Guangdong Province on Friday officially inaugurated its Greater Bay Area Cantonese dialect satellite TV channel and Voice of Pearl River radio station frequency, in a bid to better serve the GBA’s economic construction and further promote Sino-foreign friendship, exchanges and cooperation.
Cai Fuqing, Party Secretary and Director of Guangdong Television, said the special TV channel and radio frequency will help tell good stories in the GBA and the mainland to audiences around the world and spread the GBA and culture. China to more foreign countries and regions.
The launch of the TV channel and radio frequency also aims to play a role in promoting cooperation and exchanges between Guangdong and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau in the coming months, Cai said during of an inauguration ceremony on Friday.
The TV channel and radio frequency will target more than 120 million people worldwide who speak the Cantonese dialect.
Cai said his TV channel will produce and broadcast more special programs with typical Lingnan (southern China) styles and characteristics for domestic and foreign audiences to let them better understand economic development, customs and culture. local practices, culture and entertainment in GBA and the continent. More national films and TV blockbusters will be aired on the TV channel, he said.
Meanwhile, the Greater Bay Area, Radio, Television and Audiovisual Industry Cooperation Forum was held in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, on Thursday to promote exchanges, cooperation and integrating the audiovisual industry in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. . The forum was jointly organized by the National Radio and Television Administration and the Guangdong Provincial Radio and Television Administration.
The GBA includes nine cities in Guangdong – Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, as well as the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. The GBA has a population of over 87 million.