Globecast Australia launches CNC TV

Globecast Australia will launch ‘CNC Chinese’ (Mandarin) and ‘CNC World’ (English) channels on their Direct to Home (DTH) Optus D2 platform on March 1.

The announcement:

Globecast Australia will launch ‘CNC Chinese’ (Mandarin) and ‘CNC World’ (English) channels on their Direct to Home (DTH) Optus D2 platform on Saturday 1 March 2014.

Part of the CNC TV platform, the Mandarin and English CNC channels will give Australian viewers access to current international and Chinese news, via Xinhua News Agency’s 200+ global news reporting centres. China’s Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC) was formed in 2009 and is now broadcast in over 70 major cities around the globe.

With close to 60 channels covering Australia and New Zealand, Globecast Australia’s Optus D2 platform is the country’s premium foreign language and religious broadcasting bouquet. As demand continues to grow for content from the Asian region, and with the third highest number of new migrants to Australia from China1, CNC will fulfill a growing demand for the country’s news and culture. Simon Farnsworth, CEO of Globecast Australia said, “Globecast Australia has an established history of bringing specialised content to service Australia’s increasingly multi-cultural population. We are thrilled to continue this legacy with the launch of the CNC channels.”

Mr. Zou Chen Dong, CEO of CNC Holdings Limited said, “We are one of the two state owned TV stations of China and we bring objective and up to date news around the clock to over 70 major cities around the world 24/7. We are excited to work with Globecast to deliver these contents to the Australian and New Zealand communities.”

Mr. Tian Di, CEO of Xinhua Australia Satellite Station, the local operating arm responsible for the business operations of CNC, said, “The launch of the Australian market is a strategic piece of CNC coverage and we are thrilled that our news coverage can complement the specialised content already on Globecast.”

Source: Globecast media release


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