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

Country Norway
Broadcast areaNational; also distributed in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia and via satellite across Europe and in certain areas by cable and Scotland.
Picture format16:9 / HD 720p
Sister channelsNRK2, NRK3, NRK Super
Launched12 January 1954 (experimental);
10 October 1958 (first programme);
20 August 1960 (official)
Former namesNRK (20 August 1960 to 31 August 1996)
WebsiteOfficial website


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. Previously known simply as "NRK", the channel is now known as "NRK1", to distinguish itself from sister channel "NRK2", which started broadcasting on 1 September 1996.


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, Britain, 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 February 7, 2010.

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  • NRK TV overview, all television channels (NRK, official website) (in Norwegian)
  • NRK1 Live TV on internet
  • NRK TV history (in Norwegian)
  • Program overview for Norwegian television channels (in Norwegian)
  • About NRK (in English)