Dragon Television

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Dragon Television
Dragon Television (China) logo.svg
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Broadcast areaNational
Headquarters Shanghai
Picture format 576i (SDTV) (1998-)
1080i (HDTV) (2009-)
Owner Shanghai Media Group
LaunchedOctober 1, 1998 (as Shanghai Television)
Website youtube.com/kankanews (YouTube)
Macau Cable TVChannel 315
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 334
Cablelink Channel 124
Around Asia, Oceania 115.5 ° E Central Star No. 6B3808 H 8800
China including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan 92.2°E Central Star No. 911880 L 28800
Greater China (overseas edition) 138 ° E Asia-Pacific No. 512538 V 41248
Japan (Overseas Edition) 124 ° E, Japan Communication No. 4A12643 H 21096
Australian Jade Interactive TV3
SKY PerfecTV! JapanChannel 781
Dish Network (United States)Channel 9930
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 173
SPB TV Channel 716
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 535
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 832

Shanghai Dragon Television or Dragon TV (Chinese :东方卫视; pinyin :Dōngfāng Wèishì; lit. 'Eastern satellite channel') is sometimes referred to as Tomato TV (Chinese :红柿台), is a provincial satellite TV station. It launched in October 1998 as "Shanghai Television" but changed its name to Dragon Television on October 23, 2003. [1] Currently, Dragon TV's signal covers most of China, including Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas in North America, Japan, Australia, Europe, Worldwide and other countries and regions landing. From September 28, 2009 and onwards, the channel used standard high-definition broadcast.



All of Dragon TV's news programs are owned by the parent company SMG TV news production center. The center has a professional staff of 500 people a day, 7 sections provided for the Dragon TV news programs which amounts a total of five hours. It is Asia's largest open-press studio and the largest television news production and broadcasting of news organizations. Now Available On TVB Network Vision Channel 88, Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 21, HKBN BBTV Channel 715 and the SPB TV OTT TV.

News Programs

As of January 2020

Currently, Dragon TV has a total of six news programs, including four live broadcast news program and two news feature shows. Details of the programs are as follows:


ProgramChinese NameTimeDescription
Morning看东方7:00 - 9:00Morning live news show, including the latest news and local life.
Dragon TV News Midday午间30分12:00 - 12:30A live half-hour of the latest Domestic and Global news, with audience interactions.
Primetime News东方新闻18:00 - 19:00A live hour of Domestic, Local and Global news.
Tonight今晚22:30 - 23:30A live 1-hour of Local, Domestic and Global news.


Morning看东方7:00 - 8:10Morning live news show, including the latest news and local life.
Dragon TV News Midday午间30分12:00 - 12:30 (Saturday Only)A live half-hour of the latest Domestic and Global news, with audience interactions.
Primetime News东方新闻18:00 - 19:00A live hour of Domestic, Local and Global news.
Tale of Two Cities双城记8:15-9:00 SaturdaysA CTITV co-production, Taiwan Political talk show.
Crossover环球交叉点8:15-9:00 SundaysA CRI co-production, discussion of Global hot spots weekly.

Shows and Dramas

(Updated January 2016)

Currently, Dragon TV has a total of 8 shows and 1 drama. Details of the shows and dramas are as follows:


The Young Marshal少帅19:30 - 21:30 (Dream Theater - 2 Episodes Every Day)New TV series dedicated to the legendary life of the young marshal Zhang Xueliang.

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