BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world’s first regular television service with a high level of image resolution. It was renamed BBC TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of sister channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC TV channel became known as BBC1, with the current spelling adopted in 1997.
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BBC One 2017 to 2022 Idents & Presentation
BBC One unveiled new idents on 1 January 2017. The new look is based on the theme of ‘Oneness’ with people from around the UK coming together. The idents feature groups of people taking part in an activity briefly pausing for a photograph to be taken. The idents were created by BBC Creative and directed by Martin Parr an award winning British photographer. Initially, only two scenes of idents were introduced and were widely criticised by BBC viewers and TV presentation enthusiasts. Throughout 2017 more idents were introduced and earlier idents were aired sparingly.
BBC One 2009 to 2017 Idents & Presentation
A refreshed look for BBC One was introduced in May 2009 maintaining the theme of circles previously introduced in 2006.