Chinese Program Overview

Singing All Along

It was a time of great turmoil in 1st-century imperial China. Liu Xiu and his brother Liu Yan are peasant brothers but realize their higher calling to lead the rebel forces who want to overthrow the oppressive Xin Empire and restore the Han Dynasty. Joining them on this dangerous quest are the great military strategist Feng Yi and loyal friend Deng Yu, as well as the beautiful Yin Lihua. Yin Li Hua is the love of Liu Xiu’s live, and despite facing many near-death battles, the two stay by each other’s side and get married. But when Liu Xuan becomes the new Han emperor, he executes Liu Yan because he considered Liu Yan as a threat. Liu Xiu needs to build his military power in order to defeat Liu Xuan, but that means giving up his bond to Yin Lihua and marrying a military warlord’s niece, Guo Shantong. How much of his heart will Liu Xiu sacrifice as Emperor Guangwu in order to establish the new Eastern Han Dynasty?

Monday through Friday, 8:00PM to 9:30 PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

To Be a Better Man

Lu Yuan worked hard in America to become a Michelin 3-star chef. To many, he is the Devil incarnate, reckless and wanton. But when it comes to the person he loves, he is an entirely different man, loyal, kind, and honest. After a nightmarish car accident takes away his friend, he ventures home with the friend’s remains. There, he runs into the person he doesn’t want to see most, and becomes entangled with his ex, Gan Jing, their old classmate, Jiang Haokun, and Haokun’s younger sister, Jiang Lai.

Monday through Friday, 8:00PM to 9:30 PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

WTO Sister Show

This cross-cultural variety talk show from Taiwan features not only celebrities and experts, but also newcomers to Taiwan. Guests share their stories and experiences focusing around a central topic every show, which include different countries’ cultures, new and strange cultural experiences, cross-cultural marriage life, and language-learning experiences. There are also special activities and locations featured throughout the show.

Wednesdays, 9PM to 10PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitle.

Changing Mama!

An unusual cooking competition where parent and child teams must swap children and compete after learning new cooking recipes and techniques in foreign places like Japan, Taiwan and Thailand with their new teammates. Who will win and who will fail?
Mondays and Tuesdays, 8PM to 9PM. Cantonese

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.

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 -畫人生

This drama revolves around Tzu Chi Volunteer 張鈞翔 ‘s artistic live. Drawing and painting have always been a great source of joy for him. But now he is a grown man, for the sake of livelihood he turned his hobby into a source of income; and thus he begins to struggle with his life. Until he reached an epiphany; together with his sister, disabled due to a tragic car accident, they attempt to paint a new light. And with their help, many emotionally disturbed individuals were inspired to overcome their inner demons.

Monday to Thursday, 12:30 PM – 1:30PM. Formosan with Chinese Subtitle.

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 and Sunday, 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.

Hidden Singer

Hidden singer is a quiz music program, the mimickers of the original singers and the original singer sing the famous songs of the singer in the hidden rooms, and then the panels and the audience have to pick who the original singer is. There are 4 rounds in the show and if the original singer is not defeated by the mimickers until the final round, the original singer wins. However, if the mimicker who wins on the final round is the winner.  Hosted by Huan Chen.

The original singers: Alan Tam, Phil Chang, JJ Lin, Jam Hsiao, Richie Ren, Terry Lin, Valen Hsu, Jane Zhang, Chyi Chin, Wakin Chau
Guests:  Su Youpeng, Ning Jing, Xue Zhiqian, Huang Guolun, etc.

Saturdays, 8:00PM 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.