Launched 31 January 1968 (1968-01-31)
Owned by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Broadcast area World-wide
Formerly called Ankara Television (1968-1986), TV1 (1986-1998)
Digiturk 21
D-Smart 426
Türksat 2A 11919 V, SR 24444, FEC 3/4
Türksat 3A 11094 H, SR 24444, FEC 3/4
Eutelsat W3A 11492 V, SR 30000, FEC 3/4
Turksat Kablo TV S04
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 775

TRT 1 is the first Turkish national television station.


TRT 1, the first television channel in Turkey, started their test transmissions on January 31, 1968, and commenced full national broadcasts in December 1971. It was the only channel in Turkey until September 15, 1986, when TRT started test transmissions for 2. Kanal. It is also available in Azerbaijan via terrestrial broadcasting.

The mission of TRT 1 is to enhance people’s lives in Turkey through programs that inform, educate and entertain, all in one, as a wholesome endeavor. TRT 1, as a public broadcaster, targets a variety of audiences among which family has the priority, followed by a general public with a set of diverse attributes including age, occupation, education and status. TRT-1 aims in broadcasting to reinforce people’s sense of national unity and integrity as well as providing news and music for them. On 19 May 2012 by changing the logo and generics, has a 16:9 image format.


1968: "TRT" 1983: "TRT" on a circle 1985: "TV1" 1988: Combined with "TRT" and "TV1" 1989: "TRT" on the orange colour 1990: "TRT" 1993: Logo with "TRT" is red (small) and white (out). "1" is blue. Used for the long time for the first. 2001: Red and blue logo 2009: White and red (TRT 1: Red background) 2012: "TRT 1" logo. TRT is grey. 1 is displayed on a red box.


On 19 May 2012, concurrent with TRT 1 started to broadcast in high definition. HD broadcast Türksat 3A, D-Smart, Digiturk, and can be traced to Teledünya.

On-screen identity

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

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 there will be a bigger celebration of their 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.

See also

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