La 1 (Spain)

La 1 (formerly TVE 1 and La Primera ) is a television station of the Spanish public broadcaster Televisión Española.

The first broadcast took place on October 28, 1956, the anniversary of the founding of the Falange. During the time of the Spanish dictatorship, television was an important propaganda tool of the regime.

The ratings have declined since 1990 by about 50 % due to competition from private broadcasters as well as in-house channels continuously and are now at about 17%.