (until 31 December 2016)
Website CGTN Documentary
Digital only, as relayed by TDM
MHz Networks (Washington D.C., U.S.) Channel 30.6
ChinaSat 6B[1] 4116H, SID 407 VPID 1760 APID 1720[2]
Eutelsat W7 TP EA17, SID 1312 VPID 261 APID 263[3]
Astra 1M TP 22, SID 6912 VPID 612 APID 632[4]
Cignal (Philippines) Channel 144 (SD)
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 654
Channel 129
Channel 549
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 654
SkyCable/Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 93
Unitymedia (Germany) Channel 266
Macau Cable Television (Macau) Channel 56
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 83
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 211
Streaming media
CNTV Ai Bugu Watch online (restricted access outside China[5])

CGTN Documentary (formerly CCTV-9 until 31 December 2016) is a television channel operated by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) as a part of CGTN group of international channels, broadcasting documentaries in English language.

It used to share the "CCTV-9" name with its sister documentary channel in Mandarin Chinese. The channel has also been known to carry some Mandarin-language programmes with English subtitles; they broadcast new programming between 19:00 and 23:00 Beijing time, and repeat archival programming at other times.[citation needed]

Logo of the channel when it was known as CCTV-9 Documentary


In Macau, TDM relays the channel on LCN 74 on digital terrestrial television.

In Hong Kong, RTHK used to relay the channel as RTHK TV 33 on LCN 33 digital terrestrial television, but on 29 May 2017, RTHK began relaying CCTV-1 in its place after a short filler.


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  5. ^ When connecting from a Virgin Media IP in Cambridgeshire, UK, the message "this video cannot be streamed in your region" is shown by the player, as of 2011-05-26

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