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Hunan TV

Hunan Television or Hunan TV is a provincial satellite TV station. It launched in January 1997 and is currently China's second-most watched channel, second only to CCTV-1, owned by China Central Television, although Hunan TV occasionally overtook CCTV-1 in ratings. Hunan TV's signal covers most of China, including Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas as (Hunan STV World) in North America, Japan, Australia, Europe among other countries and regions. From 28 September 2009 onward, the channel uses a standard high-definition broadcast.

The original symbolism behind the logo of Hunan TV is a white fish surrounded by a golden grain, symbolizing that Hunan is a land of abundance, flowing with rice and fish. The light yellow and golden color symbolize the spirit of the Hunan people, which includes optimism, bravery and creativity. In recent years, audiences have givenHunan TV the nickname  Mango TV, because the shape of its logo looks like a golden mango.

Notable programmes

1. Happy Camp

The series debuted in 7 July 1997, and has remained inproduction  due to its popularity. The show was hosted by the “Happy Family”: He Jiong, Li Weijia, Xie Na, Du Haitao, and Wu Xin. Happy Camp is one of China's most popular shows, with a viewership of tens of millions. The show is played every Saturday. Because the show is so popular, it has won many awards in Asia. This show has been watched by the Chinese people throughout the world. This show is purposely created for young people to watch. Over the years, the happy camp family has produced music albums and movies. The main purpose of these productions are to bring happiness to the people.

2. Super Girl

Super Girl or Super Voice Girls was a Chinese singing contest for female contestants, organized by Hunan Satellite Television between 2004 and 2006. Partly inspired by the many spinoffs of the UK show Pop Idol, the competition was open to any female contestant regardless of her origin, appearance, or how she sings.

3. Super Boy

Super Boy or Happy Boy was a Chinese singing contest for male contestants, organized by Hunan Satellite Television in 2007, as a spin-off of its popular "Super Girl" series. It's a talent show which aims at uncovering talented tomorrow ‘s new male stars.

4. Where Are We Going, Dad?

Where Are We Going, Dad?  is a Chinese reality TV show broadcast on Hunan Television. Based on the original South Korean reality show Dad! Where Are We Going?, the first season debuted on 11 October 2013 featuring five fathers and their child as they travel to rural places. The series has become a massive high-ratings hit, attracting 75 million viewers per episode to Hunan Television every week. It was adapted into a film, Where Are We Going, Dad?, that was released on 31 January 2014. A sequel to Where Are We Going, Dad? was released on 19 February 2015.

5. I Am a Singer

I Am a Singer is a Chinese version of the Korean reality show I Am a Singer and it is broadcasted on Hunan Television. Seven talented, veteran Chinese singers perform for a selected audience, which votes to eliminate one singer after each week's performance. The following week, another singer joins the competition, and the lineup of artists varies throughout the course of the show. The program ended its first season on 12 April 2013, and its second season on 4 April 2014. The third season has started in January 2015.