Qinghai Television (QHTV) began
broadcasting on January 1, 1971. It has two channels, broadcasting in both
Chinese and Tibetan. The two channels, satellite-transmitted QHTV-1 and
microwave-transmitted QHTV-2, broadcast 134 hours of programs each
QHTV-1 broadcasts 1.4 hours of programs
in the Tibetan language every day in addition to many other programs in the
Chinese language. Its major programs include Qinghai News Broadcast (Qinghai
Xinwen Lianbo), Colorful Time (Binfen Shike) and Sports Collection (Titan
QHTV-2 broadcasts one hour of programs in
the Tibetan language every day in addition to some Chinese programs. Among these
programs there are Economy 10' (Jingji Shi Fenzhong), Weekend Arts (Zhoumo
Wenyi) and Continental Watch (Zhouji Daguan).
The television station has one studio and
mainly uses analog component devices in programming. Signals are transmitted via
both microwave and optical cable from the broadcast monitoring center to the
launch pad and the satellite uplinking station.