|Launched||7 September 1970|
|Owned by||Vietnam Television|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Asia-Pacific (via satellite)
Worldwide (via satellite and Internet)
|Headquarters||VTV Tower, 43 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi|
|Formerly called||Vietnam Television (1970 - 1977), Central Television - Programme 1 (1977 - 1987), Vietnam Television - Programme 1 (1987 - 1993)|
|Sister channel(s)||VTV2, VTV3, VTV4, VTV5, VTV6, VTV7, VTV8 and VTV9|
|Digital||Channel 1 (45 UHF) (HD)|
|Channel 1 (26 and 51 UHF) (HD)|
|K+||Channel 6 (HD)|
|VTVcab||Channel 1 (HD) Channel 300 (SD)|
VTV1 is first channel of VTV launched 7 September 1970.
The station was formerly 24/7 general news, sports and entertainment channel until VTV3 launched in 1996 and when VTV1 became an all-news channel. It also features news in Vietnamese, formerly with English and French. Since 15 June 2011, the station become 24/7 news, affairs and general channel, the first of its kind in Vietnam. VTV1 performs political tasks assigned by the Communist Party of Vietnam, the State and the Government, plays the leading role in information, propaganda, publicity, prestige and great influence on the press system television and radio in Vietnam.
- 1970-1972: 17h00-21h00.
- 1973-1975: 11h30-01h00 (Monday-Friday); 11h00-01h00 (weekends).
- 1/5 -12/1975: 12h00 - 01h00.
- 1976-5/1980: 11h00-24h00 (Monday-Friday); 8h00-24h00 (saturday); 8h30-24h00 (Sunday).
- 1980-1983: 10h00-1h00 (weekdays); 7h00-1h00 (saturday); 7h30-1h00 (Sunday).
- 1984-1987: 7h00-24h00 (weekdays); 7h30-24h00 (weekends).
- 1987 - 1989 : 16h - 24h (weekdays), 08h00 - 24h00 (weekends).
- 1990 - 1992: 8h00-24h00 (T2-T6); 6h30-24h00 (T7-CN).
- 1990 - 1994: 9h00 - 12h00, 14h - 16h, 19h - 24h.
- 1995 - 1998 : 6h00 - 11h00, 17h00 - 24h00.
- 1998 - 2001: 5h30 - 10h00, 17h00 - 24h00.
- 2002 - 2008: 5h30-24h00.
- 2009 - 2011: 5h00-24h00.
- 15/6/2011 - present: 24/7.