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China’s CCTV ‘to revamp news programmes’

Wednesday 21 Sep 2011
National broadcaster China Central Television will radically revamp its flagship news programmes from next year, AFP quotes Chinese media reports as saying.

CCTV announced the changes to its news programmes ‘News Network’ and ‘Focus’ late yesterday, Sina News said on its website.

‘News Network’, CCTV’s main daily news show, “will be completely revamped, with changes to its title, studio and other aspects of its packaging,” Sina said.

‘Focus’, a daily current affairs show highlighting social problems, will “increase its reporting of public opinion”, it said.

Cheng Manli, a professor at Peking University, welcomed the changes, saying the news programmes were losing young viewers to Internet sources, the China Daily reported.