New Chinese TV channel launches
A new 24 hour Chinese television channel with locally-produced content will begin broadcasting this month.
Asia Pacific News Corporation launched its New Chinese Television Channel (NCTV) at the Metropolis Museum on Tuesday. It officially goes on air on March 19.
It will be broadcasted on Freeview Channel 32 to the Auckland region with nationwide coverage to coming soon.
The 24/7 channel will provide news and entertainment programs for New Zealand’s Chinese community, with a second, but important audience being Chinese tourists to New Zealand, as well as Kiwis and Asian Kiwis interested in Chinese culture.
It will also feature locally produced English language programmes and domestic content with English and Chinese subtitles.
Aucklanders James Sun and Robert Hu both looked forward to the launch of a Chinese television channel with locally-produced content.
‘‘It will be so good to see Chinese and Maori culture incorporation in a television programme,’’ Sun said.
‘‘There are endless possibilities because we finally have a New Zealand Chinese channel, not a channel from China.’’
James Sun from West Auckland said he’s looking forward to seeing Maori and Chinese cultures incorporated into television programmes.