Chinese Television System

Chinese Television System
Chinese Television System
Type Free-to-air nationwide TV
Branding CTS
Country Taiwan
First air date 1971-10-31
Availability Taiwan
Founded 1971-10-08
Owner Taiwan Broadcasting System
Official website [1]
CTS Building 1: Studio Building

Chinese Television System (Chinese: 中華電視公司; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Diànshì Gōngsī; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiong-hôa-tiān-sī-kong-si) is a broadcast television station in Republic of China (Taiwan).



Founded on October 31, 1971, CTS started off as a joint venture between the ROC's Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Education. At the time of its establishment, CTS was the only VHF-supported channel on the island of Taiwan. In 1998, the channel was commissioned by the ROC to provide an "Electronic Government" program, which would act as an informational source for government workers.

On July 1, 2006 by virtue of the government's media reform law, the channel was incorporated into the Taiwan Broadcasting System (TBS), the island state's consortium of public television stations, with Public Television Service (PTS) as the other member of the group. The absorption calls for the transfer of the station's main studios from Taipei to Kaohsiung in a span of five years. It shall however be allowed to continue generating its income through traditional advertisements, and maintain its 60-40 entertainment-news programming mix like before.

The channel is currently in a campaign to restore its title as "Taiwan's drama authority", for having been home to some of Taiwan's most unforgettable drama serials.


At present, CTS operates three channels:

CTS Building 2: CTS Building
CTS Building 3: TV Production Building
CTS Building 4: UHF Studio & Administrative Building, all 4 buildings are in Taipei City

See also

  • List of Taiwanese television series

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chinese financial system — Beijing Financial Street, the economic centre of Beijing. China s financial system is highly regulated and has recently begun to expand rapidly as monetary policy becomes integral to its overall economic policy. As a result, banks are becoming… …   Wikipedia

  • 405-line television system — The 405 line monochrome analogue television broadcasting system was the first fully electronic television system to be used in regular broadcasting. It was introduced with the BBC Television Service in 1936, suspended for the duration of World… …   Wikipedia

  • Central Chinese Television Headquarters — CCTV Headquarters, August 2008 Die China Central Television Headquarters sind die zukünftige Sendezentrale des staatlichen Fernsehens China Central Television (CCTV) der Volksrepublik China. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Konstruktion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Television in Taiwan — Chinese language television Main articles …   Wikipedia

  • Television in China — may refer to: Television in the People s Republic of China, for Mainland China, also including the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions China Central Television China Education Television China Xinhua News Network Corporation… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese Basketball Alliance — This article is about the defunct professional basketball league in Taiwan. For other sports leagues using the same abbreviation, see CBA (disambiguation)#Sports leagues. Chinese Basketball Alliance (中華職業籃球聯盟) Sport Basketball Founded 1994 No. of …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese honorifics — were developed due to class consciousness and Confucian principles of order and respect in Ancient and Imperial China. The Chinese polite language also affects Japanese honorifics conceptually; both emphasized the idea of classes and in group vs …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese Indonesians — For notable Indonesian people of Chinese descent, see List of Chinese Indonesians. Chinese Indonesians Chinese Indonesians pray at a temple in Glodok, Jakar …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese language — Unless otherwise specified, Chinese texts in this article are written in (Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese; Pinyin) format. In cases where Simplified and Traditional Chinese scripts are identical, the Chinese term is written once. Chinese… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese currency — Han Dynasty cash coin The Renminbi (Chinese: 人民币) is the official currency of the People s Republic of China (PRC). It is the legal tender in mainland China, but not in Hong Kong and Macau. It is abb …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.