CGTN (formerly known as CCTV-9 and CCTV News) is an international English-language cable TV news service based in Beijing, China. It is one of six channels provided by China Global Television Network, owned by the Chinese state media China Central Television (CCTV), under the control of the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party.
CCTV-9 was launched on 25 September 2000, rebranded as CCTV News on 26 April 2010. On 6 February 2012, CCTV America was launched, with a schedule of daily programming originating from a production center in Washington, D.C. On 11 January 2012, CCTV Africa was launched in Nairobi, Kenya.All channels in the CCTV News group were rebranded as CGTN on 31 December 2016. CGTN currently has four broadcast centers—Beijing (main), Nairobi, Washington and London—and 70 bureaus around the world.