Hunan Broadcasting System

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Hunan Broadcasting System
湖南广播电视台
Satellite television
Industry Media and Entertainment
Founded January 1, 1970
Headquarters Changsha, Hunan and Xining, Qinghai, China
Area served
China and abroad
Key people
Ouyang Changlin, Zhang Huali
Owner Government of Hunan
Website www.hunantv.com/

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 May 20, 2009, the television network expanded its service to Hong Kong and North America.

History[edit]

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

Hunan Broadcasting System's nationwide channel Hunan Satellite Television (Hunan TV) created Happy Camp, one of China's first variety show. 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 is also known for Super Girl, a national singing contest. 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 overtook CCTV-1 in ratings.

Assets[edit]

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
Hunan Television 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 Show serial 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 Entertainment entertainment news channel HDTV&SDTV
Channel F fashion channel HDTV&SDTV
  • Qinghai Television (Qinghai TV, national broadcast, 49% owned by HBS)
  • Happigo (Pay digital channel)
  • Pioneer Pingyu Channel (Pay digital channel)
  • Vanguard Documentary 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
  • Hunan Economic Radio
  • Hunan Fine Arts Radio
  • Hunan Traffic Radio
  • Hunan Travel Radio
  • Green 93.8
  • Super 89.3
  • Golden Eagle 95.5
  • Happy 88.6

Other assets:

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

Production[edit]

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]

References[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]