China Central Television

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China Central Television (CCTV)
Type Television network,
Satellite television and
Cable television
Industry Television Broadcasting
When it was created 2 September 1958
Headquarters Beijing, People's Republic of China
Key people Jiao Li (President)
Zhang Changming (Vice-President)
Things made Television content, television programming
Operating income RMB 1.12 Billion
Employees 10,000
Parent State 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 19 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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