CCTV America launched from Washington on Monday, February 6th 2012. It currently produces five hours of weekday programming seen on the North American east coast in the early evening hours. Programs include numerous daily news broadcasts as well as 'Global Business' focusing on global economic trends, trade and investment. 'The Heat' weekdays at 7pm EST provides talk-and-debate on a range of topical issues. 'Americas Now' on Sunday nights provides in depth magazine coverage on Central and South American issues. It is the only regularly scheduled magazine program in the English language exploring Latin American issues.