El TV Kadsre 1 (formerly known as El Kadsreian Television, EKTV and El TV Kadsre) is a free-to-air commercial TV channel operated by El TV Kadsre. It is the first channel in El Kadsre and the second channel to broadcast in color, just 6 weeks after TTV. As of January 2020, it is the most watched television channel in El Kadsre.
El TV Kadsre 1 has a variety of programs, composed mainly of news, talk shows, sports, current affairs and national and international fiction such as films and TV series.
El Kadsreian Television was launched on March 25, 1951, at 6:00 pm. The official voice of the channel has changed throughout the years. The voices of the channel include Riyoki Masuka (1927-2020) from 1951-1972, Ryota Kato (b. 1937) from 1972-1992, Ryota Kato Jr. (b. 1959) from 1993-2003, Nolan Jacobsen (b. 1961) from 2004-2013, and Ted Williams (b. 1957) since 2014. Ryoki was the operator and main presenter of the channel until 1972. The channel is opened at 6:00 pm with the news program: "El Kadsreian News" (now El Kadsre News at 6), a Japanese dubbed version of the movie, The Broadway Melody, an art show at the University of Caelum, the concert, and ends at 11 PM.
During its early days, its programming was similar to the BBC and NBC. The emblematic program "Making Losing Your Mind" and "Doctor Sierra" were issued in the 1950s, and the movies are imported from Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In 1964, 12 pm to 1 pm. was dedicated to children's programming, 1 pm to 3 pm. was dedicated to women's programming, 3:00 pm. to 7:00 pm. was Prime-Time and 7:00 pm. to 10:00 pm. was mainly for drama, documentary, and comedies. The news was broadcasted for thirty minutes each day at 8:00 pm.
In 1968, for the launch of El TV Kadsre 2. El TV Kadsre changed its name to "El TV Kadsre 1" and one of the first World Cups, issued in El Kadsre is the Rugby League World Cup 1968 (located in Australia, with 2 days lag from Australia) and with the issuance of the Eurovision was one of the first international programs with high audience in El Kadsre since 1952.
On November 19, 1969, the channel broadcasted a slightly longer news session until 10:30 pm., stating that the channel will be adding more transmitters throughout the new Vlokozu Union.
On August 31, 1972, Riyoki Masuka retires from El TV Kadsre due in fact he wanted to start up his own TV career. Before he did, he wished the El TV Kadsre team to have a good luck in the future.
- Main article: List of programs aired by El TV Kadsre 1
- 1951-1957: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
- 1957-1972: 11:00am to 12:00am
- 1972-1981: 11:00am to 12:00am (weekdays), 12:00pm to 12:00am (weekends)
- 1981-1987: 12:00pm to 12:00am (weekdays), 10:00am to 12:00am (weekends)
- 1987-1989: 10:00am to 1:00am (weekdays), 9:00am to 1:00am (weekends)
- 1989-1999: 6:00am to 1:00am (weekdays), 5:00am to 1:00am (weekends)
- 1999-present: 24 hours
- The National Voice of El Kadsre (1951-1961)
- The First Network (1959-2003)
- The Vlokozu Union's National Broadcasting Network (1969-1989)
- The Blue Network (1979-2020)
- The original. (1979-present)