- BBC 1 redirects here. For the radio station, please see BBC Radio 1
|Launched||1 October 1936|
|Owned by||British Broadcasting Corporation|
|Picture format||576i (PAL) 16:9|
|Audience share||20.8% (September 2009, )|
|Formerly called||BBC Television Service
(1936 - 1960)
(April 1964-4 October 1997)
|Sister channel(s)||BBC Two,
BBC One is a television channel in the United Kingdom. It started on 1 October 1936, and was the first television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel is owned by the BBC. The channel shows lots of different programmes including famous ones such as Only Fools and Horses and EastEnders.
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The channel was later renamed BBC TV until the launch of sister channel BBC Two in 1964. After that it was known as BBC1, but changed to the current spelling in 1997. The channel has an annual budget of £840 million, and makes an annual profit of £900 million. Along with the BBC's other UK television stations, it is funded completely by the television licence fee - this means it shows no adverts.