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One ORF (until 1991: FS1; between 1992 and 8th January 2011 ORF 1 ) is the first television program of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ( ORF).


The station is a 24 - hour full program puts in contrast to ORF 2 but an emphasis on movies and series. ORF one has a much younger target audience than ORF 2, so will the children's program of the ORF, okidoki broadcast on ORF one. Furthermore, sports broadcasts of the ORF for the general public (skiing, Formula 1, football ) are usually transferred to one ORF. The ORF has for many sports the exclusive broadcast rights for Austria, the Treaty on the Formula 1 has been extended until at least 2014 around April 2011. Most sporting events are annotated for the visually impaired bilingual.

The message format time was in the picture on display until April 9, 2007 in parallel on one ORF and ORF 2, from 10 April it was replaced on ORF 1, however, by Daily soaps. As a replacement for the time in the picture a news magazine called ZIB 20 aired from 20:00 clock. On the former time slot of the time in the image can be seen with Dominic Heinzl since 11 January 2010 a Society format (" Backstage ", " chili "). In addition to broadcast several times daily under the title ZiB Flash message blocks.

The highlights of the program (drama ), called the ORF one Primetime are often programmed in parallel to the air waves on German private and public broadcasters. During the interruption of program parts with advertising in the German private television is common, limited the ORF - apart from program sponsorship - advertising breaks on major sporting events, very rarely appears in movies without interruption advertising for telephone sweepstakes. Thus, ORF pleased one also especially for those viewers from Germany, the ORF programs can receive great popularity.

One ORF is difficult to compare the first with the German television station, on the one hand, the second public television channel ORF 2 is recorded in contrast to the situation in Germany from the same TV station and a regional third channel is missing. On the other hand, occur due to the spread in the cable TV and free to air satellite channels, especially the large German private broadcasters as competitors within Austria forth. Conversely, lack the ORF by encrypting its satellite TV on the remaining German-speaking market ( since 1998). ORF one therefore has positioned itself as an Austrian mainstream media and rarely ventured experiments.

Just in time for the European Championships in Austria on 7 June 2008 turned the ORF on June 2, the high-resolution variant ORF one HD on, on the next all matches of the European Championship in future also series, feature films and other sporting events to be shown in high definition. The program itself is not different from the SD version. One ORF HD is transmitted in full-screen format 720p50, which in commercially available flat-screen TV sets has advantages over the field format 1080i50 with regard to transmitter-side encoding and image processing. The ORF is the first German -language public broadcaster in Europe, sending his whole range of programs in parallel also in HD signals.

ORF HD is available in Switzerland on Swisscom TV since August 7, 2011 and on satellite with the corresponding TV and receiver.

Screen Design

Logo 2000-2005

Logo from 1992 to 2000, and from August 2005 to 8 January 2011

Logo of ORF 1 HD to 8th January 2011

Logo since January 8, 2011

Logo of ORFeins HD since January 8, 2011

Corner Logo 1992-2000

Corner Logo 2000-2005

Corner Logo of ORF 1 from August 2005 to 8 January 2011, similar to the 1992 version, but overall a little brighter.

Corner Logo of ORF 1 HD to 8th January 2011

Corner logo since January 8, 2011

Corner Logo of ORFeins HD since January 8, 2011

As part of the redesign in 2000 ORF one got a new identity that was called by a moving, gelatinous green square with the number 1, also called " Jelli " substantially influenced. To avoid burning the logo in plasma screens, was the station identifier - right in the picture above - from 2005 no longer stained green, but uniformly gray. In addition, the so-called "brick", the beginning of the nineties of Neville Brody designed current ORF logo should stand as an umbrella brand reinforces the focus.

The musical style (Sound Identity) of ORF 1 was established in 2000 by the composer Hannes Bertolini and maintained except for minor changes.

On 8 January 2011 ORF 1 was renamed ORF one, the digit " 1 " was replaced by the word "one ". Ground color of the new corporate design is "Petrol ", a shade of cyan, the font used is Gotham. The monochrome still held Corner Logo wanders on screen from top right to top left. Acoustically, the central motif is a " triad ", the spoken digit " one" follows. A similar " refreshment ", the amendment took place on 9 January 2012 for ORF 2

Youth protection

The ORF marks its program by adding a shortcut to permanently displayed channel name: Not recommended for children (X) for adults only (O ) or without labeling. The marking Recommended for children (K ) is given only in Teletext, remains under an overlay of the abbreviation.

Light cuts of films due to youth protection policies occur, tend to occur less than in Germany.


Since 23 January 2008, one ORF sent first from HD material. Until 8 January 2011, the ORF was 1 HD; he became one ORF HD rebuilt as part of a so-called Refreshments.


With the Schladming ski race The Night Race from 23 January 2008 for the first time was an ORF HDTV live broadcast. With the technology partner Telekom Austria was presented this in the form of public event HDTV reception in the ORF studios. With a trailer that showed excerpts from the fields of sports, movie and documentary, began on 10 May 2008 for households with enabled ORF card for the first time an open HD - test mode.

Officially launched one ORF HD on 2 June 2008, five days before the start of the European Football Championship 2008. At this point you could also track on the UPC Austria - platform program, which is sent since in 720p resolution. Since only a few formats available in high definition, many programs are scaled up by the Austrian Broadcasting.

HD programming

Is transmitted almost exclusively upscaled material. In most true HD ( SOKO Dancing with the Stars, The Lottery Winners, fast determined, etc.) are major sporting events, productions broadcast and movie premieres. Even some U.S. series sends one ORF HD partially high resolution.


The transmitter can be received digitally via Astra since 1 July 2009.

  • Satellite: Astra 19.2 ° East
  • Downlink frequency: 11.302 GHz
  • Symbol Rate (MS / s): 22000
  • Error protection (FEC): 2/3
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • Modulation: 8PSK

Previously, you could receive the radio station to another transponder (frequency: 10.832 GHz, error protection (FEC ): 5 /6). To ease the transition, the former transponder end of September 2009 remained in operation. In South Tyrol, Italy, the HD version of the channel is almost exclusively since mid-2010 on channel 59 in a single frequency network at a bit rate of about 10 Mbit / s made ​​by the broadcasting Anstalt Südtirol (RAS) unencrypted DVB- T receivable. In order to receive the channel there is enough of possession of an MPEG -4 -compatible TV.

One ORF in Austria over SimpliTV as one of three free HD programs terrestrially receivable, the technical range should be at 90 percent as specified by the platform operator.