The Chinese Channel Limited (TCC) is one of the most popular Chinese satellite TV station in Europe. Since 1997, it became the first Chinese channel that offers 24-hour programmes on a daily basis. TCC now covers 48 countries in Europe. For the past 10 years, the company has been committed to provide high-quality programmes of different genres, with the sole objective to serve the Chinese community in Europe.
The Chinese Channel Ltd. was founded by Pacific Media plc and Shaw Media Corporation in March 1994. There have been tremendous changes within the organization. At the beginning, TCC broadcasted only three hours after midnight a day.
On 31 March 1997, The Chinese Channel Limited was relaunched. It was also the first digital direct-to-home satellite channel in Europe that offered 17 hours of daily broadcast services.
On 1 June 2002, TCC began to broadcast 24-hours a day in both Cantonese and Mandarin. The broadcast covered 48 countries in Europe.
The year of 2003 was an important milestone for TCC. The Paris Office was opened in March; and The Chinese Channel Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of TVB. Established in 1967, TVB is the world’s largest producer and distributor of Chinese programmes. In Hong Kong, TVB secures over 80% of TV viewers. Many of its programmes are dubbed into other languages, and are viewed by over 30 million people everyday around the world.
TCC is dedicated to provide high-quality television programmes to its viewers. In 2008, TCC introduces Multi-Channel, bursting with fabulous information and entertainment, which includes:
TVBS-Europe - Hong Kong TVB latest dramas, local news in Europe, and Chinese community activities
TVBN - 24 hours news, financial reports and professional economic analysis
TVB Premium Drama - Classic library of Hong Kong TVB dramas, entertainment and gossip
TVB Junior - Children’s education, learning Chinese, cartoons and more
TVB Lifestyle - Taste of life, Trend of today
RTHK Radio 2 - 24 hour radio programmes, broadcasting live from Hong Kong
KBS World - Korean latest dramas, entertainment and news
Service Coverage Area
TCC uses digital satellite technology, and broadcasts its programmes on the Eurobird 9 (9° E) Digital Satellite, offering 24-hour broadcast on a daily basis. Its services cover 48 countries in Europe. Viewers need to install a dish with a diameter of at least 60cm, and a Universal Low Noise Block (LNB), together with a Chinese Channel specified Digital Receiver Decoder (DRD) and colour television set or screen.
Satellite：Eurobird 9 (9° E)