Nothing Gold Can Stay
Set in the years leading up to the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Zhou Ying is sold to the powerful Shen family by her foster father, yet successfully escapes her childish master Shen Xingyi by sneaking into merchant Wu Pin’s palanquin. The Wu family agreed to take her in after witnessing her remarkable business acumen, and she ends up marrying Wu Pin. After Wu Pin’s untimely death, Zhou Ying takes it upon herself to keep the family business afloat and take care of the Wu household.
On the other hand, Shen Xingyi has also decided to turn over a new leaf, and is now Zhou Ying’s biggest competitor. Shen Xingyi’s love for the heroine is initially unrequited, though Zhou Ying eventually acknowledges that she has developed romantic feelings for him. However, they both realize their personal affections are of little importance in the face of political upheaval, and Shen Xingyi joins the reformists advocating modernization of the Qing Dynasty after returning from an overseas education.
Mondays through Fridays, 9PM to 10PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles.
Wake Up II
The failing universal healthcare system continues to put the lives of patients and doctors at risk. One victim resorted to blowing up the subway system to bring awareness to the issue. Dr. Xiao and others rushed to scene to treat the survivors. While the doctors tried to save lives, the hospital used the disaster as an opportunity to boost their rating during the annual Medicare assessment.
Stars: Tie-Hsiang Ban, Lu-Hao Chu and, Kaiser Chuang
Mondays, 8PM to 9PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.
The Incredible Hidden Gems II
Join the professional backpacker, Marco Liao, on a new journey to search for the world’s most amazing, yet hidden natural gems in some of the most breathtaking locations.
Tuesdays, 8PM to 9PM. 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, 8PM to 9PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitle.
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
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
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.
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles
KTSF Morning News
Monday through Friday, 6:00AM to 8:00AM. Cantonese 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 days a week, 10:00 PM, Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
CCTV News provides comprehensive global coverage, delivering the latest domestic and regional development news and information on business, finance, economics and culture.
Mondays through Fridays, 8:00AM to 8:30AM. Mandarin.
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.”
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30AM to 9:00AM. Mandarin.
Showers of Blessing
A religious program with true life-changing stories to inspire people with hope and encouragement.
Mondays through Fridays, 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.
Mondays through Thursdays, 12:00PM to 12:30PM. Mandarin.
Daai Drama: The Raindew Waltz
Mondays through Thursdays, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Formosan with Chinese Subtitles.
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.
Mondays through Fridays, 1:30PM to 2:00PM. Rebroadcast at 1:00AM-1:30AM on the same day. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
YOYO Fun Travel
This series is designed to encourage children to explore and develop connections with the natural world. For example, visiting a local zoo, spending a day at the beach or engaging in other outdoor activities are all explored as great ways for kids to stay active and healthy. For ages 2 through 12.
Wednesdays, 2:00PM to 2:30PM. Mandarin.
Talk Today” is 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 brings you interviews with stars & celebrities. To top it off, the show regularly includes contests and prize giveaways.
Broadcast live each Friday at 12:00pm with a repeat on Friday 11:00pm, and Sundays at 7:30PM to 8:00PM. Mandarin.
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Daai Variety Programs
Life Wisdom: Living wisdom from Master Cheng Yen’s 12-minute speech.
The Footprints of Great Love in China: Based on Tzu Chi’s overseas relief experiences and core principles, the program presents a map of China enriched by true stories of the locals and its socio-economic phenomena.
Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen: Thought-provoking stories told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen are made into cartoon animation with music and Chinese watercolor.
Fridays, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles
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.
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.
404 Countries Not Found
There are some countries that you could never find from the map. You might think it must be that they’re too small to show up on a map, but these countries are actually not recognized by the rest of the world. Some may deny their existence, but in this show, we’ll see why they’re so popular among tourists. This program will quench your thirst for adventure by introducing exotic places such as Seborga, Ubizis, Somaliland, Transnistria and North Cyprus.
Saturdays, 6PM to 6:30PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.
Check It Out
‘Check it Out’ brings you trendy news about food in Hong Kong, including a weekly update of new local restaurants, interviews with well-known chefs, and the most interesting living habits and lifestyle trends.
Saturdays, 6:30PM to 7:00PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.
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
Jiangsu Satellite TV’s new music creative show challenges contestants to take a well-known song and rewrite it, making it fresh and new. Each episode invites two Chinese celebrity singers, and six “fan singers”, who each rearrange the celebrity’s classical works and perform it in a new way. A group of judges formed from professional singers and producers will choose the best adaptations and move them forward to the final round, where the new song is performed by both the original celebrity singer and the “fan singer”. Hosted by Li Xiang.
Star Singers and guests: Jolin Tsai, Phoenix legend; Penny Tai, Luo Dayou; Gigi Leung, Daniel Chan; Angela Chang , Teng Ko Erh; Zheng Zhihua, Tiger Wong; Yuku Hsu, Richie Ren,
Wong Kwok Lun, Zhao Yingjun, Wang Xiaomin, Xiao Huangqi, Yuan Yawei
Saturdays, 8:00PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles.
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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If You Are the One
“If You Are the One,” or “Fei Cheng Wu Rao,” which literally translates to “Do not disturb unless you’re sincere,” is a match-making reality show featuring men and women looking for their perfect partner. The host and the commentators display humor and wit throughout the unpredictable match-making process, where each suitor may be voted out by 24 women during the courting process. The women can also choose to keep the suitor in the show to see if he is actually Mr. Right, who, in order to win a date, must survive three rounds of tests. But that’s only if the suitor can survive harsh and blunt criticism about everything, from the suitors’ attitude, accomplishments, and even appearance by an intimidating lineup of young women. The show has been a ratings success in China and is now the highest-rated show for Jiangsu TV.
Sundays，8:00PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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.