‘CCTV News’ is a global English language, 24 x 7 news and current affairs channel. It is one of 42 television channels produced and broadcast by China Central Television, the world’s largest broadcaster with a reach of more than 1.2 billion people.
The English channel can be seen in more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories.
Through cable and satellite, it is in nearly 30 million households (encompassing 75 million viewers) in the United States. In Asia, the channel has large audiences on the Chinese mainland and is on multiple platforms in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In Europe, CCTV News is available to 6.6 million SKY Digital subscribers in the United Kingdom/ Ireland, and 1.2m TPS subscribers in France.
The Channel aims to provide alternative global coverage with a China perspective.
CCTV News was launched in Beijing in April 2010. The channel is an outgrowth of the general interest English Channel 9 founded in September 2000. CCTV News has grown steadily with an increasing number of broadcast hours produced outside China.
Launched on February 6, 2012, CCTV America is the American production and broadcast arm of the channel. The broadcast center employs nearly 160 people. It also services all Chinese language channels with US news coverage.
In 2014, CCTV America will produce five hours of daily content: news, business, talk, documentary and current affairs programming. Programming originates from Washington, New York, and Los Angeles.
CCTV America focuses on in depth coverage of developments in both North and South America. It fields a dozen correspondents in Central and South America; more than any other English language network. Its talk programming attracts distinguished guests to speak on global issues from the world of politics, business, and entertainment.
CCTV America programming launched from Washington on February 6, 2012 and has been steadily expanding.