was Television in Estonia introduced in 1955, following the Soviet government's decision to establish a television station in 1953. The [1 ] National TV Channel ETV has maintained an archive since 1955 in which broadcasts of unique aspects of Estonian culture are held.
Northern Estonia receives
television signals from Finland. During the 1970s and 1980s, Finnish broadcasts were more popular than Soviet-Estonian offerings until the Singing Revolution, with many Estonians enjoying [2 ] and other programs portraying non-Communist lifestyles. Dallas [3 ]
Digital television was officially launched on December 15, 2006 when the operator Eesti Digitaaltelevisiooni AS launched its pay service
ZUUMtv, operated by Starman, on two multiplexes. In 2006, only ETV was available for free, but as of March 2009, there are already 7 free channels in digital broadcast. [4 ] Digital television signal ( [5 ] DVB-T and DVB-H) is broadcast by Levira. DVB-C is provided by cable operators Starman, STV, Telset, telecommunications company Elion (also offering IPTV). Analog transmitters were turned off in July 2010. [6 ] [7 ]
List of channels [ edit ]
State-owned [ edit ]
ETV – news, current affairs, culture, sports and general entertainment.
ETV 2 – general entertainment, sports and news
Commercial [ edit ]
Kanal 2 – news, current affairs and general entertainment.
Kanal 11 – general entertainment. Mostly for women.
Kanal 12 – general entertainment. Mostly for men.
Seitse – culture and music channel.
TVN (Estonia) – (in Russian)
TV 3 – news, current affairs and general entertainment channel.
TV3+ – news, current affairs and general entertainment channel (in Russian).
TV6 – general entertainment channel.
Fox Life – general entertainment channel.
Fox Crime – general entertainment channel.
Sony Entertainment Television – general entertainment channel.
Sony Turbo – general entertainment channel.
Regional [ edit ]
Alo TV – music and news channel, Tartu-based.
Tallinna TV – owned by Tallinn city government. Launched on January 1, 2011.
Former channels [ edit ]
TV 1 – Commercial channel. News, current affairs, sports and general entertainment.
EVTV – a predecessor of TV3
RTV – a predecessor of TV3
Tipp TV – a predecessor of TV1
Neljas – music, news and general entertainment channel.
Kalev Sport – sports channel, a predecessor of TV4.
TV4 – sports channel, a predecessor of TV14.
MTV Eesti – music and entertainment channel.
TV14 – general entertainment channel. Codeshare with Tallinna TV.
References [ edit ]