CCTV News and CCTV 9 Discovery Gets Landing Rights in Pakistan

China’s state owned News TV network has received mandatory landing rights in Pakistan, after which CCTV News and CCTV 9 Discovery channels will be shown live to Pakistani audience.

Landing rights of CCTV News and CCTV 9 Discovery channels were granted in Pakistan to PTV Foundation.

CCTV network is China’s central TV network and will be first Chinese network to be shown live on TVs in Pakistan.


PEMRA Chairman handing over Landing Rights for CCTV News in Pakistan

It maybe recalled that landing rights for CCTV News network is part of dozens of agreements that were signed last year during Chinese president’s visit to Pakistan.

State owned CCTV News broadcasts reports and in depth features while CCTV 9 discovery runs documentary news reports, mainly relating to the history of China.

Deal is part of larger collaboration that China and Pakistan are undergoing under the umbrella of CPEC.

Both countries are hopping for even better understanding of each other with CCTV network shown live on Pakistani TVs.

  • Zaim

    Already available on PTCL smart TV & FTA on dish

  • Nawaz Arshad

    That’s great news :)
    Finally,we will have alternative international news channel other than CNN,BBC propaganda machines!

    • abc123

      And you think CCTV isn’t censored? They’re in by the Govt. of China, who has their own agenda.

      Good luck seeing any news pertaining to Tibet or the Dalai Lama on CCTV. Or ANYTHING against Chinese interests.

      • Nawaz Arshad

        I’ll still prefer CCTV or RT or any channel except Western Media BS is acceptable for me.
        Good luck to you with CNN or BBC. Keep on Watching :D

        • Eli Ehsan

          CCTV & RT both are propaganda channels for their respective govt’s. i.e China & Russia. just like ours PTV.

          • Nawaz Arshad

            come on, PTV is pathetic and even Pakistanis don’t watch.
            CCTV and RT present Russian and Chinese perspective on world stage to which I agree but there’s a difference in Propaganda and Perspective and I’ll prefer state owned media rather than Zionist controlled Western Presstitute Media!

            • BADAR

              PTV is a good channel, at least they are not to make money

            • Eli Ehsan

              LOL. the level of irony in that statement is gianormous.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        western liberal plz…

      • AbdulB1

        I dont care about puppet called dalai lama…

  • Muhammad Yasir

    but… i don’t understand Mandarin :D

    • Nawaz Arshad

      lol :D it’s time to learn some :P
      These are English language news channels though!


    Landing rights means?

    • Shameel Faraz

      Theyll be allowed to air those channels in the country.

      • BADAR

        Every channel have to get permission from local authorities to air channels in Pakistan? why?

        • AbdulB1

          pemra ki badmashi. meanwhile indian channels rule tv cable…

  • KaKa

    RT is best alternative to BBC and CNN where you always hear biased and cooked news.

  • Punjabi

    Good move, it’s the rising star of international media. Will keep watching CCTV, hope it will project Pakistan’s interest in better way not like biased western channels BBC, CNN who don’t find any good news from Pakistan but they wait to find & put bad side of Pakistan.
    BBC and CNN have lost their credibility in most part of the world, but France 24, RT, DW and CCTV are rising well.