|Country||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Broadcast area||Danish Realm|
|Picture format||16:9 720p (HDTV)|
|Launched||2 October 1951|
|Former names||Statsradiofonien TV (1951–1959),|
Danmarks Radio TV (1959–1964),
DR TV (1964–1996)
DR1 (DR Et) is the flagship television channel of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). It became Denmark's first television station when it began broadcasting in 1951 – at first only for an hour a day three times a week.
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 Danish subtitles. Its news programme is called TV Avisen.
- 1951–1966: 10 hours a week (5 programs)
- 1966–1982: 14 hours a day (35 programs a week)
- 1982–1995: 18 hours a day (50 programs a week)
- 1995–2000: 21 hours a day (60 programs a week)
- 2000-today: 24 hours a day
Colour television test broadcasts were started in March 1967, with the first large-scale colour broadcasting occurring for the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. DR officially ended "test" transmissions of colour television on April 1, 1970, although it wasn't until 1978 that their last black-and-white television program (TV Avisen) switched to colour.
In 2004 DR announced future plans for a complete switch from a 4:3 screen ratio to 16:9 widescreen broadcasts. The switch took place in 2006 when DR moved its production facilities from TV-Byen to DR Byen in Copenhagen. The last of DR1's own productions to switch to widescreen was the daily news programme (TV Avisen) in November 2006.
Logos and identities
Original Programming on DR1
- Better Times
- Follow the Money
- Huset på Christianshavn
- The Bridge
- The Eagle
- The Kingdom
- The Killing
- The Legacy
- The Protectors
- Nikolaj og Julie
News and society
- TV Avisen
- Magasinet Penge
- Bag om Borgen
- 6200 Aabenraa
- Bonderøven - Moved from DR2 following the success of the show.
- By på Skrump
- Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (The Danish national selection for Eurovision Song Contest)
- Det Nye Talkshow
- Eurovision Song Contest 1964, Eurovision Song Contest 2001 and Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
- Gift ved første blik - Moved from DR3 following the success of the show. Remade in other countries as Married at First Sight.
- Gør det selv
- Ha' det godt
- Hvad er det værd?
- Klimaduks og Blærerøv
- Søren Ryge
DR productions based on other formats
- Disney Sjov (Disney Cartoons)
- Isas Stepz
- Min Funky Familie
- MGP Nordic (together with SVT, NRK and YLE)
Other DR productions
- DR Kirken
- Før Søndagen
Imported programming on DR1
As is the practice with most channels in Denmark, foreign TV programmes are shown in their original language but with Danish subtitles.
- Dawson's Creek
- Doctor Who
- Downton Abbey
- Family Guy
- Foyle's War
- From All of Us to All of You
- Little House on the Prairie
- Midsomer Murders
- Planet Earth
- Small Claims
- Sugar Rush
- The Last Enemy
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- 40 år med farve-TV fra DR
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- "Fra søndag vil DR sende 95 pct. i 16:9". tvnyt.com. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
- "Video - Analogt sluk i Danmark okt. 2009". recordere.dk. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- "THE DANISH DVB-T NETWORK". Digi-tv. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- "DR1 (HD) – Værd at vide". digitalt.tv. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
- "Ikke alle tv-udbydere klar til DR HbbTV - se om din er". FlatpanelsDK. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2017.