China’s state radio and television broadcaster China Media Group has launched the CCTV 4K Ultra HD channel. The channel will broadcast 18 hours per day from 6am to midnight starting October 2nd.
The channel will continue to provide viewers with many 4K programmes including documentaries, sports events, TV series and cartoons.
Initially cable TV network users in 13 municipalities and provinces such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong will be able to access the service.
Follow-up construction will be carried out in stages from 2019 to 2021, when the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 2019 will adopt 4K Ultra HD TV broadcasting.
The launch of the 4K channel is seen as a solid step for China Media Group to create a new world-class mainstream media target with strong leadership, communication and influence.