Yle TV1

Finnish television channel

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Yle TV1
Yle TV1 logo.svg
Broadcast areaNational; also distributed in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Estonia and via satellite across Europe and in certain areas by cable.
HeadquartersPasila, Helsinki
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Sister channelsYle TV2
Yle Teema & Fem
Launched13 August 1957 (test transmissions)
1 January 1958 (regular programming)
Former namesSuomen Televisio (1958–1965)
TV-ohjelma 1 (1965–1972)
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.


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.

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Notable programming


Upcoming imports


  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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