|Launched||7 September 1970|
|Owned by||Vietnam Television|
576i 16:9 SDTV|
1080i 16:9 HDTV (from 31 March 2014)
|Language||Vietnamese, French (news)|
Asia-Pacific (via satellite)
Worldwide (via Internet)
|Headquarters||VTV Tower, 43 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi|
|Formerly called||TV Vietnam, Central TV1 (1977-1987)|
|Sister channel(s)||VTV2, VTV3 and VTV4|
|Digital||Channel 1(45 UHF)(HD)|
Channel 1(HD)Channel 300(SD)
VTV1 is first channel of VTV Network 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 French. Since 15 June 2011 the station become 24 hour news, affairs and general channel, the first of its kind in Vietnam.