|Picture format||1080i HDTV 16:9|
2160p UHDTV 16:9
|Launched||1 October 1992|
|Former names||China Central Television Channel 4 – International (1992–1995) |
China Central Television International Channel (1995–2006)
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 4 (SD)|
Channel 504 (HD)
|Digital terrestrial television (United States)||Channel 31.8 (Los Angeles, California)|
|Freeview||Channel 226 (Streamed)|
|CCTV program website||CCTV-4 Asia|
CCTV-4 was officially launched on 1 October 1992 with broadcasts from 8:30 am to 12:10 am Beijing Time.
The programming of CCTV-4 initially consisted of a mixture of English- and Chinese-language programming. English broadcasts stopped with the launch of CCTV-9 in September 2000. Select CCTV-4 programs were also broadcast in Cantonese until 2007.
On 1 May 1995, CCTV News was new replaced by "China News".
On 1 January 1995, the channel expanded and extended its international coverage by launching on satellite. At the same time, the channel was revised and programs were broadcast in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, and started airing 24 hours a day.
In 2007, the channel was split into three editions of continents and three editions of countries:
- CCTV-4 Asia.
- CCTV-4 Europe.
- CCTV-4 America.