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La 1 (Spanish TV channel)

La 1 (La Uno, 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.

La 1
TVE La1 - Logo 2008.png
Launched28 October 1956; 63 years ago (1956-10-28)
Owned byRTVE
Picture format16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share10.2% [1] (2013, Foumulatv)
SloganVive (Live)
Broadcast areaNationwide, Andorra also parts of France and Portugal
Formerly calledTVE-1
La Primera
Sister channel(s)La 2
DigitalSpain: Depends on each province
Andorra: 45
Movistar+Channel 1
Movistar+Channel 1

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.[1] On 31 December 2013, an HD simulcast called La 1 HD was launched.[2] It airs in a 720p HDTV resolution. Share on LA 1 24.1% on share in la2 21.5%

Timeline of La 1 namingEdit

Televisión Española (TVE), was the original name of the channel from 1956 until the launch of sister channel La 2 in 1966. It was known from then mainly as Primera Cadena, and alternately in the 1970s as Primer Programa, (TVE1). In the 1990s it was renamed as La Primera, a name used until 2008, when it got its current name, La 1 (La Uno).


1956–1972 1963–1972 1982–1989 1989-1991 1991-1994
1994–1999 1999–2007 2007–2008 2008–present


  1. ^ G. Gómez, Rosario (16 July 2009). "TVE dejará de emitir publicidad en 2010". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Televisión Española comienza el año 2014 en Alta Definición". Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española (in Spanish). 30 December 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2019.

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