Chung T'ien Television

Chung T'ien Television
Type Nationwide cable TV network
Branding CTi
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
First air date
Availability Taiwan
Official website
Chung T'ien Television
Traditional Chinese 中天電視
Simplified Chinese 中天电视

Chung T'ien Television (CTi TV; Chinese: 中天電視), is a nationwide cable TV network based in Taiwan. It belongs to Want Want China Times group, which also owns China Television (CTV).


Founded in 1994, CTi TV was originally called the Chinese Television Network (CTN; Chinese: 傳訊電視). CTN had two main channels, Zhong Tien (Chinese: 中天頻道) and Da Di (Chinese: 大地頻道). On January 30, 1997, ownership switched from P.H. Yu (于品海), the current chairman of Nan Hai Corporation Limited (南海控股有限公司), to the Koos Group (和信企業團). In 2000, ownership changed once again from KG Group to the Wisdom Group (象山集團), which, at the time, also operated China Television (CTV). Hsiang Shan merged CTN with CTV Satellite to form Power TV (Chinese: 勁道數位電視). As part of Power TV, CTV Satellite became Chung T'ien Entertainment, while CTN's Zhong Tien split up into Power TV News (Chinese: 中天新聞台) and Power TV Variety (Chinese: 勁報電視台). Power News eventually changed its name to Chung T'ien Information, which then became Chung T'ien Main in January 2004. After the He Hsin-Hsiang Shan ownership transfer, Da Di was granted some degree of autonomy as Da Di Television; however, Da Di eventually became part of Videoland Television Network, and changed its name to the Videoland Drama Channel. In June 2002, ownership of Power TV changed once again from Hsiang Shan to the China Times; Power TV changed its name to present-day Chung T'ien Television (CTi TV).


CTiTV building in Taipei City

CTI TV offers three main channels, as well as an International channel for viewers living outside of the island of Taiwan.

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