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Interesting facts about BBC One Wales channel
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    BBC One Wales is the home to the longest-running TV news programme, BBC Wales Today. According to the BBC note, the programme was first aired in 1962, even before BBC One Wales creation, and has been consistently broadcast on the channel ever since, despite multiple channel rebranding and format modifications.

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    The channel’s logo reflects both belonging to the BBC network and regional affiliation. The logo features words BBC One Wales in bold red font, where red is one of the colours present on the national flag. Green colour is reserved for BBC Two Wales channel.

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    BBC One Wales is a Welsh channel that is free-to-air and operated by BBC Cymru Wales, the subdivision of the BBC. The headquarters of the channel called Central Square are located in Cardiff.

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    The channel is home to varied content, from news to dramas. Broadcasting is conducted in English, while the Welsh language version of programming is reserved for the dedicated channel S4C, run by the BBC Cymru Wales network.

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    BBC One Wales is on air from 6 am to 1 am (approximately). Along with the regular BBC content, the channel provides around 9 hours of dedicated regional Welsh programming per week, including news and non-news content.

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    In 2020, in addition to regular scheduled content, BBC One Wales regularly broadcasted 30-minute updates on the Coronavirus outbreak, including the Welsh Government press conferences.

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    The channel assigns ample air time to various sports programming, including sport events broadcasts, shows, and documentaries depicting global and Welsh sport stars.

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    The channel was launched in 1964 under the name BBC Cymru Wales. At first it was a single television service, and as it expanded and grew into a whole network and major Welsh broadcaster, more channels were added to the list. One of them was named BBC One Wales and it took on the programming from the former BBC Cymru Wales channel.

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    BBC One Wales has its HD version launched in 2013. It is available on all major platforms, including Freesat, Freeview, Virgin Media and Sky.

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    On BBC One Wales, it’s possible to catch up on some of the most popular game shows and reality TV, like Blankety Blank and Antiques Roadshow, to name a few.