Dragon Television

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Dragon Television
Dragon Television (China) logo.svg
Launched October 1, 1998 (as Shanghai Metropolitan Television)
Owned by Shanghai Media Group
Picture format HDTV 1080i
SDTV 576i
Country People's Republic of China
Headquarters Shanghai
Website http://www.dragontv.cn/
Availability
Satellite
Around Asia, Oceania 115.5 ° E Central Star No. 6B 3808 H 8800
China including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan 92.2°E Central Star No. 9 11880 L 28800
Greater China (overseas edition) 138 ° E Asia-Pacific No. 5 12538 V 41248
Japan (Overseas Edition) 124 ° E, Japan Communication No. 4A 12643 H 21096
Australian Jade Interactive TV 3
SKY PerfecTV! Japan Channel 781
Dish Network (United States) Channel 9930
Cable
Hong Kong TVB Pay Vision Limited Channel 88
Macau Cable TV Channel 15
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 21
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 832
SPB TV Channel 716 (SD)

Shanghai Dragon Television or Dragon TV (Chinese: 东方卫视; pinyin: Dōngfāng Wèishì) is a provincial satellite TV station. It launched in October 1998 as "Shanghai Metropolitan Television" but changed its name to Dragon Television on October 23, 2003.[1] Currently, Dragon TV's signal covers most of China, including Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas in North America, Japan, Australia, Europe and other countries and regions landing. From September 28, 2009 and onwards, the channel used standard high-definition broadcast.

History[edit]

All of Dragon TV's news program are owned by the parent company SMG TV news production center. The center has a professional staff of 500 people a day, 7 sections provided for the Dragon TV news programs which amounts a total of 5 hours. It is Asia's largest open-press studio and the largest television news production and broadcasting of news organizations. Now Available On TVB Network Vision Channel 88,Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 21, HKBN BBTV Channel 715 and the SPB TV OTT TV.

News Programs[edit]

(Updated January 2016)

Currently, Dragon TV has a total of 6 news programs, including 4 live broadcast news program and 2 news feature shows. Details of the programs are as follows:

Weekdays[edit]

Program Chinese Name Time Description
Morning 看东方 7:00 - 9:00 Morning live news show, including the latest news and local life.
Headlines 东方大头条 12:00 - 12:30 A live half-hour of the latest Domestic and Global news, with audience interactions.
Primetime News 东方新闻 18:00 - 19:00 A live hour of Domestic, Local and Global news.
Shanghai Today 直播上海 21:30 - 21:40 Shanghai Local news in ten minutes. (On-air time varies with length of CCTV XINWENLIANBO and TV series)

Weekends[edit]

Morning 看东方 7:00 - 8:10 Morning live news show, including the latest news and local life.
Headlines 东方大头条 12:00 - 12:30 A live half-hour of the latest Domestic and Global news, with audience interactions.
Primetime News 东方新闻 18:00 - 19:00 A live hour of Domestic, Local and Global news.
Tale of Two Cities 双城记 8:15-8:55 Sundays A CTITV co-production, Hong Kong and Taiwan Political talk show.
Crossover 环球交叉点 8:55-9:45 Sundays A CRI co-production, discussion of Global hot spots weekly.

Shows and Dramas[edit]

(Updated January 2016)

Currently, Dragon TV has a total of 8 shows and 1 drama. Details of the shows and dramas are as follows:

Shows[edit]

Program Chinese Name Time Description
Fashion Kids 潮童天下 11:45 - 12:00 Mon-Sun 15 minutes of interactions with funny kids on different topics.
The Story in ER 2 急诊室故事2 21:40 - 23:00 Mondays A series of documentary depicting real-life stories in emergency rooms in Shanghai, China.
Jin Xing Show and Jin Xing Interview 金星秀 金星时间 21:40 - 22:40 Wednesdays Talk show and interview by famous dancer and talk show host Jin Xing.
SI DA MING ZHU 四大名助 21:40 - 23:00 Thursdays 4 funny hosts,comedians,and actors Meng Fei, Yuchi Linjia, Wang Zulan, and Xie Yilin share their views on different topics related to social life.
TONIGHT: 80's Talk Show 今晚80后脱口秀 23:00 - 00:00 Thursdays Talk show by comedian Wang Zijian.
Mamma Mia 4 妈妈咪呀4 21:40 - 23:00 Fridays Young Mums' Got Talent!
Grammy's Salute to China 格莱美致敬中国 梦之声-中国之星 21:40 - 23:00 Saturdays Singers teamed up with famous musicians to compete with each other in all genres.
Happy Comedians 2 欢乐喜剧人2 21:40 - 23:00 Sundays Comedians nationwide compete for the final champion.

Dramas[edit]

The Young Marshal 少帅 19:30 - 21:30 (Dream Theater - 2 Episodes Every Day) New TV series dedicated to the legendary life of the young marshal Zhang Xueliang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shanghai plans all English TV channel" People's Daily Online. 23 October 2003. Retrieved 2012-10-01

External links[edit]