TV3 Switzerland was launched in September 6, 1999. However by the end of its life, it had lost nearly all of its programmes and mainly simulcast Sat.1, but covered the Sat.1 graphic with anopaque TV3 Switzerland graphic. This caused controversy and forced the broadcaster further into removing the channel.
Although TV3 Switzerland initially had great ambitions for the station, it was closed down on December 22, 2001.
For some reason, the channel was suspended in 12 years until October 2013 when TV3 Switzerland was relaunched as S1.