CCTV America

CCTV America
Launched February 6, 2012
Network CCTV News
Owned by China Central Television
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
DirecTV Channel 2119
Dish Network Channel 279
Available on some cable systems Check Local Listings
AT&T U-verse Channel 3602
Streaming media
CCTV America Live Stream

CCTV America is the American division of CCTV News, the English-language news channel run by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television. It is based in Washington, DC and manages bureaus across North and South America. The service employs a mix of American, international and Chinese journalists and produces Americas-based programming with a focus on Asia for CCTV News.[1]

CCTV America is led by director general Ma Jing with veteran Asia journalist Jim Laurie as executive consultant.[2] It began broadcasting on February 6, 2012.[3]

From the CCTV America website:

"Our Mission: to provide English-speaking viewers everywhere a different way to see the world by simply covering more of it.

CCTV America broadcasts news and talk programming from in its production facilities in Washington D.C., joining our headquarters in Beijing – and our sister broadcast center in Nairobi, Kenya – in providing a comprehensive as well as balanced view of the world in which we live."[4]

Production Team

Anchoring Team

North America Correspondents



CCTV America programs can be seen in North America at 8:00 PM US Eastern time on COMCAST Channel 273 and COX Channel 472 in the greater Washington area; on Time Warner Channel 134 in New York; on Charter Cable Channel 562 in Los Angeles; and nationwide on DISH TV channel 279. They are broadcast on the MHz Networks.


  1. "CCTV America Initiates New Programming From Washington, D.C." (Press release). CCTV. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  2. "Chinese state TV starts American service this week". Associated Press. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  3. Wang, Xi (2012-02-06). "About CCTV America". CNTV. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  4. 1 2 3 "CCTV America". Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  5. Hernández, Javier C. (2016-02-05). "Ties to Chinese State Media Raise Questions in U.S. Election Campaign". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  6. "Biz Asia America". Retrieved 2013-02-15.

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