(Clearwisdom.net) New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV, headquartered in New York) announced that it will now broadcast through channel 490 of the RCN Cable TV network. RCN Cable subscribers in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago will be able to watch NTDTV shows 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NTDTV Vice President Zhou Shiyu said that this is a milestone for NTDTV. "New York, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago are centers of culture, economy, and politics in the United States. Many Chinese people live in these cities. We are honored to serve the TV audiences in those cities through RCN."

NTDTV is an international, independent, non-profit Chinese TV station founded by overseas Chinese in February 2002. NTDTV broadcasts 24 hours a day via satellite to countries in Asia (including China), Europe, Australia, and North America. It's the only TV station that broadcasts into China that is not subjected to censorship by the Chinese government. NTDTV headquarters is located in New York City, with over 60 reporting bureaus around the world.

According to Zhou, NTDTV is dedicated to providing objective and precise information for the Chinese audience, to enrich their knowledge and lives, to promote genuine Chinese culture, to help overseas Chinese to blend into mainstream society, to further the understanding between the East and the West, to add in variety to the Chinese media, and to promote free and open communication.

NTDTV has a variety of programs. It's a comprehensive TV in Chinese and Cantonese. Its shows include the latest world news, interviews on heated topics, sports and entertainment, finance, cultural education, movies and dramas, and all kinds of cultural topics that Chinese people like to see. Recently it started English programs, and they are becoming more and more popular.

About 200 million viewers in the world can receive NTDTV signals. In China, 40 to 60 million households can watch overseas satellite programs. In Europe, there are 100 million NTDTV viewers. In Australia, 60 thousand households can pick up NTDTV signals, and in North America, two million. NTDTV shows are also available online at http://www.ntdtv.com.

To make it convenient for overseas Chinese to see its programs in North America, NTDTV is available on Cable TV networks and public TV channels in several major cities.

To order the NTDTV channel, please call 800.RING.RCN, 800.746.4726, or log online at www.rcn.com. The monthly fee is US$9.95.

From April 27 to May 10, NTDTV will be broadcast for free on RCN. Before May 15, new subscribers will only need to purchase the RCN Essentials Cable for only $29.95 plus $9.95 a month if they subscribe to NTDTV. The first 15 subscribers will get NTDTV free for a year. If you recommend a new subscriber to NTDTV, you can watch NTDTV free for three months.