La Une

La Une
Launched 31 October 1953
Owned by RTBF
Slogan "Plus proche pour aller plus loin" (Closer to go further)(1995–2004)
"Regardez, ça vous regarde" (Watch, you are concerned)(Current)
Country Belgium
Formerly called INR (1953–1960)
RTB (1960–1977)
RTBF1 (1977–1997)
RTBF La Une (1997–2004)
Sister channel(s) La Deux, La Trois
Website Official site of La Une
RTBF DVB-T (FTA) Channel 1
TéléSAT Channel 1
TV Vlaanderen 60
Telenet Digital TV (Flanders) Channel 130 (HD)
Channel 790
Telenet Digital TV (Brussels) Channel 1 (HD)
Channel 65
Telenet Refer to local listings at Wallonia) Channel 501 (HD)
Channel 201
Voo (Brussels) Channel 501 (HD)
Channel 201
Belgacom TV (VDSL) (Wallonia) Channel 1
Channel 40 (HD)
Belgacom TV (VDSL) (Brussels) Channel 1
Channel 40 (HD)
Belgacom TV (VDSL) (Flanders) Channel 40 (HD)
Channel 220

La Une (meaning : The One) is a Belgian national television channel broadcasting in French, owned and operated by RTBF.



The Institut National de Radiodiffusion (IRN) began experimental television in Belgium on 2 June 1953, with the crowning of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. On 31 October 1953 at 20:30, Andrée Rolin officially opened the channel, with the channel broadcasting 2 hours a day, 6 days a week.


In 1960, Belgian Radio-television (RTB) replaced IRN.

In 1962, RTB introduced cable television in Liège and Namur, and in 1975 rolled out across the country.

In 1973, RTB began broadcasting in colour.

In 1976, a second channel was created, La Bis, production was decentralised, and regional centres were created in Liège and Charleroi.


In 1977, RTB became Radio-Télévision belge de la Communauté française RTBF, with the channel renamed RTBF1.


In 1997, Parlement de la Communauté française made RTBF an autonomous public company, with RTBF1 being renamed RTBF La Une along with Arte 21 and Sports 21 into RTBF La Deux and Eurosport 21. In 2005, RTBF La Une was renamed again to just La Une. In 2011, La Une plans to cease broadcasting in analogue transmitting and La Une will start to broadcast in digital and especially, La Deux and La Trois (but only for Tournai.)

Visual identity (logo)

1985 - 1990 1990 - 1996 2004 - 2011 2011 - present 2011 - present
HD version

External links

  • Official site of La Une
  • Official site of RTBF
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