Nelonen

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Nelonen
Nelonen.svg
Launched June 1, 1997
Owned by Nelonen Media, part of Sanoma Television Oy, a subsidiary of the electronic media business division Sanoma Entertainment of Sanoma
Picture format 16:9
Audience share 9.2% (2011, [1])
Country  Finland
Broadcast area Finland
Formerly called PTV (Paikallistelevisio)
PTV4 (1989-1997)
Sister channel(s) Nelonen HD
Nelonen Prime
Nelonen Nappula
Nelonen Maailma
Jim
Liv
Hero
Nelonen Pro 1 (HD)
Nelonen Pro 2 (HD)
Nelonen Pro 3
Nelonen Pro 4
Nelonen Pro 5
Nelonen Pro 6
Nelonen Pro 7
Nelonen Pro 8
Website www.nelonen.fi
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital Channel 4
Satellite
Canal Digital Channel 4
Cable
Elisa Channel 4
dna Welho Channel 4
Channel 24 (HD)

Nelonen (Four) is a Finnish commercial TV channel. It started out as Helsinki's local television channel PTV in 1989 on the HTV cable network, which name was changed first to PTV4 and then to Nelonen. It started on June 1, 1997. Nelonen, in Finnish, means the glyph of the number four. The channel is mostly owned by Sanoma Corporation, which owns the Helsingin Sanomat and Ilta-Sanomat newspapers. Its largest owner is Aatos Erkko. Much of its programming is Australian, American, British, and European shows, with Finnish captions. Its main market is the 25-44 demographic. Nelonen has 9 sister channels: Nelonen HD, JIM, Nelonen Prime, Nelonen Nappula, Nelonen Maailma, Nelonen Pro 1, Nelonen Pro 2, Liv and Hero.

Programming[edit]

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Criticism[edit]

Nelonen was launched quickly and in an unprepared state. It has been criticized for importing "trash shows", especially during its first years. Mostly the subject of criticism have been related to its weekly imported "4D documentaries" concentrating on entertainment value and on highly emotive issues instead of artistic or other deeper values. The channel's entertainment output also consists of many other programmes which may be considered to be poor quality - imported game shows or Finnish versions of them (such as Reikä seinässä, a Finnish version of the Japanese 'Human Tetris' game) and reality TV shows dominate the scheduling. On the other hand, Nelonen's scheduling also contains several award-winning drama series.

Controversy[edit]

During the fall of 2007, a day after the Jokela school shooting, Nelonen decided not to air a scheduled episode of the TV series Dexter. The TV series depicts a fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan and it was said to be inappropriate after such dramatic and nationwide turn of events. The episode was instead shown a week later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results From The TV Audience Measurement". Finnpanel. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 

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