China Central Television (CCTV) was founded in 1958 as Beijing Television (BTV), with the logo rumoured to have been written/designed by then-leader Mao Zedong.
In 1978, BTV was divided into BTV and the current CCTV.
This logo was designed by employee Zhang Desheng, and known as a "butterfly" or "atom", & is still (rarely) used as an alternate logo.
The following were used on the opening of its flagship newscast Xinwen Lianbo between 1988 and 2001.
1991–present (promo); 2001–present (On Screen Bug)
CCTV unveiled a new logo in 1991.
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