International Channel Shanghai, or ICS, is the only comprehensive variety TV Channel in the Chinese Mainland broadcasting in English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Launched on January 1st, 2008, ICS aims to enhance Shanghai's global impact, to show the true face of this great city, and to improve the world’s understanding and appreciation of Shanghai. ICS always strives to become the top information channel for audiences at home and abroad to know about Shanghai.
ICS broadcasts 24 hours a day. The schedule includes 6 hours of first-run programs, more than 3 hours of which are locally produced. Programs include news and information, fashion and entertainment, language teaching, talk shows and English-language movies.
ICS is available in 9 million cable TV households in Shanghai, and reaches an even wider audience through IPTV. Its website: www.ICShanghai.com provides on-line live broadcast and stored program requests 24 hour a day. Brand new ICS iPhone and iPad Apps have created a brand-new mobile watching experience for our audience.
By broadcasting 4 hours daily in the greater New York area, ICS is now a truly international broadcaster. ICS also builds a bridge between Shanghai and the rest of the world via transmitting locally-produced programs to countries and areas like the US, Australia, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Africa, Hongkong and Taiwan. Depending on its well-established work relations with mainstream overseas media, ICS carried out a series of overseas TV week to display the unique cosmopolitan air of Shanghai.
Globalized, elegant and avant-garde, ICS is dedicated to record and witness the citys growth, to disseminate its economic and cultural development, and to showcase its spirit.
ICS, I See Shanghai.