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  1. A true Brit snapped flying flag for China

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... with Flora Wu James Chau (pictured), morning/lunchtime CCTV-9 news anchor and formerly of TVB Pearl, has found true fame- not on television but in the football stands. A full-page picture of the British-born Cambridge graduate, teary-eyed and wrapped in the Chinese flag, was splashed across the cover of the nationally distributed Beijing News this week. Out of 65,000 fans, how ironic ...

  2. CCTV plans four foreign channels

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It planned to launch French and Spanish-language channels in October. CCTV did not expect high returns from the channels but viewed them as a brand-building exercise. The firm is estimated to have brought in revenue of more than 80 billion yuan last year, up from 70 billion yuan in 2002, thanks to growing advertising spending by mobile-phone operators and food manufacturers. CCTV has 12 ...

  3. Former CCTV director loses appeal against conviction for bribery

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... galas broadcast by CCTV- including the 1995 and 2000 Spring Festival galas- of which Zhao was the general director. Zhao joined CCTV in 1984, aged 25, and soon rose through the ranks to become director of CCTV's culture and entertainment department. He was the general director of CCTV's annual flagship show, the Spring Festival Gala. Jiao Guobiao, a journalism professor ...

  4. CCTV hits wrong note with music industry

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing and Jane Cai Station is accused of airing hundreds of songs without paying royalties CCTV is one of the mainland's most flagrant music pirates, using ... to pay royalties for songs, which they are legally bound to do. However, they have been reluctant to raise the issue with CCTV because of its tremendous size and influence. 'This is a new ...

  5. CCTV's ad billings up a sector-beating 18pc

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk Spending by mobile-phone and food producers pushes revenue to 7.5b yuan Advertising revenue at Chinese Central Television (CCTV) grew 18.02 per cent last year, outperforming ... with 6.38 billion yuan in 2002 and 5.6 billion in 2001. 'We are satisfied with the growth, especially since we experienced the Sars outbreak last year,' a CCTV spokesman said. 'As ...

  6. CCTV tries to shed its mouthpiece image

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by CCTV International as the broadcaster seeks to shake off its image as a boring government mouthpiece. One of the most obvious effects of the changes is already apparent, with the appearance ... as during my first two weeks. It's the different equipment, the different studio and the different situation.' Maher's morning newscasts are CCTV International's attempt ...

  7. CCTV- a casualty of war

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... to their credibility as the story on the battlefield failed to unfold according to their pre-scripted lines. CCTV has long replaced the official mouthpiece, the People's Daily, as the most influential ... is not directly involved, does not touch on sensitive topics of national politics, citizens can criticise the coverage with much greater freedom. Since March, CCTV has beamed the Iraqi war story to 1.1 ...

  8. Real-estate curbs stall building of CCTV headquarters

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... construction,' an official at the construction site said. On CCTV's website, the broadcaster said the project received 'in principle' agreement from the State Council in January 2002. ... In Beijing's Chaoyang district, where CCTV hopes to build, office rents were US$23.60 per sq m in the first quarter of this year, according to DTZ Debenham Tie Leung. That compared with $34.50 a sq ...

  9. Allegations turn CCTV anchor man into fodder for media

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the mainland's media. Zhao has risen up the ranks of the tightly controlled state media. During his 40 years at CCTV, he has hosted various news programmes and variety shows. As an indication of his status, Zhao hosted CCTV's spring gala for 15 years, the 45th and 50th National Day celebration galas, as well as the shows to mark the return of Hong Kong and Macau to Chinese sovereignty. ...

  10. CCTV seals deal for distribution in the US

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing China Central Television (CCTV) will make a giant step into the American market next month, when a deal will be unveiled for the distribution of 17 mainland ... an unprecedented entry from China [in terms of] the number of channels,' a media executive said. News Corp's DirecTV had also been interested in carrying the CCTV programming but backed out ...




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