BBC 1 redirects here. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1.
Network BBC
Picture format 576i (PAL) 16:9
Audience share 20.8% (September 2018, [1])
Country UKborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge UK United Kingdom
Formerly called BBC Television Service
(1960 – April 1964)
(April 1964 – 4 October 1997)
Sister channel(s) BBC Two,
BBC Three,
BBC Four
Analogue 1 (Normally)
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 Released on 1 October 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. On 18 October 2001, The analogue Version Was Released To Sky's Classic Channels Section Of The guide. On 1 October 2012, It Was Removed From The Sky Classic Channels On Channel 614.


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.


  1. BARB channel viewing report
  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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