Yle TV1

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Yle TV1
Yle TV1 logo.svg
Launched 1 January 1958
Owned by Yle
Audience share 23.3% (2011, [1])
Country Finland
Broadcast area Finland
Formerly called Suomen Televisio
(1958-1965)
TV-ohjelma 1
(1965-1971)
Sister channel(s) Yle TV1 HD
Yle TV2
Yle Fem
Yle Teema
Yle TV2 HD
Yle Fem HD
Yle Teema HD
Website www.yle.fi/tv1
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital Channel 1
Satellite
Thor 3 12.054 GHz H
Cable
Elisa Channel 1
DNA Channel 1
Welho[2] Channel 1
For other uses, see TV1 (disambiguation).

Yle TV1 is a Finnish television channel owned and operated by Finnish public broadcaster Yle. It is the first and oldest television channel in Finland. More than 70% of channel's programs are documentaries, news or educative programmes. Its name is commonly referred to as Ykkönen or Ylen Ykkönen; the name is derived from the fact that YLE owns channel spots 1 and 2 by default in Finland.

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Former logo (2007-2012)

The channel started broadcasting on 1 January 1958 as Suomen Televisio. When Yleisradio took over Tampere-based[3] Tamvisio in 1964, Suomen Televisio was renamed TV-ohjelma 1 and Tamvisio became TV-ohjelma 2 - and when they started broadcasting in colour in the 1970s, they were rebranded again, as TV1 and TV2.

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