BBC One Wales
Logo used since 2021.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaWales
NetworkBBC One
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
OwnerBBC Cymru Wales
Sister channelsBBC Two Wales
Launched9 February 1964; 59 years ago (1964-02-09)
Former namesBBC Cymru Wales (9 February 1964 – 5 September 1981)
BBC Wales (6 September 1981 – 17 February 1985)
BBC1 Wales (18 February 1985 – 15 February 1991)
BBC Wales On 1 (16 February 1991 – 3 October 1997)
FreeviewChannel 1
Channel 101 (HD)
Streaming media
FilmOnWatch live (Wales)

BBC One Wales is a Welsh free-to-air television channel owned and operated by BBC Cymru Wales. It is the Welsh variation of the UK-wide BBC One network and is broadcast from Central Square in Cardiff.

History and operation

Former BBC One Wales logo used from 2006 until 2021.

The channel was launched on February 9, 1964 as BBC Cymru Wales.

BBC One Wales broadcasts around three hours of non-news programmes for Wales each week alongside six hours a week of national news for Wales from BBC Wales Today.

BBC One Wales branding is utilised between 6 am and around 1 am each day with live continuity handled by a team of national announcer/directors.

A high-definition simulcast of BBC One Wales launched on 29 January 2013 on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.[1] On 10 December 2013, BBC One Wales HD was swapped with the SD channel on Sky's EPG for HD subscribers.[2]


Main article: List of television programmes broadcast by the BBC


  1. ^ "Launching BBC One Scotland HD and BBC One Wales HD". BBC. 11 January 2013.
  2. ^ Pryde, Alix (9 December 2013). "CBBC HD, CBeebies HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD & BBC News HD launch Tuesday 10 December 2013". BBC. Retrieved 10 December 2013.