CCTV-5


CCTV-5

CCTV-Olympic ( _zh. 中国中央电视台奥运频道), variably known as the Olympic Channel, is the name given to CCTV-5, part of the China Central Television family of networks, is the main sports broadcaster in the People's Republic of China. CCTV-Olympic began broadcasting on January 1, 1995. CCTV-Olympic now broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It has extensive coverage of European football leagues (including Italian, Spanish, German and French leagues; however, it does not hold the rights for the English Premiership or UEFA Champions League in recent years). CCTV-Olympic also has the exclusive rights in China to broadcast the World Cup, Olympic Games and Asian Games. It has many popular programmes among Chinese sports fans.

CCTV-Olympic (as well as most other CCTV channels) may be viewed for free on the internet through the TVUnetworks application.

Temporary Rename of Station and Scandal

As of January 2008, CCTV 5 was renamed the "Olympic Channel" [ [http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-12/28/content_7332088.htm CCTV to launch Olympic Channel] , retrieved on January 3, 2008] [ [http://weirdplanets.blogspot.com/2008/01/hu-ziwei-embarrassing-her-cctv-sports.html Hu Ziwei Embarrassing Her CCTV Sports Anchor Husband Zhang Bin] , retrieved on January 3, 2008.] [ [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/01/cctv_gets_wrong_kind_of_pr_geoffrey_a_fowler.php CCTV Gets Wrong Kind of PR] , retrieved on January 6, 2008] [ [http://virtualreview.org/china/zoom/427824/lust-caution-and-the-olympics Lust, Caution and the Olympics] , retrieved on January 6, 2008] . During the ceremony, the well-known Chinese broadcaster Hu Ziwei accused her husband Zhang Bin, who is a famous sports anchor, of adultery on the air as documented on a You Tube video [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga9hZCz1MnQ Chinese speaker for Olympics facing unfaithful accusation] , retrieved on January 3, 2008] . The video itself has spread outside of China and was reported by Voice of America (Chinese broadcast) on January 3, 2008. [ [http://newteevee.com/2008/01/02/adultery-accusation-causes-web-sensation/ Scandal captured on YouTube] , retrieved on January 3, 2008.] It should be noted that the Chinese media, including CCTV has kept this quiet.

ports Coverage

CCTV-Olympic has extensive coverage of the following sports:
* Chinese Basketball Association
* NBA, particularly games in which Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian play
* International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
* China National Teams (Football (soccer) and Volleyball)
* Olympics, and the events leading up to it
* Asian Games

ee also

* Beijing Tiyu Guangbo - Beijing Sports Radio

References

External links

* [http://tv.cctv.com/04/05/index.shtml Official Site] zh icon


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