On Jul. 19, CCTV-4 Asia Today launched the cooperation with Maldivian national TV station TVM on news exchange. Both parties began to exchange news via satellite. In the past, CCTV had signed news cooperation agreement with TVM on the cooperation in news exchange, sudden incident report and joint interview. TVM authorized CCTV to share its resource on Nightly News at 9:00 p.m., and CCTV offered the resource on Noon News at 12:00 a.m. At present, 31 TV stations of 27 Asian countries have authorized Asia Today to use their program resource.