BBC One

flagship television channel of the BBC
BBC 1 redirects here. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1.

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
Launched2 November 1936; 83 years ago (1936-11-02)[1]
NetworkBBC
Picture format576i (PAL) 16:9
Audience share20.8% (September 2018, [2])
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Formerly calledBBC Television Service
(1936–1960)
BBC TV
(1960 – April 1964)
BBC1
(April 1964 – 4 October 1997)
Sister channel(s)BBC Two,
BBC Three,
BBC Four
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview1
Satellite
Freesat101
Sky Digital, limlited availablity, simillar to Freeview101/614
Cable
Virgin Media101
IPTV
Tiscali TV1/101/614

HistoryEdit

BBC Television Service was the world's first regular public television service with a high level of image resolution.[3]

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.[4] 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. BARB channel viewing report
  3. 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.
  4. BBC Annual Report and Accounts 2005/2006

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