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 576i (SDTV) (1998-)
1080i (HDTV) (2009-)
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
Cignal (Philippines) Coming Soon
Cable
Macau Cable TV Channel 315
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 21
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 832
Cablelink (Philippines) Coming Soon
SkyCable/Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 286 (Digital)
SPB TV Channel 716

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 programs 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 - 8:30 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.
Nightly News 东方夜新闻 21:30 - 22:00 A live half-hour of Local, Domestic and Global news.

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 Saturdays A CTITV co-production, 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:

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

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