TTV Main Channel

TTV Main Channel
Launched October 10, 1962
Network Taiwan Television
Owned by Taiwan Television Enterprise
Picture format 480i SDTV, 16:9
1080i HDTV, 16:9
Country Republic of China
Broadcast area Taiwan
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Formerly called TTV General (2003–2006)
Analogue Channel 4 (174–180 MHz)
Until June 30, 2012
Digital Channel 32 (578–584 MHz)
LCN: 13
DishHD Check local listings
Taiwan CATV Channel 7 (174–180 MHz) or
Channel 8 (180–186 MHz)
(depending on operator)
MOD Channel 8

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


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 card

The testcard of TTV is Philips PM5544.

Opening and Closing times

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

HD version channel

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.

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