HD1 (French TV channel)

Launched 12 December 2012
Owned by TF1 Group
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.6% (2013, Médiamétrie)
Slogan "Toutes les histoires sont sur HD1"
(All the stories are on HD1)
Country France
Language French
Sister channel(s) TF1
TV Breizh
Ushuaïa TV
Série Club
Website www.hd1.tv
TNT Channel 20 (HD)

HD1 (acronym for Histoire de) is a French TV channel, controlled by TF1 Group. HD1 launched on TNT, satellite, and xDSL on 12 December 2012.[1]


Proposed new TNT channels

With the shutdown of analogue television, TF1 Group initially were to launch a new channel for Breton language channel TV Breizh, to be called 'tv-b'. However, Brussels ordered the sale of the new channel slots to the former analogue terrestrial companies, i.e. TF1 Group, Canal+ Group and M6 Group. The plans for TV Breizh were abandoned.


In March 2012, the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) auditioned TF1 Group following its application for an additional channel from one of the six national HD channels on TNT.[2] TF1 Group chose the name 'HD1' "the chain of all narratives".

On 27 March 2012, the CSA confirmed that HD1 would be one of the six HD channels. An agreement was signed 6 July 2012.[3]

Visual identity

The initial HD1 logo first appeared during the hearing at CSA, on 14 March 2012. The logo was a circle with the text 'hd1' in the centre, the logo could be presented in various colours including red, light green, and blue.[4]

However, in November 2012, A new logo was introduced before the launch of the channel. This new visual identity differs from the previous, the circle was removed and the text is now blue, with the 'HD' text now uppercase and as a ligature.[5]




See also


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