C More Max

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C More Max
Launched 1 November 2006
Owned by MTV Oy
Audience share 1.0% (2009, [1])
Slogan Miesten etuoikeus! ("Men's privilege!")
Country Finland
Formerly called MTV3 MAX (2006-2013)
MTV Max (2013-2017)
Replaced MTV3+
(November 2002 - November 2006)
Sister channel(s) MTV3
MTV3 HD
Sub
AVA (HD)
C More Sport 1 (HD)
C More Sport 2 (HD)
C More Juniori
C More (HD)
Availability
Terrestrial
PlusTV or Digita Channel 13 (before AVA become in MTV3), Channel 40 (2008-)
dna Welho Channel 92 (HD)
Satellite
Canal Digital Channel 13
Cable
Elisa Channel 32
Sonera Channel 32
dna Welho Channel 149
Channel 202 (HD)
IPTV
Elisa Channel 660

C More Max is a Finnish pay television channel owned and operated by MTV3. The channel started broadcasting in November 2006 and was originally dedicated to F1 coverage.

History[edit]

MTV3+[edit]

In November 2002, MTV3 announced the launch of a digital-only channel named MTV3+ for broadcasting mobile games and soap opera re-runs. They were granted a terrestrial minilicense and most of Finland's cable operators carried it.

The channel got a full license in January 2004 and with its possibilities, Formula 1, ice hockey's SM-liiga, Finnish Floorball League, boxing, ski jumping, alpine skiing and some other sports broadcasts were added to the channel's programming. But at the same time, the channel partially turned into a pay-TV channel with a one-time fee of €20 (for Formula 1 & SM-liiga, there was also an extra fee of €70 each). MTV3 used the old minilicense of MTV3+ to create another channel, MTV3+ Extra, which showed overtime periods of SM-liiga matches.

The channel did not focus solely on sports: movies, court sessions and live coverage of reality series were added, while the most notable broadcast was the Tony Halme drug trial in 2004.

MTV3 MAX[edit]

MTV3 MAX logo

On 1 November 2006, 4 years from the channel's beginning, MTV3+ was quit with a very small notice of 28 hours. The channel got replaced by four new pay-TV channels, MTV3 MAX, MTV3 Fakta, Sub Leffa and Sub Juniori.

Sports programming[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Ski sports[edit]

Other Programming[edit]

Talk shows[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Reality[edit]

Fictional[edit]

MTV3's Formula One Team[edit]

  • Niki Juusela - Current race commentary for live broadcasts from 2017.
  • Oskari Saari - Race commentary for live broadcasts from 2004 to 2016. Matti Kyllönen has previously provided commentary for the hour-long race summary shown on MTV3.
  • Erkki Mustakari - Reporter and interviewer as well as occasional co-commentator with Saari (such as replacing Jyrki Järvilehto in 2010).
  • Timo Pulkkinen - On-track reporter and interviewer for races. Also occasional commentator for Friday practice sessions.
  • Mika Salo - Saari's new co-commentator in 2011.
  • Ossi Oikarinen - co-commentator since 2013.
  • Toni Vilander - co-commentator since 2014.

MTV3's Ice Hockey team[edit]

MTV3's Ski sports team[edit]

Cross-Country[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

  • Mika Saukkonen - Commentator.
  • Jani Rajalin - Commentator.
  • Hannu Manninen - Co-commentator.

Alpine skiing[edit]

  • Antti Haajanen - Commentator.
  • Sami Uotila - Co-commentator.

MTV3's MotoGP team[edit]

  • Marko Terva-aho - Commentator.
  • Mika Kallio - Co-commentator.
  • Matti Kiiveri - Co-commentator.
  • Vesa Kallio - Co-commentator.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandell, Lena; Lamberg, Anna-Leena (2010-02-03). "Television viewing in Finland 2009" (PDF). Finnpanel. Retrieved 3 August 2011.