China Television Company, Ltd. (CTV; Chinese: 中國電視公司; pinyin: Zhōngguó Diànshì Gōngsī; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiong-kok-tiān-sī-kong-si; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄓㄨㄥ ㄍㄨㄛˊ ㄉㄧㄢˋ ㄕˋ ㄍㄨㄥ ㄙ) (Formerly called Taiwan Daytime TV (TDT) in 1969-1975) is a television broadcasting company based in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). It was established on September 3, 1968, by the then-ruling Nationalist Party (KMT). The party owned the majority stake of the network. Trial broadcast started on October 9, 1969, and the channel formally started broadcasting on October 31 the same year. CTV was the first television channel to broadcast full colour television service to the whole island.

China Television Company, Ltd.
Company typeTelevision network,
Satellite television and
Cable television
IndustryTelevision Broadcasting
Founded3 September 1968
ProductsTelevision content, television programming
ParentWant Want China Times
CTV building in Taipei City

History edit

China Television was established on September 3, 1968, and began broadcasting in 1969.[1]

The third version of CTV logo (1980s-October 31, 1997) with Sun Yat-sen's calligraphy

On August 9, 1999, the channel was publicly listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange, becoming the first publicly listed broadcasting company on the island.

In 2006, due to effects borne by the media reform law in Taiwan requiring all political parties to divest their control in radio and television companies, 90% of CTV shares were sold to the China Times media group, effectively giving the station leeway to some of its satellite TV concerns, notably the Chung T'ien Television (CTi), one of major cable television programmers in Taiwan. Some CTV shows are now seen on CTi's two channels on cable.

It is currently the largest television channels on the island. Its shows consistently rated 2nd in all major time slots, and is home to Taiwan's most watched early evening newscast, the CTV News Global Report.

Funding allegations edit

In November 2019, Wang Liqiang, a self-proclaimed spy from the People's Republic of China (PRC) who defected to Australia, claimed, among other allegations, that CTV had received PRC funding in return for airing stories unfavorable of the ROC government on Taiwan.[2]

CTV's parent company, The Want Want China Times Group, denied these allegations.[2] The veracity of his claims has also been disputed by espionage experts, who suggested that his claims were made out of opportunism.[3][4]

Appearances edit

Test card edit

The testcard of CTV is PM5544.

Channels edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "產業價值鏈資訊平台 > 經營理念". Retrieved 2023-02-22.
  2. ^ a b Strong, Matthew (23 November 2019). "Taiwan TV stations reject defector's allegations of China funding". Taiwan TV stations reject defector's allegations of China funding. Taiwan News. Archived from the original on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Beijing 'spy' a bit player at best". 2019-11-29. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  4. ^ Eftimiades, Nicholas (6 December 2019). "Wang Liqiang: Chinese Defector, Fraud or Both?". Breaking Defense. Retrieved 11 March 2021.

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