On Jul. 22, the programs of CCTV-NEWS were broadcast in Australia via Austar live broadcast platform. CCTV Deputy Director Zhang Changming, Consul General of CCTV to Sydney, President of Austar, and people responsible for Overseas Communication & Development Center Jing Chunhan and Wang Xiongxian attended the signing ceremony and broadcasting ceremony.
Zhang Changming introduced CCTV-NEWS and indicated that, the settlement of CCTV-NEWS in Australia would play a positive role in deepening Australian people’s understanding of China and promoting the communication and exchange between the two countries; it was expected that the TV agencies of the two countries can deepen cooperation, expand communication, develop and consolidate cooperation achievements and make CCTV-NEWS score outstanding achievements in Australia. People from Austar indicated that, the settlement of CCTV-NEWS in Australia would facilitate local audience to learn about China and promote the communication between China and Australia in culture, politics, economy and other fields.
The settlement of CCTV-NEWS in Australia was attributed to the successful cooperation between CCTV and Austar. For the first time, all the programs of CCTV-NEWS can be broadcast in Australia, which plays a significant role for CCTV programs’ entering into the mainstream society of Australia. Austar is the second largest live broadcast platform operator of Australia.
During his stay in Australia, Zhang Changming also visited the local mainstream news medium – Australian News Channel Co., Ltd. Both parties indicated that, they would expand cooperation on joint report via video/telephone and broadcast the financial news of the other country. Before this, both parties had signed a program exchange agreement, according to which the interview/commentary program Dialogue of CCTV-NEWS would be broadcast on Australian channel twice every week.