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|Owned by||China Central Television|
|Picture format||4:3 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
|Formerly called||Television China|
|CATV China||Channel 2|
The channel was launched in 1962.citation needed At the time, it was China's color TV signal test channel and primarily served educational purposes.
In 1983, CCTV-2 became an "economic comprehensive channel", broadcasting sports programs, agricultural shows, variety shows, and reruns of the CCTV-1 portion of the programs.citation needed It also broadcast programs from overseas.
In 1999, the channel was renamed the "CCTV Economic Life and Service Channel".
In 2003, its name was changed again to the "CCTV Economy Channel", and it stopped broadcasting sports programs, with exception for the Olympic Games. All other programs were unaffected by the change.
On August 24, 2009, it was changed once more to "CCTV Channel of Finance and Economics". After the revision, it was a semi-comprehensive channel. Some columns not related to finance, economics or life service were transferred to CCTV-3 and CCTV-10.
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Programs broadcast on CCTV-2 are mainly about:
- Official Site (Chinese)
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