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Yle TV1 (Finnish: YLE TV Yksi, Swedish: YLE TV En) is a Finnish television channel owned and operated by Finnish public broadcaster Yle. It is the first and oldest television channel in Finland. More than 70% of channel's programs are documentaries, news or educational programmes. Its name is commonly referred to as Ykkönen; the name is derived from Yle's ownership of channel spots 1 and 2 by default in Finland.

Yle TV1
Yle TV1 logo.svg
Launched 1 January 1958
Owned by Yle
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 23.3% (2011, [1])
Country Finland
Broadcast area National; also distributed in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Estonia and via satellite across Europe and in certain areas by cable.
Formerly called Suomen Televisio
TV-ohjelma 1
Sister channel(s) Yle TV2
Yle Teema & Fem
Digita Channel 1
DNA Channel 21 (HD)
Thor 3 12.054 GHz H
Canal Digital Channel 1 (HD)
Elisa Channel 1
DNA Channel 1
Channel 21 (HD)



The channel started broadcasting on 1 January 1958 as Suomen Televisio. When Yleisradio took over Tampere-based[2] Tamvisio in 1964, Suomen Televisio was renamed TV-ohjelma 1 and Tamvisio became TV-ohjelma 2 – and when they started broadcasting in colour in the 1970s, they were rebranded again, as TV1 and TV2.

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  1. ^ "Results From The TV Audience Measurement". Finnpanel. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ Hokka, Jenni: The changing local community of Finnish drama and comedy series. Nordisk Mediakonference August 2005, University of Tampere. Accessed: 17 December 2010.

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