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BBC One Wales is a television channel operated by BBC Cymru Wales. It is the Welsh variation of the UK-wide BBC One and is broadcast in Wales from Broadcasting House in Cardiff. BBC One Wales broadcasts around three hours of non-news programmes for Wales each week alongside six hours a week of national news for Wales from Wales Today.

BBC One Wales
BBC One Wales.svg
Launched9 February 1964 (1964-02-09)
NetworkBBC One
Owned byBBC Cymru Wales
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Formerly calledBBC Cymru Wales (9 February 1964 – 5 September 1981)
BBC Wales (6 September 1981 – 17 February 1985)
BBC1 Wales (18 February 1985 – 15 February 1991)
BBC Wales On 1 (16 February 1991 – 3 October 1997)
Sister channel(s)BBC Two Wales
FreeviewChannel 1
Channel 101 (HD)
FreesatChannel 101 (SD/HD)
Channel 110 (SD)
Channel 964 (SD, rest of UK)
Channel 976 (HD, rest of UK)
SkyChannel 101 (SD/HD)
Channel 801 (SD)
Channel 952 (SD/HD, rest of UK)
Channel 978 (SD, rest of UK)
Virgin MediaChannel 101 (HD)
Channel 864 (SD, rest of UK)
Streaming media
FilmOnWatch live (Wales)

BBC One Wales branding is utilised between 6 am and around 1 am each day with live continuity handled by a team of regional announcers who double up as directors for playout and various Wales Today news bulletins. Continuity from the main BBC One network service is carried overnight until the handover to the BBC News Channel.

A high-definition simulcast of BBC One Wales launched on 29 January 2013 on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.[1] Unlike BBC One HD (which is capable of broadcasting audio content in DTS 5.1), BBC One Wales HD and BBC One Northern Ireland HD are currently stereo only, and have been since they launched. On 10 December 2013, BBC One Wales HD was swapped with the SD channel on Sky's EPG for HD subscribers.[2]


  1. ^ "Launching BBC One Scotland HD and BBC One Wales HD". BBC. 11 January 2013.
  2. ^ Pryde, Alix (9 December 2013). "CBBC HD, CBeebies HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD & BBC News HD launch Tuesday 10 December 2013". BBC. Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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