CCTV is preparing to set up a new international media organization to integrate resources and to adapt to the trend of media convergence.
The China Global Television Network, or CGTN, is scheduled to be launched on the eve of the New Year.
CGTN will be a multi-language, multi-platform media grouping headquartered in Beijing. It will consist of six TV channels, a video content provider and a digital media division.
CGTN brings together an international professional team, with production centers in Washington and Nairobi, and a European production center on the way.
CGTN Television – The main English-language news channel taking over from CCTVNEWS. Other language channels are now CGTN Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian.
CGTN Documentary is replacing CCTV Documentary English and is China’s first state-level English-language documentary channel to broadcast globally.
CGTN will aim at creating a better understanding of international events across the world, bridging continents and bringing a more balanced view to global news reporting.
It will expand its mobile new media platform and explore media convergence.
From our headquarters in Beijing and our broadcast centers in Washington, DC and Nairobi, Kenya we are able to cover the globe.
A Europe production center is also in development.