In line with the trend of media convergence and for the purpose of providing viewers and users with higher quality products, CCTV has integrated its resources and founded the China Global Television Network (CGTN). Headquartered in Beijing, CGTN has production centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Kenya, with reporters and correspondents in more than 60 countries and regions across the world. It owns six TV channels (CGTN English, CGTN Spanish, CGTN French, CGTN Arabic, CGTN Russian, and CGTN Documentary), one video agency (CCTV +), and a new media group.
CGTN follows the concept of having television as the foundation and putting mobile first while developing media convergence communication. Today, CGTN's TV channels can be accessed in over 200 countries and regions. Established in October 2017, CGTN's Media Convergence Center provides multi-channel and multi-format news content suitable for television, mobile platforms, apps, social media, and video agencies. CGTN's multi-language new media platforms host over 115 million active users with a total reading close to 16 billion. CGTN English’s Facebook page is followed by 65 million users, ranking first among single accounts for global news media.
In a world of openness and integration and in a time of change and innovation, media is a bridge for international communication, inter-civilization and interpersonal exchanges. It shoulders important responsibilities and plays a critical role in building a community with a shared future for mankind. Even amid a golden age of technological innovation and information dissemination, media still faces the challenges of an imbalanced information flow, enlarged digital divide, the lack of dialogue among civilizations as well as misunderstandings between nations. Now more than ever, media organizations are compelled to break the barriers obstructing information flow, overcome the digital divide, promote international dialogue and reconcile misunderstandings.
Against this backdrop, CGTN launched its Global Partners Program and International Talent Program. Through the Global Partners Program, CGTN seeks to cooperate with the world's leading media organizations and related companies. And it is aimed at achieving innovation and development of all partners and promoting exchanges and mutual learning among different cultures. Through the International Talent Program, CGTN seeks to invite media professionals who embrace cultural diversity and are committed to objective and impartial reporting to join CGTN and grow with us.