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China's state IPTV network goes online

CHINA'S state Internet-based television station was launched today in Beijing with more than 1,000 hours of programs every day.

Li Changchun, member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, clicked a mouse to launch, reported today.

Internet Protocol TV, which provides users with TV on demand, represents progress in the convergence of telecommunications and broadcasting networks, according to analysts.

Construction of the state IPTV network started early this year and cost 200 million yuan (US$29.29 million), the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television revealed in February on its Website, the Xinmin report said.

All programs shown on China Central Television's 20 channels will be available at the new network, according to Zhao Lifan, chief consultant of, the IPTV' sponsor.

The programs cover films, TV dramas, documentaries, news and programs featuring travel, weather, music, education, furniture, health and finance, Zhao said.

Besides the state network, there are three major IPTV networks operated by regional government-run television operators across the nation: Shanghai Media Group's, Hunan Province's Eagle Broadcasting System's Mango TV ( and Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV's IPTV Website


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