|Broadcast area||National; also distributed in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Estonia and via satellite across Europe and in certain areas by cable.|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Sister channels||Yle TV2|
Yle Teema & Fem
|Launched||13 August 1957 (test transmissions)|
1 January 1958 (regular programming)
|Former names||Suomen Televisio (1958–1965)|
TV-ohjelma 1 (1965–1972)
|Digital terrestrial||Channel 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 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
- Arto Nyberg
- Puoli Seitsemän (At half past six talk-show)
- Urheiluruutu (Sport-News)
- Ylen Aamu-TV (Yle's Morning-TV)
- Yle Uutiset (Yle News)
- 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.
- "Elinor provides the answer for YLE, SVT".
- Official site (in Finnish)