CCTV Russian begins broadcasting in Kyrgyzstan
October 11th, 2009 - 11:28 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
Since last month, the Kyrgyz public has been able to watch China’s CCTV channel broadcasting in the Russian language. For now, the channel broadcasts only in Bishkek. But the Chinese government is ready to invest in digital receivers for the southern parts of Kyrgyzstan, in order to allow the local population to receive Chinese and Russian programs (www.ferghana.ru, September 25). Residents do not require cable or satellite to watch CCTV Bishkek. The Kyrgyz government has facilitated the channel’s broadcasts in Kyrgyzstan (www.russian.cctv.com, September 25).