TV Finland

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TV Finland
TV Finland.svg
Launched 1997
Closed June 30, 2013
Language Finnish
Digital terrestrial Channel 84 (around Stockholm)

TV Finland was a Finnish television channel available in Europe via satellite and on some cable television networks in Sweden, Norway and Estonia. The channel was originally created for free-to-air broadcast in Sweden as part of a reciprocal agreement between the Finnish and Swedish governments that also established SVT Europa (originally named TV4 in Finland) broadcasts in areas of Finland with Swedish-speaking populations. As of 2006 it was broadcast on terrestrial free-to-air television in parts of Sweden, but due to the digital switchover there were plans to stop both broadcasts.


TV Finland was offered by Finland's national broadcaster Yle, and its contents are taken from programs regularly broadcast on public channels Yle TV1, Yle TV2 and Swedish language Yle Fem .

Most of the programming consisted of locally made productions and national sports events, and did not include commercials (any commercial breaks or gaps between consecutive programs are filled with on-screen stills). It included the Yle teletext service.

TV Finland via satellite[edit]

Despite being owned by public broadcaster Yle, TV Finland was not a free-to-air channel: it can be received only through a subscription to private broadcaster Canal Digital, which included both a fee for the access card and an annual viewing fee. TV Finland ceased broadcasting in summer 2013.

See also[edit]

List of television channels in Finland

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