SRF 1 is a German-language Swiss television channel, one of three produced by the SRG SSR public-service broadcasting group (the others being SRF zwei and SRF info). The channel, formerly known as SF1, was renamed on 16 December 2012, together with its sister German-speaking TV channels and five radio channels, as part of an exercise aimed at emphasizing their common ownership as well as establishing a shared web presence for all of them.
|Launched||1 March 1953|
|Owned by||Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Audience share||19.3% (2016EPD),|
|Formerly called||SRG (1953-1958)|
TV DRS (1958-1984)
Fernsehen DRS (1985-1990)
Schweizer Fernsehen (1990-1993)
SF DRS (1993-1997)
SF 1 (1997-2012)
|Sister channel(s)||SRF zwei, SRF info|
|Digital||DVB-S on Hotbird 3 at 13° East|
|Cablecom||Channel 002 (digital CH-D)|
|A1 TV (Austria)||Channel 320 (HD)|
The channel promotes itself as "a full-service TV station with a high proportion of home-produced content, especially documentaries and dramas" that offers "news and current affairs, education, arts, and entertainment for all", and it focuses on drama, entertainment, news and current affairs at a similar vein to BBC One (United Kingdom), RTÉ One (Ireland), RÚV Sjónvarpið (Iceland), VRT Eén (Belgium), NPO1 (Netherlands), NRK1 (Norway), SVT1 (Sweden), ORF1 (Austria), and ARD1 Das Erste (Germany).