Flemish broadcaster VRT, host broadcaster of the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has completely restyled its first channel. TV1 no longer exists and has been renamed Eén.
It's not the first time that Belgium's broadcaster for the Flemish speaking community undergoes alterations. As NIR, Belgian television was introduced on 31st October 1953. In 1960, the national broadcaster was named BRT (Belgian Radio & Television). In 1993, BRT became BRTN (N for Dutch speaking) to finally end in VRT (Flemish Radio & Television) in 1998.
Since 1997, VRT has been profiling its two channels. TV1 became VRT's family channel while their second channel was split into two: Ketnet for the children during daytime and Canvas for lovers of culture and British quality series at night.
VRT has been working for two years on restyling TV1 and introduced Eén to the Flemish TV viewers at 12.30 CET today.