Documentary Channel has been launched on January 1st, 2011. As the first dedicated documentary channel with worldwide
coverage in China, it will display the unique value of
documentaries in authentically showcasing the history and
the reality, and will endeavour to tell Chinese stories and
transmit Chinese speech on the global cultural horizon.
Documentary mainly covers 4 categories: nature, history
& humanities, society, and historical files. Time
schedule structured according to international practice with
different time slots allocated to specific program targeting
at specific audience. Different programs will be broadcast
with themes in series and vary with season to capitalize on
international edition of CCTV Documentary Channel has 24Hrs
service with 4 hrs new program everyday, the 1st run is
13:00-17:00 Everyday (Paris Time). The timetable will alter
with 30min and 60 min programs with 6 main themes
Humanities and Geography, 13:30 Portrait of Real Current Life
Natural Geography, Science and society type of documentaries. Each
program last 30 minutes.
overseas documentaries. The program last one hour.
top quality documentaries with program lasting one hour.
The Road of Discovery
16:30 History Legend
file and archaeological exploration type of documentaries.
Each program lasts 30 minutes.
The international edition
of CCTV Documentary Channel will cover overseas viewers with
satellite global coverage together with CCTV Chinese
international, CCTV English News and other international
Channels with access to China TV Great Wall Platform. It
will achieve: 3 Satellites with multi-lingual coverage, 6
Platforms Landing Europe, Asia and America.