Viasat 4

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Viasat 4
Viasat4 logo.png
Launched September 8, 2007, 18:00
Owned by Modern Times Group
Audience share 2,7% (Jan 2009, [1])
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Norway
Replaced ZTV Norway
Sister channel(s) TV3, TV6
Website Official website
Availability
Terrestrial
RiksTV Channel 9
Satellite
Viasat Channel 4
Canal Digital Channel 11
Cable

Viasat 4 is a television channel broadcasting to Norway owned by the Modern Times Group. The channel was launched on 8 September 2007, a week after the launch of the digital terrestrial television network in Norway, replacing ZTV which ceased broadcasting shortly before.

The channel opened with the European Championship qualifying match between Moldova and Norway. Its main focus is on entertainment, sports and documentaries, transmitting series such as Most Shocking, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400, Star Trek, The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Riches, UEFA Champions League matches and Futurama, with short news bulletins from P4 on weeknights. Viasat 4 also transmits several comedy series, such as Cheers, Married... With Children and 8 Simple Rules.

Viasat 4 was originally to be named TV4, but after complaints from Swedish TV4 AB at the Patent Office, the channel was renamed 4 before becoming Viasat 4.[2]

The original intention was that the channel would broadcast free-to-air via RiksTV. The operator of the commercial muxes was however intending to broadcast pay television, so the channel would be a part of the encrypted RiksTV package. In 2010, Viasat 4 showed 16 World Cup matches from South Africa, including the bronze final between Germany and Uruguay. Viasat obtained the rights from NRK.

Programming[edit]

List of programs broadcast by Viasat 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seertall uke 2. TNS Gallup. 
  2. ^ Oddvin Aune (February 8, 2007). "TV4 blir 4". Kampanje. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-16.