The cctv11 Opera channel is to promote and develop the art of Chinese excellent opera. A professional channel that meets the aesthetic requirements of the fans. It is the most extensive and influential professional Opera channel in China. The CCTV Opera Channel was launched on July 9, 2001. It was broadcasted nationwide through the satellites of China Star 6B, Xinnuo No. 3 and Asia-Pacific No. 6, and was broadcasted continuously throughout the day.