(HNTV) began trial operation on September 15, 1969 and started official
broadcasting on October 1, 1969. Now, it has three channels and broadcasts more
than 40 hours of programs in total every day.
Signals of HNTV-1 cover all parts of China
and 52 other countries and regions, accessible to 72 percent of the world's
population. It broadcast 287 hours of programs each week, focusing on news. Its
major programs include News Broadcast (Xinwen Lianbo), Central Plains Focus
(Zhongyuan Jujiao) and Golden 30' (Huangjin Sanshi Fen).
HNTV-2, covering all parts of Henan
Province via microwave, concentrates on urban life. Its key programs are
Metropolis Report (Dushi Baodao) and Info-Today (Jinri Xinxi).
HNTV-3, an education channel covering
Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, offers information in education,
science, technology and health.
HNTV has seven studios, including two
covering more than 400 square meters. It mainly employs analog component devices
in its program developing. The TV station is equipped with nonlinear editing and
digital systems. Signals are sent via optical cable from the
broadcast-controlling center to the launch pad and satellite uplinking station.