China Education Television

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China Education Television
Television network and
Cable television
IndustryTelevision Broadcasting
FoundedOctober 1, 1986
HeadquartersBeijing, China
Key people
ProductsTelevision content, Television programming
ParentAdministrative parent: Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
Service Management: State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television

China Education Television (CETV) (simplified Chinese: 中国教育电视台; traditional Chinese: 中國教育電視台; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jiàoyù Diànshìtái and IPA pronunciation [ʈʂʊ́ŋ.kwǒ.tɕjâu.ŷ.tjɛ̂n.ʂɻ̩̂.tʰǎi]) is an educational TV station in the People's Republic of China. Its first broadcast was on October 1, 1986. Its function is to provide Chinese people with educational programs, similar to PBS in US or NHK Educational TV in Japan.

Free Channels[edit]

China ETV-1 (broadcast across China)
CETV Channel 1 was officially broadcast since 1986 and was orientated as a comprehensive education channel focusing on China education and human resource development. It is the only satellite channel which enjoys the same policy support as with CCTV-1, and is also the only satellite channel which covers more than 2,000 colleges and universities, more than 400,000 primary and secondary schools through ChinaSat 9, ChinaSat 6B and Apstar 6 transmission. Above 92% users have joined cable TV and about 971 million people are covered. CETV mainly publicizes the communist party and national education policies in form of educational culture programs, public service programs, and campus fashion programs.

China ETV-2 (broadcast across China)
CETV Channel 2 covers satellite TV channels in the whole nation as well as Southeast Asia region and mainly broadcasts the further education courses of China Central Radio & TV University, in order to provide a learning platform for China Central Radio & TV University students and to service China’s ‘Adult Education’ and ‘Vocational Education’. The courses consist of a wide range of subjects covering literature and laws, finance and economics, science and engineering, agriculture and medicine, etc.

China ETV-3 (broadcast only in Beijing)
CETV Channel 3, a humanistic education channel broadcast in Beijing and is the pioneer documentary channel in China. Its audience rating ranks top 20 among more than 70 Beijing landing channels. Channel 3 shows caring about people’s real lives in the form of documentaries and in view of humanity and have broadcast numerous ‘Humanity’, ‘Science and Technology’, and ‘Educational’ documentaries.

China ETV-4 (broadcast across China)
CETV Channel 4,formerly Air-classroom Channel, a welfare satellite channel covering the whole nation, focused on primary and secondary schools, teachers and parents and provides documentaries. Since 2003, Air Class Channel played an important role in resumption of school classes in events like ‘SARS’, ‘Wenchuan Earthquake’, ‘Yushu Earthquake’. On December 11, 2008, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television gave an official reply to approve the air class by CETV. The Air Class Channel was revised in January 1, 2012 by combining the documentaries and textbooks.

Pay Channel[edit]

China ETV- Early Education Channel
The ‘Early Education Channel’ officially started broadcasting in 2005 and is the only national channel for early child education. Mainly for 0-12 year-olds, but also covering pre-natal education for mothers. The channel maintains programing across more than 150 of the majority cities in China, through China’s first digital TV transmission platform and digital pay channels.

Internet Television[edit]

China ETV - China Education Network Television
China Education Network Television, approved by the State Press and Publication Administration of Radio (formerly SARFT) to use broadband Internet, mobile communication networks and other emerging technologies as the medium to promote the delivery of cultural and educational messages, guide online public opinion[clarification needed] and deliver to citizens, especially young masses, a rich cultural life. It is the only professional national education online channel, to provide users with content aggregation, live, on demand, upload, share, learn, trade and is the only international channel available to foreigners to learn Chinese language and culture.


The network was founded on October 1, 1986. [1]

On June 24, 2015, the station changed its logo on all of its channels.


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