Putonghua Pindao (Chinese: 普通话频道 Pǔtōnghuà píndào; lit. Mandarin Channel), stylized as zhо̄ng (Chinese: 中), to mean Chinese, is a regional Mandarin-language television channel in YinYangia. It is the country's most popular channel, with 80% audience share.
To compete with Xiang Central Television, TBC launched TBC Zhongwen, originally a satellite and cable television channel, but later moved to terrestrial television after the channel started to become popular in the early 90s.
It mostly aired imported programming from Taiwan, due to a trade blockade between Toralaq Republic and communist countries until 1998. The channel introduced Fengin subtitles in 1997 to increase YinYangiese-speaking viewers in 1999.
On October 23, 1999, after TBC was split, TBC Zhongwen was renamed to NTVC Mandarin, and introduced the famous '中' logo.