1958 (first programme);
20 August 1960 (official)
|Picture format||16:9 / HD 720p|
|Audience share||40% (March 2007, )|
|Formerly called||NRK (until 1996)|
|Sister channel(s)||NRK2, NRK3, NRK Super|
|Canal Digital||Channel 01 (200-209 local news)|
NRK1 is the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's (NRK) main television channel. Test broadcasts started on 12 January 1954, regular test broadcasts started on 13 April 1958 and regular broadcasts started in 20 August 1960. It is Norway's oldest and largest television channel. Previously known as simply as "NRK", the channel now known as "NRK1", to distinguish itself from sister channel "NRK2", which started broadcasting in 1996.
Besides its own productions, the channel also broadcasts a significant amount of English-language programmes from the United States, Great Britain and Australia. Its news programme is called Dagsrevyen.
In 2010 NRK HD was launched, broadcasting at 720p. NRK HD was set to make its first official broadcasting from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony, but the first HD broadcast was actually Super Bowl XLIV, February 7, 2010.
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