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TRT 1 is the first Turkish national television network, owned by state broadcaster TRT. It was launched on 31 January 1968 as a test broadcast and was officially launched in December 1971. It was the only channel in Turkey until 15 September 1986, when TRT launched its second channel, 2. Kanal. It is also available in Azerbaijan on terrestrial television.

Launched31 January 1968; 51 years ago (1968-01-31)
Owned byTurkish Radio and Television Corporation
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Broadcast areaTurkey
Formerly calledAnkara Television (1968-1986)
TV1 (1986-1998)
DigiturkChannel 21
D-SmartChannel 426
Türksat 2A11919 V, SR 24444, FEC 3/4
Türksat 3A11094 H, SR 24444, FEC 3/4
Eutelsat W3A11492 V, SR 30000, FEC 3/4
Turksat Kablo TVS04
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 775

On 19 May 2012, it started broadcasting on 16:9 aspect ratio and launched its own HD simulcast feed.

On-screen identityEdit

Former logo of TRT 1.

Like other TRT channels, TRT 1 broadcasts 24 hours a day. It broadcasts a short startup at 5:58 AM, where the TRT ident is shown, followed by the programme list for the day, and then the Turkish National Anthem (Independence March) is played.

In January 2008, TRT celebrated its 40th anniversary. At that time TRT was broadcasting old idents while maintaining the modern logo and news studio. Every day, newer idents could be seen. This event also happened in 1978, 1988 and 1998. In 2018, the channel celebrated its 50th anniversary.


TRT 1 broadcasts in a large spectrum of programs ranging from news, music, entertainment, drama, sports to education and arts along with commercial breaks.

The Channel aired many world-known series for the first time in Turkey in the past.

Among them were;

TRT 1 broadcast the news programme 32. Gün from 1985 to 1992.

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