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BBC 1 redirects here. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1.
Launched 2 November 1936; 84 years ago (1936-11-02)
Network BBC
Picture format 576i (PAL) 16:9
Audience share 20.8% (September 2018, )
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Formerly called BBC Television Service
(1960 – April 1964)
(April 1964 – 4 October 1997)
Sister channel(s) BBC Two,
BBC Three,
BBC Four
Freeview 1
Freesat 101
Sky Digital, limlited availablity, simillar to Freeview 101/614
Virgin Media 101
Tiscali TV 1/101/614

BBC One is a television channel in the United Kingdom. It was launched on 2 November 1936, and was the first television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel was Published by BBC. The channel shows lots of different programmes including famous ones such as Only Fools and Horses and EastEnders. The Channel features a Wide Range Of Covers.


BBC Television Service was the world's first regular public television service with a high level of image resolution.

The channel was later renamed BBC TV until the launch of sister channel BBC Two in 1964. After that it was known as BBC1, but changed to the current spelling in 1997. The channel has an annual budget of £840 million, and makes an annual profit of £900 million. Along with the BBC's other UK television stations, it is funded completely by the television licence fee - this means it shows no adverts.

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