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CountryFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Broadcast areaNational; also distributed in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and via satellite across Europe and in certain areas by cable and Scotland.
Headquarters Oslo
Picture format16:9 / HD 720p
Owner NRK
Sister channels NRK2, NRK3, NRK Super
Launched12 January 1954 (experimental);
10 October 1958 (first programme);
20 August 1960 (official)
Former namesNRK(20 August 1960 to 31 December 1995)
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Streaming media
NRK TV (only in EEA)

NRK1 (pronounced as "NRK en" or "- ein") is the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's (NRK) main television channel.



Test broadcasts started on 12 January 1954, regular test broadcasts started on 13 April 1958 and regular broadcasts started on 20 August 1960. It is Norway's oldest and largest television channel and was the country's only free-to-air television channel until the launch of TV 2 in 1992.

The channel was formerly known as NRK Fjernsynet (NRK Television), but its name was colloquially abbreviated as just NRK or Fjernsynet ("the television"). On January 1, 1996, the channel was renamed NRK1, aiming at the launch of NRK2 later in the year (on September 1).


Besides its own productions, the channel also broadcasts co-productions with other Nordic countries through Nordvision, as well as a significant amount of programmes from English-speaking countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, all in the original language with Norwegian subtitles. Its news programme is called Dagsrevyen .

In 2010, NRK HD was launched, broadcasting at 720p. NRK HD was set to make its first official broadcasting from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony, but the first HD broadcast was Super Bowl XLIV, on 7 February 2010.

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