This week, China Green Channel International (CGCI) rolls out its first phase of environmental and ecological programming on China Educational Television (CETV), featuring a weekly schedule of 13 programs designed to entertain and inform viewers about some of the most pressing and popular topics in the world today.
For its hour-long “Eco-Docs” presentations on Saturday and Sunday, CGCI and the Ecology Global Network are collaborating with producers from around the world on prime-time specials such as Oceans 8 — documenting Jon Bowermaster’s ocean expeditions from the seat of a kayak — and Ice Island — a pioneering Antarctic adventure from the late, award-winning cinematographer and diver Wesley C. Skiles.
On weekdays, CGCI airs five, half-hour blocks about Nature, Ecology, Green Living, Animal World, and Adventure & Travel. Six additional, half-hour programs for children and their families are broadcast Monday through Sunday mornings.
Based in Hong Kong, CGCI is a Canadian and officially-recognized Beijing enterprise. CGCI Hong Kong, together with its wholly-owned Beijing-based subsidiary, has a long-term partnership agreement with China Education Television (CETV) to build China Education Channel 3 Primetime (CETV 3) and its Early Learning Channel (CELC).
CETV currently reaches more than 600 million people, serving 300 million in schools and universities throughout the Republic of China.
CGCI’s goal is to serve as China’s lead provider of television and online services dedicated to the environment, climate change, conservation, a green economy, clean technology, and healthy lifestyle.