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CCTV-9 is a television channel operated by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), broadcasting documentaries in Mandarin Chinese. It shared the name with CCTV's English language documentary channel until 31 December 2016, when the latter was renamed CGTN Documentary.

Launched1 January 2011
Owned byChina Central Television
Picture format16:9/4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Broadcast areaWorldwide
CCTV Digital (MUX3)Channel 9 (SD)/509(HD)
ChinaSat 6B[1]3880 H, SID 507 VPID 518 APID 710[2]
Streaming media
CNTV Ai BuguCCTV-9 (restricted access outside China[3])


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ When connecting from a Virgin Media IP in Cambridgeshire, UK, the message "this video cannot be streamed in your region" is shown by the player, as of 2011-05-26

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