It is the most important festival of the year in Chinese culture: Spring Festival. And the new cultural event that catches the most eyeballs in China, like it or not, is the Spring Festival Gala from Chinese Central TV (CCTV, not the closed circuit TV).
In previous years, the people oversea has to take a lot of trouble to watch through unofficial channels over internet. Many times the quality is not so great.
However something special is happening, CCTV setup official streams for people oversea for the Gala. You can watch it on Youtube and Facebook.
飯、在窗外此起彼伏的爆竹聲中看春晚、拜年，一起迎接倒 計時，已經成為中國人共度春節的方式。今年除夕夜，我們 與全球華人一起迎接羊年的到來，北京時間2月18日晚2 0：00起，CCTV中文將為您在Facebook以及 YouTube直播2015年央視春晚！ 請關注羊年春晚直播地址： PC端：https://www.facebook.com/ CCTV.CH/app_266224890138398 移動端：http://126.96.36.199/ hls-live/livepkgr/ _definst_/liveevent/ livestream.m3u8 YouTube：http://youtu.be/ vPuFmoadW_w
It is an interesting move, given that Youtube, Facebook and Twitter are still blocked website in mainland China. But anyway, it good for use who living outside of China and still want to share the most important moment with family and friends. Hope you enjoy it.