CCTV-4 (simplified Chinese: 中国中央电视台中文国际频道; traditional Chinese: 中國中央電視台國際頻道; pinyin: Zhōngguó zhōngyāng diànshìtái zhōngwén guójì píndào) is the international broadcast for CCTV International in the Mandarin language. It is one of six CCTV channels that broadcasts outside of China, the other five being CCTV News, CCTV-E, CCTV-F, CCTV-Русский and CCTV-العربية.
This channel contains a variety of programs including documentaries, music, news, drama series, sports, cartoons and kids.
CCTV-4 can also be watched in the United States on DirecTV Satellite channel 454, on Dish Network Satellite channel 582, Verizon FIOS channel 1845 to 2758 and some US cable systems. Also, it can be watched streaming over the Internet directly from CCTV-4's website.
In 2007, CCTV-4 launched 3 different timeshifted feeds: one for China Standard Time, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and Eastern Standard Time (EST). This schedule accommodates Chinese people abroad to be able to watch the same programs that mainland Chinese people watch on a similar daylight schedule. The program schedules do not adjust according to daylight saving time, so programs will either appear 1 hour ahead or 1 hour behind around the changeover in March and November on the "New York Time Zone" (纽约时间) (otherwise known as Eastern Standard/Daylight Time).
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