CCTV sports channel (channel call sign: CCTV-5) is a professional TV channel focusing on broadcasting sports events and sports reports. It was trial broadcast in December 1994 and officially launched on January 1, 1995.
On November 30, 1995, the sports channel of CCTV began to broadcast to the whole country. In 2008, CCTV sports channel was renamed CCTV Olympic Channel.On May 17, 2012, CCTV sports channel moved into CCTV Headquarters building; On September 28 of the same year, the channel broadcast HD and SD simultaneously.
On October 8, 2019, CCTV sports channel issued a statement saying that the broadcasting arrangement of NBA preseason (China match) was suspended. On October 9, 2020, CCTV announced the replay of NBA