BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The China Media Group, one of China's major broadcasters, announced Friday that its National Defense and Military Channel, or the new CCTV-7, will make its debut on Aug. 1.
The new channel will replace the current CCTV-7, which carries programs related to both the military and agriculture.
With a brand-new logo and image, the new CCTV-7 will exclusively broadcast military programs including news, television features, documentaries and entertainment shows, according to the group.
Programs on farmers, agriculture and rural affairs that were previously broadcast by CCTV-7 will be aired on a new channel, CCTV-17.
CCTV-17 currently runs on a trial basis and will be officially launched on the Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival of this year, which falls on Sept. 23.