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|Network||Public television network|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Launched||6 November 1951(first broadcast) |
1956 (regular broadcasts)
|Former names||Ukrainske Telebachennya[a] |
(6 November 1991 – 5 March 1992)
(6 March 1992 – 6 February 1998)
(7 February 1998 – 7 April 2015)
|Amos-3||11175 H / 30000 / 3/4 (SD / encrypted)|
It is the only Ukrainian TV channel covering over 97% of Ukraine's territory. Its programs are oriented toward all levels of Ukrainian society and national minorities. Among priority directions of the network are information, popular science, culture, entertainment and sports.
The channel traces its origin to the original Soviet UT (Ukrainian Television) and after dissolution of the Soviet Union UT-1. In 2002 it changed its name to Pershyi Natsionalnyi (First National). Since 2015 it carries its current name.
Between 1991 and 1995, the logo was in the bottom-right corner and then (1995–1997) the logo was in the top left corner. From 1997–present, it is in the top right corner.
- Between March 6, 1992 and August 23, 1997, the logo was a large-type УТ-1 and was white and semitransparent. It was on bottom right corner (until 1995) and later switched to the top left corner. It disappeared during news and advertisments in 1991–92 and 1995–96 respectively.
- Between August 24, 1997 and February 6, 1998, the logo was a red-green-blue triangle that remotely resembled a diagonal one. It was on top right corner.
- Between February 7, 1998 and August 23, 2005, the logo was white and transparent vertical line and was white and semitransparent. Its on-screen display position remained unchanged.
- Between August 24, 2005 and March 31, 2006, the logo was white, was included in a ring with white boundary paths and red background. Its on-screen display position remained unchanged.
- Between April 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008, the logo was white, was included in a ring with white boundary paths and a transparent background. The logo was white and non-transparent. Its on-screen display position remained unchanged.
- From September 1, 2008 and June 6, 2014, the logo is white and transparent and was the Ukrainian word ПЕРШИЙ, meaning first. Its on-screen display position remained unchanged.
- From June 7, 2014 and April 6, 2015, the logo is white and transparent and was the Ukrainian word ПЕРШИЙ and miniature of Ukrainian flag. Its on-screen display position remained unchanged.
- From April 7, 2015–present, the logo is white and was a large-type UA:ПЕРШИЙ (with the colon in colours of the Ukrainian flag until April 2016). Its on-screen display position remains unchanged. Since broadcasting into 16:9 format, the logo become smaller and letters are translucent. The : is not translucent.