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Visit to China Central Television (CCTV+)


Apr 5, 2024
BEIJING, April 2nd (ABP) – Journalists representing various media outlets of the African continent visited on Monday, April 1, 2024 the China Central Television (CCTV+) based in Beijing, in order to know how it works on a daily basis to inform both domestic and international audiences.
The visit was also made in the framework of sharing experience and strengthening media exchange relations between the media of China and those of African countries, in order to contribute together to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
During the presentation on the tasks of CCTV+, it was noted that the latter works in collaboration with CGTN (China Global Television Network). Both CCTV+ and CGTN are managed by China Media Group (CMG).
Since October 2010, China’s first Video News Agency has been established. CCTV + Video News Agency, which informs the public through short videos with the video duration ranging between 1 and 4 minutes, is committed to delivering high-quality content and offer a range of products via online Global Distribution System (GDS) including video news footages, live signals, archives and customized services to serve partner media organizations around the world.
It is also committed to providing exclusive news from China covering politics, finance, society, technology, nature and science, etc. in seven languages including English, French, Spanish, Arabic and German language. CCTV+ Video News Agency has 0.53 million followers on YouTube and 0,93 million followers on Facebook.
Concerning CGTN, it broadcasts in 68 languages through 6 TV channels, 70 radio frequencies, one International Video News Agency, and on multilingual digital media cluster. With its headquarters in Beijing, CGTN has three production centers in Nairobi (Kenya), London (England) and Washington D.c. (USA) alongside 24 overseas production units.
For her part, Mrs. Yang Xiaolan working for CGTN Français, pointed out that China Global Television Network is an international media organization launched on December 31, 2016, and CGTN Français is its French language channel featuring a variety of content.
Apart from its official website francais.cgtn.com, she added, CGTN Français is active on a broad range of social media platforms both at home and abroad, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Scooper News, Instagram, WeChat and Weibo, and has gained more than 33 millions French-speaking subscribers worldwide.
Offering 22 programs, CGTN Français aims to show the world a real, vivid China in all its aspects with its coverage on current global affairs, culture, and entertainment. To date, CGTN Français has been licensed to broadcast across 11 countries and regions in Europe, including France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as 48 countries and regions in Africa, including Kenya, Mauritius, Senegal, etc.
The radio service of CGTN Français is broadcast over shortwave and FM radios to French-speaking countries and regions round the clock and simultaneously to 6 African countries on 7 different FM channels in Senegal, Congo, Niger, Comores, Djibouti, and Central African Republic.
Mrs. Yang told the visitors that CGTN Français collaborates with mainstream media outlets in France, Algeria, Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Gabon, Benin, Cameroon and other French-speaking countries. More and more audiences worldwide have come to appreciate the high-quality, original programs of CGTN Français, she said with joy.
African journalists got the opportunity to visit various services of CCTV+ including the editorial department which is well equipped, with about 100 computers that help professionals to better carry out their daily tasks. It was noted that over 180 news are published per day.
Note that CCTV+ and CGTN are the 24-hour live broadcasting TV stations. Basically, CGTN targets international audience and CCTV+ targets domestic audience.