Television in Iceland began in September 1966. Channels can be received via DVB-T, broadband with the Skjárinn service from Síminn, IPTV or Digital Ísland (DVB-T) from Vodafone.
List of channels [ edit ]
Free-to-Air Channels [ edit ]
Subscription Channels [ edit ]
Cancelled channels [ edit ]
NFS, now a news service providing news for visir.is and television channels of 365
Skjár tveir, was meant to be an ad-free channel paid for by the viewers. It didn't go as planned and soon merged with Skjár einn.
Stöð 1, launched 29 Oct 2010. Entertainment channel, free to air, non-subscribtion. Reaches 98% of all households in Iceland.
Stöð þrjú, the old channel was used. But was bought quickly and shut down in the meaning, it was merged by Stöð 2.
Skjár sport, showed Premier League matches for the seasons 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.
Stöð 2 Extra (previously called Sirkus) Entertainment channel previously available as free but is now only available as a complement to Stöð 2 subscription
Nova TV (previously called Sirkus and before that Popp Tíví), music videos - free channel
Fasteignasjónvarpið, a channel that offers real estate
Mikligarður, opened 15 March 2014 - closed 1st of July 2014. Intended for ages 34+ with an emphasis on females. Programming was all domestic and included paid presentations. Broadcasts was 24/7 and in HD.
International Channels available in Iceland [ edit ]
Additional international channels are available in Iceland through
Vodafone Iceland, Síminn and Skjarinn
Overview of Icelandic TV [ edit ]
TV appearances [ edit ]
Test card for RUV [ edit ]
The testcard of RUV is PM5544 introduced in the 70's.
Text has been changed 3 times, minor change 5 times, returned 2 times
1970-1994 - "RUV - ISLAND"
1995 - Added time and date
2000 - Remove time and date
Remove "ÍSLAND" and replace with the moving bar
2002 - Return the 1995 version
2006 - Return the 2000 version
2009 - Changed to PM5644
RUV's testcard is beep, but the last 15 minutes plays classical music
Closing and opening times [ edit ]
RÚV still closes down at night.
1966–present opens at 16:30 for weekdays and closes at 0:00.
1966-2004 Weekends and holidays open at 9:00, though sometimes with midday break.
2004–present weekends and holidays open at 8:00.
1986-1988 opens at 8:00 and close at 23:00
1988-1995 opens at 6:00 and close at 0:00
1995–present open 24 hours
Programming [ edit ]
Icelandic programming including
LazyTown foreign shows with Icelandic captions.
Imported [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]