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Launched January 31, 1968
Owned by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Broadcast area World-wide
Formerly called Ankara Television (1968-1986), TV1 (1986-1998)
Digiturk 21
D-Smart 426
Türksat 2A 11919 V, SR 24444, FEC 3/4
Türksat 3A 11094 H, SR 24444, FEC 3/4
Eutelsat W3A 11492 V, SR 30000, FEC 3/4
Turksat Kablo TV S04

TRT 1 Turkish national television station. It launched on January 31, 1968.


TRT 1, the first television channel in Turkey, started their test transmissions on January 31, 1968, and commenced full national broadcasts in December 1971. It was the only channel in Turkey until September 15, 1986, when TRT started test transmissions for 2. Kanal. It is also available in Azerbaijan via terrestrial broadcasting.

The mission of TRT 1 is to enhance people’s lives in Turkey through programs that inform, educate and entertain, all in one, as a wholesome endeavor. TRT 1, as a public broadcaster, targets a variety of audiences among which family has the priority, followed by a general public with a set of diverse attributes including age, occupation, education and status. TRT-1 aims in broadcasting to reinforce people’s sense of national unity and integrity as well as providing news and music for them. On 19 May 2012 by changing the logo and generics, has a 16:9 image format.

TRT 1 HD[edit]

Logo of TRT 1 HD.

On 19 May 2012, concurrent with TRT 1 started to broadcast in high definition. HD broadcast Turksat 3A, D-Smart, Digiturk, and can be traced to Teledünya'da.

On-screen identity[edit]

Former logo of TRT 1.

Like other TRT channels, even TRT 1 broadcasts 24 hours, it broadcasts a short startup at 5:58 AM. On this start-up, first the TRT ident is shown, followed by the programme list for the day, and Turkish National Anthem.

In January 2008, TRT celebrated its 40th anniversary. TRT broadcast old idents and news studio (still having a modern logo). Each day, it had newer idents. This event also happened in 1998, 1988 and 1978. In 2018 they will have a bigger celebration.


TRT 1 broadcasts in a large spectrum of programs ranging from news, music, entertainment, drama, sports to education and arts along with commercial breaks.

The Channel aired many world-known series for the first time in Turkey in the past.

Among them were;

TRT 1 broadcast the news programme 32. Gün from 1985 to 1992.

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