CCTV-2 (Finance Channel) is one of CCTV's free-to-air channels; in the early stage, it acted as a sub-primary channel for CCTV, & mainly broadcast educational programmes. From October 10, 2003, CCTV-2 adapted to be a professional financial channel with a few sports schedules.
Beijing Television Channel 2
In 1993, its programming was updated to a mostly economic-based schedule.
On July 3, 2000, it changed its name to "中央电视台经济·生活·服务频道" (CCTV Economy, Lifestyle and Services Channel).
In 2003, the name was changed to "中央电视台经济频道" (CCTV Economy Channel).
On August 24, 2009, it changed its name to "中央电视台财经频道"(CCTV Finance Channel), & on September 21 in the same year, the test "财经频道" (Finance Channel) was added to the bottom of the onscreen bug.
On January 1, 2011, the text "财经" (Finance) was added to CCTV-2's screen bug.