Z1 was the first Czech private 24-hour news channel. Since September 2009, it focuses on finance, economic and business news and provides the only continuous business news service in the Czech Republic.
Z1 broadcasts live every weekday between 7am and 11pm. Its business and finance news service is supplemented by business talk shows and a daily interview program with high-profile guests. The rest of the program consists of acquired documentaries and other features. Over the weekend, Z1 broadcasts documentaries and life style programs.
Z1 broadcasts over DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-C and IPTV. It can also be viewed online and on mobile phones through a streaming video application. In cooperation with T-Mobile Czech Republic, Z1 provides daily news SMS and MMS updates to subscribers.
Z1 is operated by První zpravodajská a.s., which holds a license for digital terrestrial television broadcasting in the Czech Republic. První zpravodajská a.s. is owned by J&T Finance Group, one of the leading investment firms in the Central and Eastern Europe region and Russia with diverse portfolio of assets in finance, banking, energy, utilities, real estate and corporate services.
Some of the station's anchors are Jan Zika and Ivana Šalomonová.