Chongqing Broadcasting Group

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Chongqing Broadcasting Group
Type Broadcast
Country China
Availability Chongqing and Sichuan, People's Republic of China
Official website

Chongqing Broadcasting Group (CBG; (Chinese: 重庆广播电视集团; pinyin: Chóngqìng Guǎngbō Diànshì Jítuán) is a government-owned television network based in the city of Chongqing in southwestern China. Established in 1981, Chongqing Television has been the leading broadcasting network in Chongqing and its affiliated counties and districts. After Chongqing became a direct-controlled municipality in 1997, Chongqing Television became the official TV program to represent and propagate the cultures and development of Chongqing. Chongqing Television became a subdivision of Chongqing Broadcasting Group (along with People's Radio Broadcasting Station of Chongqing and many other subdivisions) in 2004 with a headquarter in Jiulongpo District. Its main channel, CTV (formerly CQTV) is carried on cable systems in urban areas throughout mainland China and is available nationwide on both analogue and digital satellites.

List of CBG channels[edit]

Chongqing Broadcasting Group currently provides more than ten TV channels, and most of those channels are broadcast in the Municipality of Chongqing. The flagship channel of Chongqing Television, Chongqing Satellite Television Channel or CQTV-1, is broadcast in more than 25 provinces in Mainland China. The international channel has oversea broadcasts.

Channel Old Channel Number Channel Name Programs Note
CQTV-Chongqing CQTV Satellite Channel General Broadcast in many other provinces
CQTV-Movie CQTV-1 Movie and TV Series Channel Movies and TV Series
CQTV-News CQTV-2 News Channel Local news
CQTV-Education CQTV-3 Sciences and Education Channel Natural and social sciences, education, documentaries
CQTV-Urban CQTV-4 Urban Channel Lifestyles and fashion in Chongqing
CQTV-Entertainment CQTV-5 Entertainment Channel Arts, Sports and Entertainment
CQTV-Life Info CQTV-6 Life Channel Shopping, recreation, real estate, business
CQTV-Comedy CQTV-7 Comedy Channel Sitcoms Defunct, most programs merged into CQTV-Fashion
CQTV-Fashion -- Fashion Channel Fashion shows, local sitcoms, local cultures Have a special version for Guangdong
CQTV-Public and Agriculture CQTV-8 Public and Agriculture Channel Rural cultures of Chongqing, agriculture, laws, tourism
CQTV-Children -- Children Channel Cartoons, Children and Teenager variety, Classic foreign movies
CQTV-International -- International Channel News, Tourism and Culture Oversea broadcasting
CQTV-Dress -- Fashionable Dress Channel Model clothes Defunct since 2015
CQTV-Auto -- Auto Channel Automobile Known as China Auto Channel, a leading Automobile TV channel in China
CQTV-Colorful -- Qingcai Chongqing Channel Scenic views and tourism
CQTV-New Finance -- New Finance Channel Finance and Economy
CQTV-Mobile -- Mobile Channel General Broadcasting on public transportation


CBG talent show controversy[edit]

On 15 August 2007, a CBG talent show was suspended following criticism from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). The show, titled First Heartthrob[2] (Chinese: 第一次心动; pinyin: dìyīcì xīndòng) was condemned for "stunts and sensationalism".[3] CQTV has been ordered to take disciplinary measures against relevant staff. The programme is one of many idol-style shows carried on Chinese provincial stations, in an attempt to emulate the success of Super Girl. This particular show also includes elements of reality television programmes like Big Brother.[4]

According to Chinese media reports, programme director Zhou Zhishun claimed that the suspension was due to an incident on Friday 12 August, when contestant-judges clashes resulted in tears.[5] He is reported to have said, "This sudden event caused a loss of control on the set, and hence the restructuring was requested by SARFT."[3] There may also be a political element: the Administration urged other broadcasters to "voluntarily abide by political discipline and propaganda discipline", and the AP news agency linked this with the upcoming 17th Party Congress.[6]

SARFT's action has received praise from some Chinese commentators.[4] Chang Ping, an editor in the popular Southern Metropolis Daily, wrote "After Chongqing TV's First Heartthrob (第一次心动), similar programs Guangdong TV's Date With Beauty (美丽新约) and Shenzhen TV's Super Date (超级情感对对碰) were ordered to stop broadcasting. In the eyes of viewers, they all share one quality: vulgarity... [SARFT] has won wide acclaim. According to the results of a survey by China Youth Daily's survey center, 96.4% of those respondents who were aware of what First Heartthrob was cast their vote in support of SARFT's action." [7]


  1. ^ Martinsen, Joel (2007-09-03). "No space for quality cinema". Danwei:Chinese media, advertising, and urban life. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  2. ^ The title is difficult to translate into English. AP offers The First Time I Was Touched, Danwei prefers First Heartbeat or even Shock to the Heart.
  3. ^ a b Martinsen, Joel (2007-08-16). "Talent show pulled off the air by SARFT". Danwei:Chinese media, advertising, and urban life. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  4. ^ a b Lee, Min (2007-08-16). "Chinese Gov't Wary of TV Talent Shows". Associated Press. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  5. ^ "Report: Chinese broadcasting authorities kill talent show". Associated Press. 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2007-08-17. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Report: Chinese broadcasting authorities kill talent show". International Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-17. [dead link]
  7. ^ Quoted in Martinsen, Joel (2007-09-03). "No space for quality cinema". Danwei:Chinese media, advertising, and urban life. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 

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