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CCTV-4 中文国际
CCTV-4 中文国际.svg
Launched 1 October 1992; 26 years ago (1992-10-01)
Network CCTV
Owned by CCTV
Picture format 16:9/4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Country China
Language Chinese
Broadcast area International
Headquarters Beijing, China (2009-present)
Formerly called China Central Television Fourth Sets Programs(1992-1995)
China Central Television International Channel(1995-2006)
Website CCTV-4 Asia
CCTV-4 Europe
CCTV-4 America
CCTV Daifu
CCTV-4 China
CCTV Analog (PAL-D) Channel 4 (SD)
CCTV Digital (MUX3) Channel 4 (SD)/504(HD)
(Los Angeles, US)
Channel 31.8
Freeview (UK) Channel 226 (Streamed)
Max3 (Indonesia) Channel 348
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 580
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 334
DStv (South Africa) Channel 420
KT SkyLife (South Korea) Channel 172
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 786
DirecTV (U.S.) Channel 2052
Dish Network (U.S.) Channel 9916
Cignal (Philippines) Channel 166 (SD)
Kristal-Astro (Brunei) Channel 334
Astro NJOI (Malaysia) Channel 334
Sky PerfecTV! Channel 783/568
Channel 180
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 804
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 112
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 209
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 253
Sky Cable / Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 92 (Digital)
StarHub TV (Singapore) DTTV: Channel 30
Cable: Channel 801
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland) Channel 450
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 313
Shaw Communications (Canada) Channel 524
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 786
Intercable (Venezuela) Channel 99
Macau Cable Television (Macau) Channel 318
Surigao Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 72
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 307
Coltrahue Digital (Chile) Channel 77.1
Indihome (UseeTV) (Indonesia) Channel 533
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 555
TPG (Australia) Chinese TV2
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 542
KylinTV (U.S.) Channel 1
FiOS TV (U.S.) Channel 1795
Streaming media
CNTV Ai Bugu CCTV-4 Asia
CCTV-4 Europe
CCTV-4 America
CCTV Daifu
CCTV-4 China

CCTV-4 中文国际 (Chinese: 中国中央电视台中文国际频道; pinyin: Zhōngguó zhōngyāng diànshìtái zhōngwén guójì píndào) is a 24-hour Chinese international channel. It is one of six China Central Television channels that broadcasts outside the People's Republic of China.

This channel contains a variety of programs including documentaries, music, news, drama series, sports and children shows for Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.


CCTV-4 was officially launched by President Yang Shangkun at President Palace of the People's Republic of China in Beijing in 1992. It started as a six-hour Chinese international channel.

The programming of CCTV-4 initially consisted of a mixture of English and Chinese programming. English broadcasting stopped with the introduction of the English language channel CCTV-9 in September 2000. Select CCTV-4 programs were also broadcast in Cantonese until 2007, since when the channel has been broadcast in Mandarin Chinese only.

In 1994 the channel expanded to twelve hours and in 1998 it expanded to eighteen hours.

Recently, the European feed has started to air certain shows with English subtitles.

In 2007, the channel was split into three editions of continents and three editions of countries:

  • CCTV-4 Asia - Daily programs to Asia and Australasia.
  • CCTV-4 Europe - Daily programs to Europe and Africa.
  • CCTV-4 America - Daily programs to North America and South America.


RCTI and TV3 both provide news bulletin programmes that focus on Indonesia and Malaya to CCTV-4. Other locally produced segments of the daily programming focus on Singapore, Batam and Johor Bahru.


  • CCTV New Year's Gala
  • China's Public Opinion Field
  • Across China
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Our Chinese Heart
  • China Showbiz
  • China News
  • Journey to Civilization
  • Foreigner in China
  • Tian Ya Gong Ci Shi
  • Sports On Line
  • Happy Chinese
  • Asia Today
  • Focus Today
  • Chinese World
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