|Headquarters||China Media Group Headquarters|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
|Owner||China Central Television|
|Launched||1 May 2003|
|Former names||CCTV News|
|Available on most Chinese cities||Frequencies varies|
|Macau||Channel 72 (SD)|
|All cable systems in China||Check local listings|
|Cable TV Hong Kong||Channel 111|
|Available on various satellites||Frequencies varies|
|IPTV providers in China||Check local listings|
|CCTV program website||CCTV-13|
CCTV-13 (Chinese: 中国中央电视台新闻频道, China Central Television News Channel), formerly CCTV News (Chinese: CCTV-新闻), broadcasting across China since 2003, is the news channel of China Central Television and the biggest news channel in mainland China.
CCTV News channel broadcasts live news reports every hour throughout the day, as well as current affairs programmes in the evening. Bulletins cover domestic and international events. The channel broadcasts exclusively in Mandarin Chinese. Viewers from across the Greater China region and that of the Chinese diaspora can watch the channel via satellite. From the midday newscast on 16 October 2019, all newscasts and in-depth programming, with the exceptions of Xinwen Lianbo and Focus Report, is broadcast in 16:9 and produced in high definition. Xinwen Lianbo and Focus Report made the HD switchover on 18 July 2020, along with the channel's HD feed available through satellite from the next day.
In 2021 CCTV-13 aired the forced confession of Li Hengli, a Belizean national accused of endangering Chinese national security.