TechTV is a 24-hour technology cable and satellite television channel based in San Francisco, California, featuring news and shows about computers, technology and the Internet. It was originally called ZDTV by its founder, Ziff-Davis, when it debuted on May 11, 1998. It is currently owned by Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures.
Vulcan Ventures first invested in ZDTV in November 1998, acquiring a one-third interest in ZDTV from Ziff-Davis. In November 1999, Vulcan purchased the remaining two-thirds in a transaction that was completed on January 21, 2000. The deal was worth approximately $204.8 million. On August 21, 2000, ZDTV was renamed TechTV, and a new programming strategy was announced along with a slew of new shows.
A few examples of its shows are the following:
Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Jessica Corbin and Catherine Schwartz.