Belgian TV station

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Eén public station logo 2019.svg
Broadcast areaNational, also distributed in:
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Sister channelsCanvas
Former namesNIR TV (1953–1960)
BRT (1960–1977)
TV1 (1977–2005)
Antenne TVMux 2 (SD)
Digitenne (Netherlands)Channel 14 (HD)
Streaming media
VRT NUWatch live (Belgium only)
Telenet TVWatch live (HD)
Yelo PlayWatch live (HD)
Proximus PickxWatch live
(HD - Belgium only)
Ziggo GO (Netherlands)ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

Eén (stylized as één; English: "one") is a public Dutch-language TV station in Belgium, owned by the VRT, which also owns Ketnet, Canvas and several radio stations. Although the channel is commercial-free, short sponsorship messages are broadcast in between some programmes.

Eén focuses on drama, entertainment, news and current affairs in a similar vein to BBC One in the United Kingdom. The station was formerly known as VRT TV1 until the current Eén branding was launched as part of a major station revamp on 21 January 2005, with a look created by BBC Broadcast.[1]

Eén is the equivalent of its French-language counterpart, La Une, the first channel of the Belgian Francophone broadcaster, RTBF.

On-screen presentation


With its sister channel Ketnet, Eén was one of 21 stations in Europe to utilise in-vision continuity presentation. Four regular staff announcers (as of January 2014) were presenting in-vision and out-of-vision links from lunchtime until around midnight or in the early hours (if necessary) each day.

The last team of announcers was composed of:

  • Andrea Croonenberghs (senior announcer)
  • Geena Lisa Peeters
  • Eva Daeleman
  • Saartje Vandendriessche

The in-vision presentation was ditched on 26 July 2015.[2] Since that day, it is replaced by out-of-vision continuity.

Seasonal identity

As of its 2007 rebrand as één, the channel uses different idents, logos, blips and a different colour scheme every season. This seasonality concept was abolished when Eén got a new look, created by Gédéon Programmes, in early 2009.

Logo history


Foreign language programmes and segments of local TV programmes with foreign language dialogue (e.g. interviews with people speaking in other languages) are shown with Dutch subtitles.




VRT offered a teletext service as of 8 May 1980 which was stopped on 1 June 2016. The page 888 is still available for subtitles.[3] The service was used by 576,094 persons per day in 2010. The number dropped down to 123,709 in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Lepper, Joe (2005-07-01). "BBC Broadcast wins ident work in Japan and Belgium". www.campaignlive.co.uk.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Truyts, Joris (2015-07-07). "Omroepsters zwaaien samen kijkers uit op 16 juli". vrtnws.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-06-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "VRT stopt met Teletekst op 1 juni". hln.be (in Dutch). 2016-04-18.
  4. ^ Krijn, Soeteman (2016-01-08). "Vlaamse omroep gaat teletekst afbouwen". Tweakers (in Dutch).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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