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TTV Main Channel

TTV Main Channel
Launched October 10, 1962
Network Taiwan Television
Owned by Taiwan Television Enterprise
Picture format 1080i HDTV, 16:9
Country Republic of China
Broadcast area Taiwan
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Formerly called TTV General (2003–2006)
Analogue Channel 4 (174–180 MHz)
Until June 30, 2012
Digital Channel 32 (578–584 MHz)
LCN: 13
DishHD Check local listings
Taiwan CATV Channel 7 (174–180 MHz) or
Channel 8 (180–186 MHz)
(depending on operator)
MOD Channel 8

TTV Main Channel is the primary free-to-air terrestrial television channel of the Taiwan Television company and is the oldest television channel in the Republic of China (Taiwan).


  • History 1
  • Appearances 2
    • Test card 2.1
    • Opening and Closing times 2.2
  • HD version channel 3


It was established on April 28, 1962, test transmissions on October 3, 1962 and officially inaugurated by the First Lady of the Republic of China Soong May-ling on October 10, 1962.


Test card

The testcard of TTV is Philips PM5544.

Opening and Closing times

TTV Main Channel starts up every day at 05:00 and closes down every day at 03:30.

HD version channel

TTV HD was launched on July 21, 2012, simulcasting the 2012 Summer Olympics in high-definition format. After coverage ended, it began simulcasting with TTV Main Channel.


  1. ^ The song "中華民國國歌" Zhōng Huá Mín Gúo Gúo Gē (National Anthem of the Republic of China), lyrics by Sun Yat-sen (孫中山) and composed by Ch'eng Mao-yün (程懋筠) was played at the start of each broadcast day.
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