|Launched||1 June 1997|
|Closed||24 October 2011|
|Owned by||J&T Group|
Z1 was the first Czech private 24-hour news channel. Since September 2009, it focused on finance, economic and business news and provided the only continuous business news service in the Czech Republic.
Z1 broadcast live every weekday between 7am and 11pm. Its business and finance news service was supplemented by business talk shows and a daily interview program with high-profile guests. The rest of the program consisted of acquired documentaries and other features. Over the weekend, Z1 broadcast documentaries and life style programs.
Z1 broadcast over DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-C and IPTV. It could also be viewed online and on mobile phones through a streaming video application. In cooperation with T-Mobile Czech Republic, Z1 provided daily news SMS and MMS updates to subscribers.
Z1 was 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.
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- "News, new approach". Týdeník Televize. 29 September 2009.
- "Z1TV live". Mediawork. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- "T-Mobile Czech Republic offers news over SMS with Z1 TV". TMCnet.com. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- "Z1 TV starts broadcasting". J&T Group. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- "Jan Zika, moderátor, zpravodajská televize Z1, TV Z1". Fotobanka ČTK (in Czech). Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- "Ivana Šalomonová, moderátorka, zpravodajská televize Z1, TV Z1". Fotobanka ČTK (in Czech). Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- Official website
- In september Z1 should start in a new shape
- Z1 Television launched live broadcast for iPhones
- Z1 news in a mobile for free
- Z1TV Live Application for iPhones
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