Back in the cable days how come

How come there was never a channel 1, there was a channel 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,ect… But no channel 1. Whats up with that?

Channel 1 was reserved for transmitting secret soviet spy info.

The Straight Dope:

There was originally a channel one, but it was taken away…

over in the british isles, there is a channel one. its usually BBC1. in ireland, its RTE1

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