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Ruutu+ Urheilu 1 is a package of Finnish sports-oriented television channels owned and operated by Nelonen.

Ruutu+ Urheilu 1
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Launched1 February 2010 as Nelonen Sport Pro
Owned byNelonen Media
Audience share0.2% (2010, [1])
Formerly calledNelonen Sport Pro
(February 2010 - December 2010)
Nelonen Pro 1
(January 2011 - March 2017)
(June 2007 - February 2010)
Sister channel(s)Nelonen (HD)
Ruutu+ Leffat ja Sarjat
Ruutu+ Lapset
Ruutu+ Dokkarit
Ruutu+ Urheilu 1 HD
Ruutu+ Urheilu 2 (HD)
Nelonen Pro 3
Nelonen Pro 4
Nelonen Pro 5
Nelonen Pro 6
Nelonen Pro 7
Nelonen Pro 8
PlusTVChannel 47
dna WelhoChannel 59
Channel 101 (HD)
Canal DigitalChannel 24
ViasatChannel 20
ElisaChannel 225
dna WelhoChannel 450
Channel 243 (HD)

The story of the channel originally goes all the way back to the launch of digital terrestrial television on 27 August 2001, when among the first DTT channels the free-to-air sports channel Urheilukanava was launched. Its sister channel Urheilu+kanava was launched in June 2007 as part of the PlusTV package. It broadcast as an encrypted pay channel, as opposed to its parent channel, which was free-to-air. Urheilu+kanava was replaced by Nelonen Sport Pro in February 2010 and Urheilukanava became Nelonen Sport at the same time. Nelonen Sport Pro was renamed to Nelonen Pro 1 and Nelonen Sport to Nelonen Pro 2 in January 2011. In February, Nelonen Pro 2 was encrypted.


Current programmingEdit

Former programmingEdit

When the channel started out as Urheilu+kanava, they showed sports such as NASCAR, Campeonato Brasileiro, Campeonato Paulista (first time these sports were shown live in Finnish television), Spanish La Liga, Copa del Rey, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, DFB-Pokal, DFB-Ligapokal, Major League Soccer, NBA, WNBA, Nordic Trophy and the Swatch FIVB World Tour of beach volley. It also had its own news service, Urheilu+Studio, which was similar to Nelonen Sport's Studio, but ran from 1 hour to 2,5 hours from Tuesdays to Fridays.


  1. ^ Sandell, Lena (2011-02-01). "Television viewing in Finland 2010" (PDF). Finnpanel. Retrieved 30 July 2011.

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