La 1 (Spanish TV channel)

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La 1
TVE La1 logo since 2008.png
Launched 28 October 1956; 60 years ago (1956-10-28)
Network TVE
Owned by RTVE
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
720p/1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 10.2% [1] (2013, )
Slogan Vive (It Lives)
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Nationwide and Andorra
Headquarters Madrid
Formerly called La Primera (TVE1)
Sister channel(s) La 2
Canal Parlamento
La 1 HD
Teledeporte HD
Digital Spain: Depends on each province
Andorra: 45
Movistar+ Channel 1
Movistar+ 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.

Its programming is aimed to a wide range of audiences and includes news (Telediario & Informe Semanal), debate programmes, documentaries, sports and entertainment shows.

La 1 is state-owned and 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[edit]

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.


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1956–1972 1972–1982 1982–1991 1991–1999 1999–2004 2004–2008 2008–

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