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Sky Link TV

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Sky Link TV
TypeState media
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaThe Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area
Language(s)Mandarin, Cantonese
Picture format720 x 480 (SDTV)/1280 x 720 (HDTV)
OwnerGuangzhou Broadcasting Network
Websitewww.skylinktv.us Edit this at Wikidata
UHF 44.3 (KXLA, Los Angeles)
UHF 44.4 (KXLA, Los Angeles)
UHF 4.2 (KRON, San Francisco)

Sky Link TV (Chinese: 天下衛視; pinyin: Tiān Xià Wèi Shì; Cantonese Yale: Tin1 Ha6 Wai6 Si6) is Chinese satellite TV network in the United States owned by Guangzhou Broadcasting Network.[1]


In 1989, a Taiwanese American financial group founded North America Television (NATV) in Los Angeles. California.[2] In 2009, it was purchased by a private Chinese company, Tian Xing Media Company.[3] In 2013, it was purchased by a subsidiary of Guangzhou Broadcasting Network, GZ Television Media.[1]

Jetsen Huashi Wangju Media & Sky Link TV Merger[edit]

On March 22, 2019, Jetsen Huashi Wangju Cultural Media Company announced a merger with Sky Link TV USA.

Timeline of events[edit]

  • December 1, 1989 - North America Television (NATV) was founded in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1990 - North America Television entered Charter Cable.
  • December, 1992 - North America Television started branch company in New York City. It entered Time Warner Cable in New York City.
  • 1999, North America Television closed New York branch company.
  • December, 2001 - North America Television changed its name to Global Communication Group, Inc. started doing business as Sky Link TV.
  • January 1, 2004 - Sky Link TV began live broadcast Rose Parade at every New Year's Day in Mandarin.
  • August 10, 2006 - Sky Link TV joined Dish Network channel.
  • November 9, 2007 - Sky Link TV joined Kylin internet TV channel.[4]
  • July 27, 2009 - Sky Link TV was sold to Tian Xing Media Company from China.[3]
  • December, 2009 - Sky Link TV launched its first free-to-air channel KVMD, UHF 31.5 for 24/7 Mandarin programs.
  • September 17, 2012 - Sky Link TV was sold to Guangzhou Media American Co, Ltd.
  • November 2, 2012 - Sky Link TV launched its second free-to-air channel: a brand new Cantonese TV Channel (KXLA UHF 44.4), thus became the first TV Station broadcast in both Mandarin and Cantonese in the United States 24/7.
  • November 4, 2012 - Sky Link TV hosted Dayo Wong stand-up comedy show at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles.
  • January 1, 2013 - Sky Link TV began to live broadcast Rose Parade in Cantonese and Mandarin language.
  • May 15, 2014 - Sky Link TV launched its third channel (KXLA UHF 44.3) in Mandarin. Meanwhile, Sky Link TV ends its affiliation with KVMD 31.5.
  • November 16, 2014 - Sky Link TV hosted another Dayo Wong stand-up comedy show in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
  • May 2015 - Sky Link TV ended Kylin TV internet TV streaming.
  • September 18, 2015 - Sky Link TV signs an agreement with KRON-TV.
  • September 29, 2015 - Sky Link TV SF goes on the air via KRON 4.2 and Comcast Xfinity channel 193.
  • December 6, 2018 - Sky Link TV Names Nielsen New Local Television Measurement Provider
  • March 22, 2019 - Jetsen Huashi Wangju Media & Sky Link TV Merger and Acquisition


  1. ^ a b Diamond, Larry; Schell, Orville (2019-08-01). China's Influence and American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance. Hoover Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-8179-2286-3. OCLC 1104533323. Retrieved September 4, 2022.
  2. ^ Sky Link TV History
  3. ^ a b Article on transaction Archived 2015-07-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Article on joining Kylin

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