Axess TV

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Axess TV
Axess Television.svg
Launched27 May 2006
Owned byAxel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audience share0.1% (2010, MMS[1])
SloganThe Swedish Culture Channel
Digital terrestrialChannel 25
Com HemChannel 42

Axess TV is a Swedish television channel belonging to the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation. It is mainly devoted to cultural and science programmes. The Ax:son Johnson Foundation applied for a license to broadcast in the Swedish digital terrestrial television network in the autumn of 2005. The channel was awarded a license to broadcast free-to-air in the Weekends in February 2006. Trial broadcasts started on 27 May 2006. The first weekend contained the opera Dialogues of the Carmelites, the British sitcom Yes Minister, a discussion programme and a documentary. The channel had a full launch on 23 September 2006. From 1 February 2010 Axess is no longer free-to-air but is available as part of a pay-channel package from Boxer. It has also changed compression to MPEG-4.


  1. ^ Årsrapport 2010 (PDF), Mediamätning i Skandinavien