Shanghai Media Group

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Shanghai Media Group
Type Broadcast
Country People's Republic of China
Availability in Shanghai, other parts in China
Launch date
Official website
SMG Online
Shanghai Media Group
Simplified Chinese 上海东方传媒集团
Traditional Chinese 上海東方傳媒集團

Shanghai Media Group (SMG; Chinese: 上海东方传媒集团; pinyin: Shànghǎi Dōngfāng Chuánméi Jítuán) under the Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group (SMEG), is a multimedia television and radio broadcasting, news and Internet company. The company employs around 5,200 people, with capital assets totalling RMB 11.7 billion.

SMG’s core business is television broadcasting and related media entertainment services including sports, showbiz, performance arts, science and technology, and finance. Revenue from advertising accounts for 10% of the commercial sales turnover in the local market.


Formed in 2001, SMG is the result of a merger between the People’s Radio Station of Shanghai, East Radio Shanghai, Shanghai Television Station, and Oriental Television Station. It has 11 analogue TV channels, 90 digital paid cable TV channels, an internet TV service, plus 10 analogue and 19 digital radio services. The group also operates and owns 5 sports centres and 14 cultural art centres. According to a survey of AC Nielsen, eleven of the group’s TV channels have achieved a market share of 76% during prime time in 2003.

In 2003 the group conducted a feasibility study with a view to set up a new English channel.[1] It renamed its Shanghai Broadcasting Network to Dragon TV and moved that channel's best-known English program "News at Ten" to Shanghai Television Business Channel and Dragon TV.[2] In January 2008, the Group launch a 24-hour English TV news channel, (ICS - International Channel Shanghai), the second in China after the state-own China Central Television's English channel (CCTV-9).[3] The content of ICS News is distributed on mobile and internet platforms by US Company China Animation Partners, LLC.

English radio programming includes "Live It Up, Shanghai" broadcasts on the East Radio channel (792am and 89.9fm).

On 2 October the Group hosted special concert to mark the 20th anniversary of South Korea and China's diplomatic ties, with performers including along Kim Jang-hoon, Super Junior-M and EXO-K.[4]

TV channels[edit]

Channel Channel content Format Launch Date
Dragon Television main Standard Chinese channel
Free-to-air in Shanghai only
formerly known as STV (Shanghai Television)
HDTV&SDTV 23 Oct. 2003
1 Oct. 1998 (STV)
STV News and General general and news channel HDTV&SDTV 1 Oct. 1958
CBN financial news channel HDTV&SDTV 1 Aug. 2003
Channel Young youth channel HDTV&SDTV 1 June 2009
STV Drama serial channel HDTV&SDTV 26 Dec. 1992
Great Sports sports channel HDTV&SDTV 8 Oct. 2001
STV Documentary documentary channel HDTV&SDTV 1 Jan. 2002
STV Entertainment entertainment channel HDTV&SDTV 18 Jan. 1993
STV Art Media artistic channel HDTV&SDTV 1 Jan. 2008
ICS international English channel HDTV&SDTV 1 Jan. 2008
OCJ 1 & 2 Infomercial channels HDTV&SDTV
Haha Kids children channel HDTV&SDTV 18 July 2004
Toonmax animation channel HDTV&SDTV 26 Dec. 2004
East Movie Channel movie channel HDTV&SDTV 28 Dec. 2003

Radio stations[edit]

Frequency Description
990 AM / FM 93.4 Shanghai People's Radio Station
648 AM / FM 105.7 Traffic
1296 AM / FM 90.9 Eastern China Regional News
792 AM / 89.9 FM Shanghai Local News
101.7 FM Popular Music (POP 101) (Mandopop)
103.7 FM Love Music
94.7 FM Classical Music
97.7 FM Economic/Business News
107.2 FM Story Channel
1197 AM / FM 97.2 Marine Channel
94.0 FM Sports News
98.1 FM Western Pop Music



  1. ^ "Shanghai plans all English TV channel" 22 October 2003. Retrieved 2012-10-01
  2. ^ "Shanghai plans all English TV channel" People's Daily Online. 23 October 2003. Retrieved 2012-10-01
  3. ^ Chen, George (18 September 2007). "Shanghai Media plans English news channel in China". Reuters. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (27 September 2012). "Kim Jang-hoon to Donate 300 Mln Won For Afforestation in China". 10 Asia. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chinese version of WGM, which stars T-ara’s Hyomin and Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, airs in Korea". Star News. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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