Feb. 2, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- CCTV America, the U.S. production arm of the
based global news channel CCTV News, will expand programming on
Monday February 4
. Broadcast live from
, CCTV News launches a new two hour edition of BIZ
7pm to 9pm eastern standard time
In its new format, BIZ
AMERICA provides a daily business news magazine aimed at the general interest viewer. With a special focus on US-China trade, finance, and investment, BIZ
AMERICA explores the trends that shape the increasingly integrated economic world in which we live.
The program combines business news with in depth global news reports from an increasing line-up of Correspondents across
, and Europe. The increase in broadcast hours allows CCTV America to explore comprehensively global issues which other news channels treat in a repetitive, headline format.
The new programming team is anchored by
Joining the CCTV America team, the newest addition is
, former anchor at CNN International and Al Jazeera English.*
Special segments of the new program will highlight developments in new technology with regular reports from Silicon Valley. The two hour program also increases CCTV News' commitment to coverage of Central and South America. A new team has been assembled in
Rio de Janeiro
to explore the growth of Brazil. An expanded operation in
will complement a continuing presence in
to provide more extensive coverage of this region than any other English language news broadcaster.
CCTV America was launched on
February 6, 2012
to provide both North American and global viewers, additional perspectives on
, world and U-S developments. The move was part of the effort by CCTV News to increase the quality, breadth, and reach of the its global news channel founded in April 2010. In addition to broadcasts from
, CCTV News has also pioneered extensive contributions on the African continent with its one year old
programming center in
the United States
, CCTV News aims to be a fully competitive television news service. It is distributed across the US on DISH TV, satellite channel 265. In the greater
area on digital terrestrial MHz Network channel 3. On Cable: Comcast Channel 273.
In New York: Time Warner Cable channel 134; Verizon FIOS Channel 277.