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BBC One (previously BBC1 until 1997) is a television station in the United Kingdom that is run by the BBC. It broadcasts 24 hours a day and has broadcast since 2nd November 1929.
BBC One (BBC Television Service at the time) was launched on 2nd November 1929. Originally, less than 10 hours of television was broadcast a week and only broadcast to London and the surrounding area. In 1939, the BBC Television Service went off-air due to the war. It returned after the war ended in 1945. BBC Television returned on 7 June 1946 at 15:00. Jasmine Bligh, one of the original announcers, made the first announcement, saying, 'Good afternoon everybody. How are you? Do you remember me, Jasmine Bligh? The last thing to be broadcasts before the hiatus, a Mickey Mouse cartoon, was shown shortly afterwards.
After the war the station also reached Birmingham in 1949, and almost all of the country by the mid-1950's. In April 1964, BBC TV was again renamed BBC 1, due to the launch of sister station BBC 2. Since the launch of multichannel television, BBC One's share of the viewing has declined, although not as fast as ITV's, leading the channel to once again become the most watched in the last decade.
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