BBC One

flagship television channel of the BBC

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 One
BBC One logo.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
British Overseas Territories
Crown dependencies
European Union (parts)
Liechtenstein
Monaco
Switzerland
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerBBC
Sister channelsBBC Two
BBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
CBBC
CBeebies
History
Launched2 November 1936; 84 years ago (1936-11-02)[1]
Former namesBBC Television Service
(2 November 1936 – 8 October 1960)
BBC TV
(8 October 1960 – 20 April 1964)
BBC1
(20 April 1964 – 4 October 1997)
Links
WebsiteBBC One
Availability
Terrestrial
FreeviewChannel 1 (SD)
Channel 101 (HD)
Digitenne
(Netherlands)
Channel 19 (HD)
Cable
Virgin Media (UK and Ireland)Channel 101 (HD; SD in England only)
Channel 108 (HD, England only; SD, Ireland)
Channels 851, 861–864 (regional variations)
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
Channel 61 (HD; England)
Channel 952 (SD; London)
Satellite
FreesatChannel 101 (HD; SD in England only)
Channel 106 (HD, England only)
Channel 108 (SD)
Channels 950–967, 972, 973, 976, 978 (regional variations)
Sky (UK and Ireland)Channel 101 (SD, in England only) (Local Channel)
Channel 115 (HD, England only)
Channel 141 (SD/HD, Ireland)
Channel 801 (SD)
Channels 951–968, 976–979 (regional variations)
Astra 2E (28.2°E)10773 H 22000 5/6
10788 V 22000 5/6
10803 H 22000 5/6
10818 V 22000 5/6
10847 V 23000 3/4 (HD)
Astra 2G (28.2°E)11023 H 23000 3/4 (HD)
BFBSChannel 1
Channel 11 (Delayed)
Streaming media
BBC iPlayerWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch Live (UK only)

HistoryEdit

BBC Television Service was the world's first regular public television service with a high level of image resolution.[2]

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.[3] Along with the BBC's other UK television stations, it is funded completely by the television licence fee - this means it shows no adverts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hiatus: 1939–1946
  2. A 240-line intermediate film system and the Marconi-EMI's 405-line all-electronic television service. Germany introduced all-electronic television with a medium level of image resolution (only 180 lines) in 1935.
  3. BBC Annual Report and Accounts 2005/2006

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