http://www.cctv.com/ (中國中央電視台, Beijing, China) Citation: China Central Television (CCTV) is the national TV network of the People's Republic of China. CCTV went on the air on a trial basis on May 1, 1958. The station officially started regular transmissions on September 2 the same year. It began broadcasting color TV programs through PAL-D System in 1973. [...] CCTV currently has 8 channels, broadcasting 138 hours of programs daily. CCTV-1 broadcasts a comprehensive range of programmes, with the emphasis on news and current affairs. CCTV-2 focuses on economic, social and educational topics.CCTV-3 airs operas and music. CCTV-4, also known as CCTV international, presents a variety of programming targeted at overseas viewers. CCTV-5 is a sports channel. CCTV-6 is for movies. CCTV-7 is a combination channel for children, agriculture, the military, and science subjects. CCTV-8 is solely devoted to TV dramas. The coverage of CCTV-1 now reaches over 84% of the total population of China, with the number of regular viewers exceeding 900 million, who own 280 million TV sets. Site content: Major TV news items are also provided as streaming video (Real Player). Encoding: GB ; Big5 Availability: Also available: US mirror site and an English channel.
Subject: News on TV Language: Chinese
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