TV Finland is a Finnishtelevision 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[update] it is broadcast on terrestrial free-to-air television in parts of Sweden, but due to the digital switchover it threatens to stop both broadcasts.
TV Finland is 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 consists of locally made productions and national sports events, and does not include commercials (any commercial breaks or gaps between consecutive programs are filled with on-screen stills). It includes the Yle teletext service.
Despite being owned by public broadcaster Yle, TV Finland is not a free-to-air channel: it can be received only through a subscription to private broadcaster Canal Digital, which includes both a fee for the access card and an annual viewing fee. TV Finland was stop broadcasting via satellite in summer 2013, and started broadcasting only in Sweden.