CCTV-5 also known as the Sports Channel
and part of the China Central Television
family of networks, is the main sports
broadcaster in the People's Republic
of China. CCTV-5 began broadcasting
on January 1, 1995. CCTV－5 now broadcasts
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It has extensive coverage of European
football leagues (including Italian,
Spanish, German and French leagues;
however, it does not hold the rights
for the English Premiership or UEFA
Champions League in recent years).
CCTV-5 also has the exclusive rights
in China to broadcast the World Cup,
Olympic Games and Asian Games. It
has many popular programmes among
Chinese sports fans.
has extensive coverage of the following
Chinese Basketball Association
NBA, particularly games in which Yao
International Table Tennis Federation
China National Teams (Football (soccer)
Olympics, and the events leading up