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CGTN is an English language global news channel from a Chinese perspective.

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon CGTN page.

Official site: See the link icon CGTN website.

From Wikipedia: The channel grew out of CCTV International, which was launched on September 15, 2000. CCTV News coverage includes newscasts, in-depth reports, and commentary programs, as well as feature presentations. After the launch of the 24-hour service, the channel was revamped a number of times. - link icon read more about CGTN on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Thursday, 28 December 2017
11:43 AM


The CGTN on Freeview has shown nothing but test card for the last couple of weeks. Will it be returning to broadcast as normal soon?

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Chris's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 13 January 2018
10:18 AM

Same as Chris's question above, it still isn't available in freeview channel 260. Any info would be appreciated.

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Guy's 1 post GB
Friday, 5 February 2021
Alfred Robinson
12:28 PM

how can I still watch CGTN on TV now channel 211 closed?

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Alfred Robinson's 3 posts GB

2:42 PM

Alfred Robinson: CGTN has been removed from satellite as it no longer holds an Ofcom licence. You can watch on the channel's website at TV Watch CGTN English Live

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StevensOnln1's 3,477 posts GB

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