Kanal København

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Kanal København
Industry Broadcasting
Founded 13 October 1984 (1984-10-13)
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark
Area served Scandinavia
Key people Jimmy Rehak
Services Television, [http://www.kanalkobenhavn.dk
Owners Mediehuset København
Website kanalkobenhavn.dk

Kanal København (Channel Copenhagen) is a Danish commercial television channel, which can be seen in most parts of Denmark. It is Pay-TV and Cable TV delivered by providers like Stofa, Waoo!, Dansk Bredbaand and others. It is quite unusual in that a very high percentage of the programs shown, are produced in Denmark and in the Danish language.

History of Kanal København

Kanal København started in 1990 as a replacement for the existing Kanal 23. It gained popularity with a mixture of programs ranging from entertainment, news, music and eroticism to consumer issues. A turning point was reached in 2004 when the channel reached even more viewers. The broadcast and production company Mediehuset København became responsible of the prime time program schedule and a new air look and graphical design was introduced.

Programs themes

The program schedule of Kanal København can roughly be divided into the following blocks:

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Debate and documentaries, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Entertainment, 8:00pm – 10:00pm: Cultural programmes, 10:00pm – 12:00am: Entertainment for youths, After 12:00am: Erotic films

Examples of programs

  • Mettes Mix: A weekly talkshow for women and men.
  • Dansk Top Scenen: A music program with popular Danish music. The oldest program of its kind in Denmark.
  • Roniky Comedy Show: A Danish crazy sketch show shown weekly.
  • MC MagaCin: The only Danish consumer program about the world of motor bikes.
  • En nation i krise – et fællesskab i tomgang: A number of programs about Denmark, the EU and the possibility of reaching the ambitious goals set by the Union for the time up until the year 2020.
  • Københavnemiljøer: Programs about quite unknown and interesting small communities in the Copenhagen harbour area.
  • Floor Wars: Elite dancers from all over the world participate in this breakdance competition called Floor Wars.


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