La 1 (Spain)
|Launched||28 October 1956|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)
|Audience share||10.2%  (2013, )|
|Broadcast area||Nationwide and Andorra|
|Formerly called||La Primera (TVE1)|
|Sister channel(s)||La 2
La 1 HD
|Digital||Spain: Depends on each province
|Movistar TV||Channel 1|
La 1 (The One), is the flagship television channel of Spanish public broadcaster Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). It was launched on 28 October 1956, being the first television service to ever operate in Spain.
Even though La 1 is state-owned, until 31 December 2009 it did show adverts in order to fund itself. On 31 December 2013, an HD simulcast called La 1 HD was launched. It airs in a 720p HDTV resolution.
Timeline of La 1 naming
Televisión Española (TVE), was the original name of the channel from 1956 until the launch of sister channel La 2 in 1965. It was renamed in 1965, as La Primera or Primera Cadena, (TVE1). Since 2008, its current name is La 1.
- Official site (Spanish)