China Central Television

Chinese television broadcaster

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

China Central Television (CCTV)
Television 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

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.


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]

Related pagesEdit


  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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