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Faroese media consists of several newspapers, radio stations, magazines, as well as a local TV station, Kringvarp Føroya.
The first Digital Terrestrial Television service was switched on during December 2002, broadcasting from seven transmitter sites.
[1 ] Subscription satellite television is also available in the Faroe Islands. [2 ]
List of major media in the Faroese language [ edit ]
Recently Sjónvarp Føroya (Television of the Faroes) and
Útvarp Føroya (Radio of the Faroes) merged into a new company called Kringvarp Føroya.
Television [ edit ]
Televarpið (a subsidiary of the Faroese telecom company Føroya Tele) has distributed Sjónvarp Føroya and international channels through its digital terrestrial network, which include DR1, DR2, TV2, TV2 Sport, TV3, TV3+, Kanal 4, Kanal 5, 6'eren, NRK1, Visjon Norge, MTV, VH1, BBC Entertainment, BBC World News, Eurosport, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Disney Channel, National Geographic Channel, Canal+ Comedy, Canal+ First, Canal+ Sport 1, Canal+ Sport 2.
Kringvarp Føroya started in 1957 as Útvarp Føroya. Merged with Sjónvarp Føroya 1 January 2007 to form Kringvarp Føroya.
Atlantic Radio, short-lived 24-hour station.
Rás 2 (Channel 2) was, after Atlantic Radio stopped, established as an alternative to the state owned Útvarp Føroya (hence the "2" in its name)
Lindin, a Christian radio station.
Voxpop, modern pop music station
KissFM, pop and rock from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Newspapers [ edit ]
Dimmalætting was until it was declared bankrupt in 2013, the oldest newspaper on the islands, dating back to 1878. Published five times a week.
Sosialurin, established in 1927. Originally it was a political newspaper associated with Faroese social democrats, but in 2006 the Islands' Social Democratic Party sold the newspaper. It is also published five times a week.
Vinnuvitan, a business newspaper.
Norðlýsið, a local newspaper mainly for the northern part of the islands.
Vikublaðið, a weekly newspaper. It is the only newspaper that is free, so is the most widely read newspaper on the Islands.
Magazines [ edit ]
Atlantic Review, since 1990. Atlantic Airways
References [ edit ]