TV Finland

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

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.

Content[edit]

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

External links[edit]