CGTN America

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CGTN America
CGTN-America Logo.png
LaunchedFebruary 6, 2012
NetworkChina Global Television Network
Owned byChina Central Television
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
WebsiteOfficial Website
MHz NetworksCheck Local Listings
DirecTVChannel 2119
Dish NetworkChannel 279
Available on some cable systemsCheck Local Listings
AT&T U-verseChannel 3602
Streaming media
CGTN AmericaLive Stream

CGTN America is the American division of CGTN. CGTN is the collection of international language news channels run by China Media Group. 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.[1]

CGTN America is led by director general Ma Jing with veteran Asia journalist Jim Laurie as executive consultant.[2] It began broadcasting on February 6, 2012, replacing the former English language CCTV 9 in the region.[3]

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News and Documentary Emmy® Awards[5]

Year Program Category
2016 Jen Bricker: When “Can’t” is a Four-Letter Word Outstanding Feature in a News Magazine

2016 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards[6]

Medal Program Category Sub-category
Gold Jen Bricker: When Can't is a Four-Letter Word Television - News: Reports/Features Human Interest
Silver On Thin Ice: People of the North Television - Craft: Program Best Camerawork
Silver Reinventing Cuba Television - Documentary/Information Program Human Concerns
Silver Jen Bricker: When Can't is a Four-Letter Word Television - News: Reports/Features Heroes
Bronze Reinventing Cuba Television - Documentary/Information Program Heroes
Bronze No Strings Attached: Puppets Supporting Children Throughout the World Television - Documentary/Information Program The Arts

2015 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards[7]

Medal Program/Talent Category
Gold Haiti steps up health care measures to fight disease Best Coverage of a Continuing News Story
Bronze Anand Naidoo Best News Anchor
Bronze Afghanistan Re-born? Best Coverage of a Continuing News Story


  • The World Today - Breaking news from around the world – with special emphasis on North and South America. Airs weekdays at 2, 3, 5, 6:30 and 8PM US Eastern time.
  • Global Business – Global news and analysis, is aimed at combining reporting of economic and financial issues in North and South America with those from China and the Asian region. Anchored by Rachelle Akuffo from CGTN's studios in Washington, D.C. Airs Monday-Friday 4:00 PM to 4:30pm and 7-8PM US Eastern time.
  • The Heat – Daily news and current affairs show that features often heated discussions on global affairs. Airs weekdays at 6PM US Eastern time.
  • Americas Now – CGTN's premiere news magazine broadcast, features original reporting throughout the Americas. The program was developed and It was launched by Senior Producer Barbara Dury.
  • Full Frame - A weekly talk magazine that explores current events, culture and social issues from a global perspective.


  1. ^ "CCTV America Initiates New Programming From Washington, D.C." (Press release). CCTV. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-08.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Chinese state TV starts American service this week". Associated Press. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  3. ^ Wang, Xi (2012-02-06). "About CCTV America". CNTV. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  4. ^ Hernández, Javier C. (2016-02-05). "Ties to Chinese State Media Raise Questions in U.S. Election Campaign". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  5. ^ "37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  6. ^ "New York Festivals - World's Best TV & Films 2016". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  7. ^ "New York Festivals - World Best TV & Films 2015".

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