|Launched||13 August 1957 (test transmissions)|
1 January 1958 (regular programming)
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||27.7% (2018, )|
|Broadcast area||National; also distributed in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Estonia and via satellite across Europe and in certain areas by cable.|
|Formerly called||Suomen Televisio|
|Sister channel(s)||Yle TV2|
Yle Teema & Fem
|DNA||Channel 21 (HD)|
|Thor 3||12.054 GHz H|
|Canal Digital||Channel 1 (HD) (Finland) |
Channel 181 (Sweden)
Channel 21 (HD)
|STV (Estonia)||Channel 34|
|Com Hem (Sweden)||Channel 175 (HD)|
Yle TV1 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 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.
Yle TV1 started using a new logo on 30 March 2007.
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