CCTV-9 joins Astra at 19.2 degrees

The international English language channel CCTV-9 from China Central Television is set to start broadcasts on Astra at 19.2 degrees East. The French language channel CCTV-F is already available from this position.

CCTV-9 will broadcast free-to-air and join other Asian English language channels NHK World (Japan) and Arrirang (Korea). Until now, the international channel from China was only available on the Eutelsat Hotbird and Eurobird positions.