Hunan Broadcasting System

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Hunan Broadcasting System
Satellite television
IndustryMedia and Entertainment
Founded28 June 2010; 8 years ago (2010-06-28)
Area served
China and abroad
Key people
Ouyang Changlin, Zhang Huali
OwnerGovernment of Hunan

Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS) (simplified Chinese: 湖南广播电视台; traditional Chinese: 湖南廣播電視台; pinyin: Húnán Guǎngbò Diànshìtái) formerly known as Golden Eagle Broadcasting System (GBS), is China's second biggest television network after China Central Television (CCTV). The television network is owned by the Hunan provincial government. The network is based in Changsha in Hunan and Xining in Qinghai. On 20 May 2009, the television network expanded its service to Hong Kong and North America.


Hunan Broadcasting System first aired on 1 October 1970 as a local television station in Changsha, Hunan province, China. It expanded its network through nationwide satellite television on 1 January 1997.

Hunan Broadcasting System's nationwide channel Hunan Satellite Television (Hunan TV) created Happy Camp, one of China's first variety shows. Happy Camp remained as China's highest-rated TV show, until its ratings were overtaken in 2008 by Jiangsu TV's If You Are the One. Hunan TV was also known for launching national singing contests Super Girl and Super Boy fashioned after the British series Pop Idol. Hunan TV also aired many highly rated dramas including Palace and Scarlet Heart.

Hunan Broadcasting System took a 49% stake in Qinghai TV in 2009, increasing the number of satellite channels in its roster.

Hunan TV is currently China's second most-watched channel, second only to CCTV-1, owned by China Central Television, although Hunan TV occasionally overtakes CCTV-1 in ratings.


Headquarters of Hunan Broadcasting System
Office of Hunan Television World
Office of Hunan eTV
Headquarters of HBS Radio

TV channels[edit]

Channel Channel content Format Launch Date
HNTV Satellite main Standard Chinese channel
(free-to-air in Hunan only)
HDTV&SDTV 1 Jan. 1997
Aniworld cartoon channel HDTV&SDTV 30 Oct. 2004
HNTV World international Standard Chinese channel HDTV&SDTV 20 May 2009
HNTV Economic economic channel HDTV&SDTV 1 Jan. 1996
HNTV Drama drama channel HDTV&SDTV
HNTV Metropolitan city channel HDTV&SDTV
HNTV Movie movie channel HDTV&SDTV
HNTV Public public information channel HDTV&SDTV
Golden Eagle Documentary documentary channel HDTV&SDTV
HNTV Show entertainment channel HDTV&SDTV
Channel F fashion channel HDTV&SDTV

Online TV:

  • Mango Television
  • Qinghai Television (Qinghai TV, national broadcast, 49% owned by HBS)
  • Happigo (Pay digital channel)
  • Pioneer Pingyu Channel (Pay digital channel)
  • Chinese Tea Channel (Pay digital channel)
  • Hunan Television Education (Happy Learning, pay digital channel)
  • Happy Fishing (Pay digital channel)

Radio Frequencies (Provincial broadcasts only):

  • Hunan News Radio (on MW 738, on FM 102.8, 93.0, 88.0, 93.7 etc., on SW 4990) (Frequencies on FM may vary in different cities)
  • Hunan Economic Radio (on MW 900, on FM 90.1, 91.0, 95.7, 94.6 etc.) (Frequencies on FM may vary in different cities)
  • Hunan Fine Arts Radio (on FM 97.5, 87,5, 90.8, 95.7) (Frequencies on FM may vary in different cities)
  • Hunan Traffic Radio (on FM 91.8, 100.3, 102.6) (Frequencies on FM may vary in different cities)
  • Hunan Travel Radio (on FM 106.9, 90.6)
  • Green 938 (on FM 93.8, 100.7)
  • Super 893 (on FM 89.3, 89.8, 102.1)
  • Golden Eagle 955 (on FM 95.5, 100.5, 91.3)

Other assets:

  • Corporation
  • Jin Yin Bao
  • Mango Pictorial
  • EE-Media
  • Xiaoxiang Films
  • Mango Films
  • Shineshow Media
  • Genstone International


Hunan Broadcasting System has broadcast notable programming such as Super Girl, often referred to as the Chinese version of the United Kingdom's Pop Idol.[1] As of 2008, it is airing the Chinese version of Strictly Come Dancing, a co-production with TVB.

Hunan TV[edit]

Qinghai TV[edit]


  1. ^ Lynch, David J (2005-05-26). "China under spell of mighty 'Super Girl'". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-07-29.

External links[edit]

Hunan TV[edit]

Hunan eTV[edit]

Qinghai TV[edit]