Yle TV1

Finnish television channel

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Yle TV1
Yle TV1 logo.svg
CountryFinland
Broadcast areaNational; also distributed in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Estonia and via satellite across Europe and in certain areas by cable.
HeadquartersPasila, Helsinki
Programming
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerYle
Sister channelsYle TV2
Yle Teema & Fem
History
Launched13 August 1957 (test transmissions)
1 January 1958 (regular programming)
Former namesSuomen Televisio (1958–1965)
TV-ohjelma 1 (1965–1972)
Links
Websitewww.yle.fi/tv1
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrialChannel 1
Channel 21 (HD)

Yle TV1 (Yleisradio - Finnish Broadcasting Company TV1; Finnish: Yle TV Yksi, Swedish: Yle TV Ett) is a Finnish television channel owned and operated by Finnish public broadcaster Yle. It is the first and oldest television channel in Finland. More than 70% of channel's programs are documentaries, news or educational programmes. Its name is commonly referred to as Ykkönen; the name is derived from Yle's ownership of channel spots 1 and 2 by default in Finland; the other, spot 2 channel, is Yle TV2.

History

The channel started test transmissions on 13 August 1957, and began regular broadcasts on 1 January 1958 as Suomen Televisio. When Yleisradio took over Tampere-based[1] Tamvisio in 1964, Suomen Televisio was renamed TV-ohjelma 1 and Tamvisio became TV-ohjelma 2 – and when they started broadcasting in colour in the 1970s, they were rebranded again, as TV1 and TV2.

Logos and identities

Notable programming

Imports

Upcoming imports

References

  1. ^ Hokka, Jenni: The changing local community of Finnish drama and comedy series.[dead link] Nordisk Mediakonference August 2005, University of Tampere. Accessed: 17 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Elinor provides the answer for YLE, SVT".

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