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China Central Television (CCTV)
Television network,
Satellite television and
Cable television
Industry Television Broadcasting
Founded 2 September 1958
Headquarters Beijing, People's Republic of China
Key people
Jiao Li (President)
Zhang Changming (Vice-President)
Products Television content, television programming
Operating income
RMB 1.12 Billion
Number of employees
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.

CCTV has a network of 50 channels. Each channel broadcasts different programs to more than one billion viewers. 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.

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

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