Chinese Program Overview

The Imperial Doctress

Monday to Friday, 9:00 PM.

The Tan family spans many generations of doctors, with many past ancestors who were imperial physicians. But when powerful enemies frame their family, the royal court passes a ruling that future generations of the Tan family are forbidden from practicing medicine. The kind, intelligent and talented Tan Yunxian secretly learns the art of traditional Chinese medicine from her grandmother and helps to cure plagues and illnesses among the common people. Yunxian overcomes many societal obstacles in her passion and pursuit of medicine. And when she meets Emperor Zhu Qizhen, he wields a great deal of influence in Yunxian fulfilling her destiny to become the first female physician of the Ming Dynasty.

Mandarin with Chinese subtitles

Travel with Rivals

Mondays and Tuesdays, 8PM to 9PM. Cantonese
This program brings together two people from different backgrounds, with conflicting core values, for a five-day trip to other parts of the world. Conflict arise from differing ages, religions, politics, and sexuality. How well will these seven pairs of rivals get along?
Episodes 1-3: Leung Kwok-hung vs Jasper Tsang (going to Poland). Tsang is the President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, while Leung is a member of the Council. How “Sleeping Long Hair (Leung Kwok-hung)” rejoin the living world?
Episodes 4-5: Yip Chung-Sing vs Amanda Tann (going to Vietnam). Both Yip and Tann are teachers, with Tann being a famed cram school teacher. In the show, both of them teach English to underprivileged students in Vietnam. Tann shed her tears during her solo trip to the forest, while Yip is provoked by an impromptu dance course.
Episodes 6-7: Shiga Lin vs Gloria Yip (going to Florence, Italy). Yip has a Cantopop singing career that has stretched for decades, while Lin hails from a new generation of Cantopop singers. They discuss some tough questions in the show and how well will it go?
Episodes 8-9: Roy Tsui vs Ann Chiang (going to South-Korea). Chiang is a Pro-Beijing member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, while Tsui is an author. They play a “youngster versus older sophisticate” scenario and neither of them have any interaction with each other during the trip.
Episodes 10-11: Zac Kao vs Denise Ho (going to Dublin) Kao is an actor who is a devout Christian, while Ho is a Cantopop singer who has come out of the closet. They start their journey to Ireland, also known as “the emerald isle”. Representing two ends of a spectrum, they clash when it comes to the views of love and religious.
Episodes 12-13: Renee Dai vs Shaw Yam Yam (going to Bali) Shaw and Renee come from two different generations and view matters of the heart from conflicting perspectives. Will sparks fly when they arrive in Bali, Indonesia for a holiday?
Episodes 14-15: Agnes Chow vs Junius Ho (going to Japan). Top lawyer Junius Ho and political activist Agnes Chow visit Japan for a vacation. Will conflicts be resolved? Probably not. What could happen?
Episodes 16: The highlights from behind the camera of all episodes.

Stylish Man-The Chef

This Golden Bell award winning cooking contest show is hosted by Zeng Guocheng and Xia Yuqiao. Chef Judges are two of the most popular Celebrity chefs in Taiwan, A-Ji and James.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8PM to 9PM. Mandarin

Hello Doctor

Health and medical advice is given by physicians who are from different specialty areas, and who uncover what working at a hospital is really like. Hosted by the popular TV show host Hu Gua.

Fridays, 8PM to 9PM. Mandarin

大愛劇場 -回家的路

三個兄弟,三種不同人生;在回家的人生路上,或因貪欲,或因知足,各有曲折……他們何時才能回到心中那個安全又幸福的家呢?
劇中主人翁林進成(馬幼興飾演)是一位自小就沾染賭博習氣:並充分合理化賭博行為的人。而當他遇到了一生的真愛,游桂 玉(林韋君飾演)時,一時驚為天人的他,竟然不知道遇到的是一位最痛恨賭博的人。這一對冤家夫妻,過了六天的幸福生活後,便開始了家庭大戰。他,是夜不歸 營的人,她,則是夜夜等門的人。

周一至周四,下午12時半至1時半。台語,中文字幕。

Hot Door Night

The most famous actors, the greatest performers, and the most popular figures in the entertainment business walk through a door on stage—the “Hot Door”. Viewers hold their breath as they wait to see who would be walking through the door each night. On this stage the audience can see the artists’ different sides. Every night, the most popular figures in the entertainment business incorporate the hottest topics and current events into a spectacular variety show. The five hosts, Jacky Wu, O.D., Hank Chen, ADA and LuLu, who are different in age, generation, and hosting style, not only can sing, act, dance, and imitate, but are also skilled in cross-talk.
Monday through Thursday, 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles

Fruity Pie

A little store filled with children’s stories is the setting for amazing happenings each day. With Granny Fruity Pie as the main character, this lively and fun program takes children to explore their environment, interpersonal relationships, health, and safety education.

E/I, TV-Y, Ages 2-10

The E/I symbol identifies educational and informational television programming that furthers the education and informational needs of children 16 years of age and under in any respect, including the child’s intellectual/cognitive or social/emotions needs.”

Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 8:30AM. Mandarin.

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China News

CCTV News provides comprehensive global coverage, delivering the latest domestic and regional development news and information on business, finance, economics and culture.
Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 9:00AM. Mandarin.

Showers of Blessing

A religious program with true life-changing stories to inspire people with hope and encouragement.
Monday through Friday, 11:30AM to 12:00PM. Cantonese, SAP Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Zhong Tian News

Provides Taiwan’s most focused political dynamics, the most in-depth social tracking and international topics of world attention, a variety of lifestyle information, KUSO fresh and interesting topic.
Monday through Friday, 12:00PM to 12:30PM. Mandarin.

A Path to True Happiness

The teachings of venerable Master Chin Kung.
1.Buddhism is the most profound and wholesome education directed by the Buddha toward all people.
2.The content in Buddha Shakyamuni’s forty-nine years of teaching describes the true reality of life and the universe. Life refers to oneself, universe refers to our living environment.
3.Those who possess a complete and proper understanding of life and the universe are called Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. Those who lack the understanding are called ordinary people.
4.Cultivation is changing the way we think, speak, and act toward people and matters from an erroneous way to a proper way.
5.The guideline for cultivation is understanding and awakening, proper views and purity. Understanding and awakening is to be without delusion, proper views is without deviation, and purity is without pollution. This can be achieved by practicing the Three Learnings of self-discipline, concentration, and wisdom.
6.The Three Conditions are the foundation of cultivation and study. When interacting with people, accord with the Six Harmonies and when interacting with society, practice the Six Principles. Follow the ten lessons taught by Samantabhadra Bodhisattva and dedicate one’s mind to everlasting purity and brightness. These complete the purpose of the Buddha’s teachings.
Monday through Friday, 1:30PM to 2:00PM. Rebroadcast at 1:00AM-1:30AM on the same day. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Chinese News at 7

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Cantonese by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well recognized around the world. Daily coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.
7 days a week, 7:00 PM, Cantonese with Chinese subtitles.

Chinese News at 10

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Mandarin by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well recognized around the world. Daily coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.
7 day a week, 10:00 PM, Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Wisdom Tree

Children’s program includes singing, dancing, interviews and cultural demonstrations for ages 3 through 6.
Wednesdays, 2:00PM to 2:30PM. Mandarin.

Entertainment Online

One of the best entertainment news report programs in China, Entertainment Online delivers you first-hand e-news transmitted by satellite, so that you’ll be the first among your friends to know what happens in showbiz.
Fridays, 11:30PM to 12:00AM. Saturdays, 9:30PM to 10:00PM. Mandarin.

Talk Tonight

A live interactive interview program where viewers can call in to participate in the discussion. Every Friday, veteran host Jiayu Jeng focuses on the latest social issues, the hottest news topics, entertainment news, arts and culture, local lifestyle topics, plus interviews with stars & celebrities. To top it all off, the show regularly includes contests and prize giveaways.
Fridays, 11:00PM to 11:30PM. Rebroadcast Sundays at 7:30PM to 8:00PM. Mandarin.
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Life Wisdom

Master Cheng Yen shares the preceding 24 hours of world events, volunteer achievements and Tzu Chi’s four missions in a 12-minute summary.
Saturdays, 6:30AM to 7:00AM. Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles.

Tasty Bureau

講飲講食, 介紹香港最新鮮, 最新奇的飲食情報﹐主持人穿梭街頭巷尾尋找不同風味菜式,發掘香港各處美食,讓電視機前的觀眾能夠大飽口福。 主持:黃芳雯Paula、區淑妍Yo、李麗珊Lisa、鄧曉霖Rosina、陳駿熙Mark

Saturdays, 5:30PM to 6:00PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

Miss Five – Taste of Life

Many people claim to know food well, but when it comes to food experts, Christine (a.k.a. Miss Five) is the one you can’t miss. Christine has always been setting trends; she loves eating and all good looking men. In this program she will invite all the cool, sweet, handsome guys in town to share gossip and gourmet food. What’s more, Christine will demonstrate her cooking for the first time on TV and make one special and meaningful dish in each episode. Hosts: Christine Ng and Howard Chan

Saturdays, 6:00PM to 7:00PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

With You All the Way 2

This Mainland Chinese reality TV program features three celebrity couples who go through a series of unconventional and specially designed challenges. The couples participating in the program are Chilam Cheung and Anita Yuen, Wang Yuelun and Li Xiang and Sha Yi and Hu Ke. This show tests the love between each couple, and how well their marriage can cope with stressful situations. The couples are asked to perform tasks which are deliberately designed to be challenging and exhausting.
Saturdays, 8PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin

Bay Area Focus with Lily Chou

“Bay Area Focus with Lily Chou” will invite professionals from a variety of businesses including finance, education, health, real estate and others that provide products and services that are essential in viewers’ daily lives. The focus of the show is to provide useful information, especially for new immigrants. The show is designed for viewers to learn more about the Bay Area and help them face the challenges of being in a new place.
Saturdays, 7:30PM to 8:00PM. Mandarin

Exploring China’s Borders

CCTV’s shooting crew visits the nine provinces and autonomous regions that form China’s western border and are home to more than 30 ethnic groups. The locations include Guangxi Zhuang, Tibet, Xinjiang Uygur and Inner Mongolia autonomous regions, and Yunnan, Gansu, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces. The series offers viewers an in-depth travel experience with a comprehensive introduction to the natural landscape, folk customs, local cuisines, ethnic dress and arts of the border areas. It also shows local residents’ passion for life, courage to fight poverty, and hopes for peaceful lives.
Sundays,6:00PM to 6:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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Business & Lifestyle

Your weekly TV reference guide to all things business. Featured are profiles of successful businesses, tips from established entrepreneurs on how to grow your business, and how to avoid common pitfalls of first-time business owners.
Sundays,6:30PM to 7:00PM. Mandarin.
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Chinese Journal

This public affairs program is produced by KTSF and geared towards the Bay Area Chinese community. It covers a wide array of issues pertinent to the public interest. Hosted by Anni Chung (Cantonese) and Wilheimina Li (Mandarin).
Sundays, 5:30PM to 6:00PM.
Cantonese – 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month.
Mandarin – 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.