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CCTV-2 is a Chinese free-to-air television channel operated by China Central Television in the People's Republic of China. The channel broadcasts programs on the economy and life services.

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Owned byChina Central Television
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Broadcast areaChina
Formerly calledPeking Television Channel 2 (1973-1978)
China Central Television Program 2 (1978-1992)
China Central Television Economic and Comprehersion Channel (1993-2000)
China Central Television Economic, Life and Service Channel (2000-2003)
China Central Television Economy Channel (2003-2009)
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 2 (SD)
Channel 502 (HD)
Chinasat 6A3740 V 27500 FEC 3/4 (encrypted by VideoGuard) [1]
Chinasat 6A4080 H 27500 FEC 3/4 [2]
Chinasat 6A4130 V 14800 FEC 3/4 (encrypted by VideoGuard) [3]
Chinasat 6B3840 H 27500 FEC 3/4 [4]
CATV ChinaChannel 2
Streaming media


CCTV-2 was launched in 1973 as China's first color TV network and broadcast primarily educational programmes.

In 1983, CCTV-2 shifted its programming to broadcast sports events, agricultural programmes, variety shows and reruns of CCTV-1 productions.[citation needed] It also aired TV series from other countries.

In 2000, the channel was rebranded as "CCTV Economic Life and Service Channel".

On 24 August 2009, CCTV2 was rebranded again as "CCTV Business Channel". Television programmes not related to finance, economics or life service were moved to CCTV-3 and CCTV-10.


Programs broadcast on CCTV-2 are mainly about:


  • Dialogue
  • Secret Homage to Hero
  • Geeker Go
  • We Are Young
  • Is It True?
  • Shi Zhan Shang Xue Yuan


  1. ^ [1]. Archived from the original on August 2, 2016.
  2. ^ [2]. Archived from the original on August 2, 2016.
  3. ^ [3]. Archived from the original on August 2, 2016.
  4. ^ [4]. Archived from the original on August 2, 2016.