|Launched February 6, 2012|
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Owner China Central Television
|Country United States|
Broadcast area Nationwide
|Network China Global Television Network|
Owned by China Central Television
CGTN America is the American division of CGTN, the English-language news channel run by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television. It is based in Washington, D.C. and manages bureaus across North and South America. The service employs a mix of American, international and Chinese journalists and produces Americas-based programming with a focus on Asia for CGTN.
CGTN America is led by director general Ma Jing with veteran Asia journalist Jim Laurie as executive consultant. It began broadcasting on February 6, 2012.
From the CGTN America website:
"Our Mission: to provide English-speaking viewers everywhere a different way to see the world by simply covering more of it.
CGTN America broadcasts news and talk programming from in its production facilities in Washington D.C., joining our headquarters in Beijing – and our sister broadcast center in Nairobi, Kenya – in providing a comprehensive as well as balanced view of the world in which we live."
North America Correspondents
CGTN programs can be seen in North America on COMCAST Channel 273 and COX Channel 472 in the greater Washington area; on Time Warner Channel 134 in New York; on Charter Cable Channel 562 in Los Angeles; and nationwide on DISH TV channel 279. They are broadcast on the MHz Networks.