China Central Television

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China Central Television (CCTV)
Company typeTelevision network,
Satellite television and
Cable television
IndustryTelevision Broadcasting
Founded2 September 1958
HeadquartersBeijing, People's Republic of China
Key people
Jiao Li (President)
Zhang Changming (Vice-President)
ProductsTelevision content, television programming
RMB 1.12 Billion
Number of employees
ParentState Administration of Radio, Film, and Television

China Central Television or Chinese Central Television, commonly abbreviated as CCTV, is the major state television broadcaster in mainland China.[1]

CCTV has a network of 50 channels. Each channel broadcasts different programs to more than one billion viewers.[2] The CCTV programs are a mixture of documentary, comedy, entertainment, and drama.

History[change | change source]

CCTV Peking (Beijing) Television (北京电视台) broadcast its first program on September 2, 1958.[2]

The network changed its name to CCTV on May 1, 1978.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Barboza, David. "Olympics Are Ratings Bonanza for Chinese TV," New York Times. August 21, 2008; retrieved 2011-11-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 CCTV, "About us"; retrieved 2011-11-22.

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