China Central Adult Video (CCAV)
From China Digital Space
Derogatory nickname for CCTV (China Central Television), the state-run national network. “AV” is Chinese slang for “adult video,” i.e. pornographic film.
CCAV became a popular term after CCTV’s evening news broadcast a piece about the need to crack down on pornographic videos. The term is often used to describe CCTV when the media organization's actions seem particularly hypocritical.
CCTV is often finds itself the target of netizen mockery. One Weibo user posted the following criticism of CCTV’s reporters:
Baguaxiliyan (@八卦犀利眼): Big Boxer Shorts and CCAV reporters are always itching to strip others naked in front of the camera. A single speck of dust found is enough to send the reporters into a fit of mental frenzy and endless sexual agitation. Yet, their own flies are left wide open, exposing a hideous sight...(PS: In recent days, CCAV has incessantly covered Guo Meimei and her involvement in prostitution. Yet, CCAV is afraid to disclose how many of their anchorwomen have been penalized by the Commission for Discipline Inspection for sleeping with high officials.)