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TTV Main Channel is the primary free-to-air terrestrial television channel of the Taiwan Television company and is the first television channel luanched in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

TTV Main Channel
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LaunchedOctober 10, 1962
NetworkTaiwan Television
Owned byTaiwan Television Enterprise
Picture format480i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryRepublic of China
Broadcast areaTaiwan
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
Formerly calledTTV General (2003–2006)
DigitalChannel 32 (578–584 MHz)
LCN: 13
DishHDCheck local listings
Taiwan CATVChannel 7 (174–180 MHz) or
Channel 8 (180–186 MHz)
(depending on operator)
Destiny Cable/SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 230
MODChannel 8



It was established on April 28, 1962, test transmissions on October 3, 1962 and officially inaugurated by the First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling on October 10, 1962.


Test cardEdit

The testcard of TTV is Philips PM5544.

Opening and Closing timesEdit

TTV Main Channel starts up every day at 05:00 and closes down every day at 03:30.

HD version channelEdit

TTV HD was launched on July 21, 2012, simulcasting the 2012 Summer Olympics in high-definition format. After coverage ended, it began simulcasting with TTV Main Channel. On December 29, 2014, TTV Main Channel started broadcasting in HD, while TTV HD closed.


  1. ^ The song "中華民國國歌" Zhōng Huá Mín Gúo Gúo Gē (National Anthem of the Republic of China), lyrics by Sun Yat-sen (孫中山) and composed by Ch'eng Mao-yün (程懋筠) was played at the start of each broadcast day.