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Video: More quality shows launch for CCTV

11-01-2012 21:52 BJT

By CCTV reporter Stanley Lee

It’s every performer’s dream to take part in CCTV’s annual spring festival gala, and be watched by hundreds of millions of Chinese viewers. Today we take a look at one band from Taiwan that’s competing to make it onto the show. And we’ll round up some of the other initiatives by CCTV, aimed at giving audiences more quality programs.

These four contestants from Taiwan are rehearsing for their chance at the big time.

They’ll be taking part in a contest, where the prize is a priceless appearance on CCTV’s prime-time spring festival gala.

They’ll perform pop songs from the Chinese Mainland as well as classics from Taiwan. The group say they’re passionate about connecting with both audiences.

Taiwan contestants said,"The recording studio is just spectacular! We can’t wait to get started!

They’ll compete against 35 groups in the first stage of the contest this Sunday.

Meanwhile, CCTV is launching a new cooperation venture with Australian broadcasters. With the first documentary series named "The story of Australia", the focus will be on giving an oriental perspective on the country.

It also marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Australia.

In the meantime, China is expanding broadcasting and program-making cooperation with African countries.

The 7th Africa TV festival kicked off in Johannesburg on Wednesday. CCTV was one of the chief representatives of Chinese television at the event. During the festival, South Africa’s ETV signed a deal to import more than a dozen Chinese films.

It’s a sign of the ever-growing scale and great potential for China to work with other nations, in media and entertainment.

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