|Launched||31 December 1982 (testing)
16 February 1983 (official)
|Picture format||16:9 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
|Broadcast area||Basque Country|
|Sister channel(s)||ETB 2
|Digital||Álava: Channel 58
Biscay: Channel 35
French Basque Country: Channel 60
Gipuzkoa: Channel 50
Navarre: Channel 26
|Vodafone TV||Channel 7|
The channel began test transmissions on 31 December 1982 and officially launched on 16 February 1983 as ETB, using this name until the launch of its sister ETB 2 on 31 May 1986. ETB was renamed as ETB 1 in that moment. A HD feed of ETB 1 was launched on 21 December 2016.
Its programming includes: interviews, films, documentaries, sports, youth and children's programmes, making a strong emphasis on sports and children's programming.