Το λογότυπο του CCTV News
|Πρώτη λειτουργία||15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2000|
|Έναρξη λειτουργίας||15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2000|
|Εικόνα||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Ιδιοκτήτης||China Central Television|
|Σλόγκαν||China's First English News Channel (Πρώτο Αγγλόφωνο ειδησεογραφικό κανάλι της Κίνας)|
Το CCTV News είναι το αγγλόφωνο κανάλι ειδήσεων της τηλεόρασης της Λ.Δ. της Κίνας (China Central Television - CCTV), του μεγαλύτερου τηλεοπτικού δικτύου της χώρας. Το κανάλι καλύπτει μία ευρεία γκάμα, η οποία περιλαμβάνει δελτία ειδήσεων, εις βάθος αναφορές και προγράμματα σχολιασμού.
History[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]
CCTV began considering English-language international news programming on 1 January 1979, at the start of China's "Reform and opening up" period. English news bulletins began on CCTV-2 in 1984 and became available to overseas viewers when they moved to CCTV-4 in February 1991, and CCTV-13 in August 1991. CCTV-9 began broadcasting across China on 15 September 2000, becoming the country's first all-English television station.
On 1 January 2002, CCTV-9 entered the United States cable market, as part of a deal that allowed AOL, Time Warner, and News Corporation access to cable systems in Guangdong. In its early years, CCTV-9 broadcast English language news bulletins and cultural interest shows for most of each day, and aired mostly reruns during the overnight hours in China. One of its biggest projects was covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Until April 2010, CCTV-9 was a mixed general interest channel featuring news, travel programming, and language training. But on the 26th of that month, CCTV-9 was relaunched as a 24-hour English-language news service, and its name was changed to "CCTV News." The first major projects the new-look station undertook included covering the aftermath of the Yushu County Earthquake and the opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
After its transformation into a 24-hour service, the broadcast schedule was revamped a number of times, as management searched for the right balance of programming to fit the station's interests. The target audience of CCTV News is foreigners both inside and outside China, specifically those with an interest in the country. CCTV News claims its potential global audience is 85 million. However, reported totals of actual viewers vary from different sources.