Monday, September 1, 2008

China Stamp: 2008-21

China Stamp
Name: The 50th Anniversary for the Founding of Chinese Television Industry and CCTV
Number: 2008-21
Date of Issue: 02 September 2008
Value: 1 stamp/set

1.20 Yuan (1-1):
The New CCTV Headquarters

China Central Television or Chinese Central Television, commonly abbreviated as CCTV (simplified Chinese: 中国中央电视台; pinyin: Zhōngguó Zhōngyāng Diànshìtái) is the major television broadcaster in Mainland China. Organizationally, it is a statutory agency within the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television which is subordinate to the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Its editorial independence is subject to government policy considerations. CCTV has a network of 18 channels broadcasting different programming and reaching more than a billion viewers on the Chinese mainland.

CCTV first broadcast on September 2, 1958, under the name Beijing Television, after an experimental broadcast on May 1, 1958. The name was changed to CCTV on May 1, 1978. In 2009, the new CCTV Headquarters will open. More...

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