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VTV1 logo 2013 final.svg
LaunchedSeptember 7, 1970
Owned byVietnam Television
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
1080i (HDTV) 16:9
Broadcast areaVietnam
Asia-Pacific (via satellite)
Worldwide (via Internet)
HeadquartersVTV Tower, 43 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Formerly calledTV Vietnam (1970-1977), Central TV1 (1977-1987)
Sister channel(s)VTV2, VTV3, VTV4, VTV5, VTV6, VTV7, VTV8 and VTV9
DigitalChannel 1(45 UHF)(HD)
Channel 1 (26 and 51 UHF) (HD)
K+Channel 6(HD)
VTVcabChannel 1(HD) Channel 300(SD)

VTV1 is first channel of VTV lanuched 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[2]. Since 15 June 2011, the station become 24 hour 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.[3]

Broadcast hours[edit]

  • 1970-1972: 17h00-23h00
  • 1972-1973: 12h00-23h00 (monday-friday); 13h00-23h00 (weekends)
  • 1973-1975: 10h00-24h00
  • 1975-1980: 09h00-24h00 (monday-friday); 7h00-24h00 (saturday); 8h00-24h00 (sunday)
  • 1980-1983: 10h00-1h00 (weekdays); 7h00-1h00 (saturday); 7h30-1h00 (sunday)
  • 1984-1987: 7h00-24h00 (weekdays); 7h30-24h00 (weekends)
  • 1990-1992: 8h00-24h00 (T2-T6); 6h30-24h00 (T7-CN)
  • 1992 (february): 6h00-24h00 (T2-T6); 5h30-24h00 (T7-CN)
  • 1993-1994: 5h00-24h00
  • 1994-2006: 4h30-24h00
  • 2007-2011: 4h00-24h00
  • since 15/6/2011: 24 hours

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Also English in Talk Vietnam.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "252 THVN-VP.pdf" (PDF). haiphong.gov.vn. 2014.

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