China Network Television

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China Network Television
TypeInternet television
IndustryTelevision Broadcasting
Founded28 December 2009; 12 years ago (2009-12-28)
DefunctDecember 31, 2016 (2016-12-31)
ProductsTelevision content, television programming
ParentChina Central Television

China Network Television (CNTV; Chinese: 中国网络电视台) was a Chinese state-owned national web-based TV broadcaster of China Central Television that was officially launched on December 28, 2009.[citation needed] CNTV International offered 6 local language services (Chinese, Mongolian in Mongol script, Tibetan, Kazakh, Uyghur and Korean) and 6 foreign language services (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Arabic). They also provided viewers with a host of news and feature programs from China Central Television's foreign channels.

CNTV had multiple specialty channels which focus on a wide variety of subjects, including news, business and sports.[1] As of December 2014 according to Alexa Internet, the network's website was ranked no. 71 in the world.[2]

CNTV was rebranded as China Central Television (Chinese: 央视网) on January 1, 2017.

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  1. ^ Chen Jia (29 December 2009). "CCTV goes online to expand reach amid crackdown". China Daily. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-12-08.

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