Eén (English: one, stylized as één) is a public Dutch-language TV station in Belgium, owned by the VRT, which also owns Ketnet, Canvas and several radio stations. Although the channel is commercial-free, short sponsorship messages are broadcast in between some programmes.

Owned byVRT
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share32.79% (2008, [1])
Broadcast areaNational, also distributed in:
Formerly calledNIR TV (1953-1960)
BRT (1960-1977)
BRT1 (1977-1990)
TV1 (1990-2005)
Sister channel(s)Canvas
Norkring (FTA)Channel 1 (SD)
Digitenne (Netherlands)Channel 14 (HD)
TV Vlaanderen Digitaal (Flanders)Channel 1 (HD)
Channel 100 (SD)
TéleSAT Numérique (Wallonia)Channel 600 (SD)
Channel 614 (HD)
Canal Digitaal (Netherlands)Channel 15 (HD)
Joyne (Netherlands)Channel 30
Telenet (Flanders)Channel 2
Channel 99 (HD)
Telenet (Brussels)Channel 101 (HD)
Channel 199
Available on all cable systemsCheck local listings for channels
Voo (Brussels)Channel 70
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 51 (HD)
Channel 948 (SD)
Caiway (Netherlands)Channel 29 (HD)
DELTA (Netherlands)Channel 27 (HD)
Kabel Noord (Netherlands)Channel 100 (HD)
Belgacom TV (VDSL) (Belgium)Channel 1
Channel 30 (HD) (Flanders)
Channel 30 (HD)
Channel 50 (Brussels)
Channel 30 (HD)
Channel 220 (Wallonia)
KPN (Netherlands)Channel 29 (HD)
SNOW (Belgium)Channel TBA
T-Mobile (Netherlands)Channel 21 (HD)
Tele2 (Netherlands)Channel 16 (HD)
Streaming media
StievieInformation (HD)
Yelo PlayWatch live
(HD - Belgium only)
TV OveralWatch live
(HD - Belgium only)
Ziggo GO (Netherlands)ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

Eén focuses on drama, entertainment, news and current affairs in a similar vein to BBC One in the United Kingdom. The station was formerly known as VRT TV1 until the current Eén branding was launched as part of a major station revamp on 21 January 2005, with a look created by BBC Broadcast.[2]

Eén is considered to be the equivalent of its Walloon counterpart, La Une, the first channel of the Belgian Francophone (French-speaking) broadcaster, RTBF.

On-screen presentation


With its sister channel Ketnet, Eén was one of 21 stations in Europe to utilise in-vision continuity presentation. Four regular staff announcers (as of January 2014) were presenting in-vision and out-of-vision links from lunchtime until around midnight or in the early hours (if necessary) each day.

The last team of announcers was composed of:

  • Andrea Croonenberghs (senior announcer)
  • Geena Lisa Peeters
  • Eva Daeleman
  • Saartje Vandendriessche

The in-vision presentation was ditched on 26 July 2015.[3] Since that day, it is replaced by out-of-vision continuity.

Seasonal identity

As of its 2007 rebrand as één, the channel uses different idents, logos, blips and a different colour scheme every season. This seasonality concept was abolished when Eén got a new look, created by Gédéon Programmes, in early 2009.

Fall 2007 Winter 2007 Spring 2008 Summer 2008 2009–2015 2015–2019


Foreign language programmes and segments of local TV programmes with foreign language dialogue (e.g. interviews with foreigners) are subtitled into Dutch.



Special events


VRT offered a teletext service as of 8 May 1980 which was stopped on 1 June 2016. The page 888 is still available for subtitles. [4] The service was used by 576,094 persons per day in 2010. The number dropped down to 123,709 in 2014.[5]


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