China Central Television

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China Central Television (CCTV)
中國中央電視台
中国中央电视台
TypeTelevision network,
Satellite television and
Cable television
IndustryTelevision Broadcasting
When it was created2 September 1958
HeadquartersBeijing, People's Republic of China
Key peopleJiao Li (President)
Zhang Changming (Vice-President)
Things madeTelevision content, television programming
Operating incomeRMB 1.12 Billion
Employees10,000
ParentState Administration of Radio, Film, and Television
Websitecctv.com

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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