TV3 Slovenia

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TV3 Slovenia
TV3 logo 2009.svg
Launched December 24, 1995
Closed February 29, 2012
Owned by Modern Times Group
Country Slovenia
Language Slovenian
Broadcast area Slovenia
Formerly called TV3 (1995-2004), then Prva TV (November 1, 2004-October 1, 2006), relaunched as TV3 Viasat

TV3 was a television channel in Slovenia owned by Modern Times Group (MTG). The channel was also known as Prva TV from 1 November 2004 to 1 October 2006.

On 3 June 2008, TV3 began broadcasting in Slovenian DVB-T network and it was disconnected on 1 September 2008.


The station began as TV3 on 24 December 1995. Majority ownership was originally held by the Roman Catholic Church, and much of the initial programming was faith-oriented.

TV3 encountered poor ratings and financial losses from its outset, with a reported ratings share of 1.2%. On 13 February 2003, Ivan Caleta, a businessman from Croatia, purchased 75% ownership of TV3 then proceeded to offer more popular programming. Viewership in 2004 increased to a 1.7% audience share, but remained a distant fifth place behind other public and private television services in Slovenia.

On 1 November 2004, the channel's name was changed to Prva TV. On 1 July 2006 Prva TV was bought by Swedish media company Modern Times Group. On 1 October 2006, the channel's name was changed back to TV3, this time in reference to the Modern Times Group corporate brand TV3 Viasat.

On 29 February 2012, it ceased broadcasting due to uncompetitive environment and unresponsiveness of Slovenian authorities.[1]


Nationally created shows[edit]

Title Format Original show Year
Survivor: Filipini reality game show Survivor 2009
Trenutek resnice reality game show Nada más que la verdad 2009-2010
Slovenski Topmodel beauty reality show Top Model 2010
Ljubezen na seniku reality show Farmer Wants a Wife 2011-2012
Riba na oko cooking show Hal a tortán 2010
Kdo je kuhar? cooking show / 2009
Družinski dvoboj game show Family Feud 2007-2008
Vse ali nič game show Divided 2009
VIP magazin tabloid news show / 2010-2012

Internationally Created Series[edit]

Original title Slovenian title Country
NCIS Preiskovalci na delu: NCIS  USA
NCIS: Los Angeles Preiskovalci na delu: NCIS L.A.  USA
The Walking Dead Obkrožen z mrtvimi  USA
Melrose Place Melrose Place  USA
Leverage Zadoščenje  USA
Dollhouse Hiša lutk  USA
Lie to Me Laži mi  USA
Smallville Smallville  USA
Battlestar Galactica Bojna ladja Galaktika  USA
The Office Pisarna  USA
Glee Glee  USA
24 24  USA
Murder She Wrote Umor je napisala  USA
White Collar Beli ovratnik  USA
Hawaii Five-0 Havaji 5.0  USA
Heroes Heroji  USA
True Blood Prava kri  USA
Supernatural Nadnaravno  USA
FlashForward FlashForward  USA

Internationally Created Animated Series[edit]

Original title Slovenian title Country
SpongeBob SquarePants Spuži Kvadratnik  USA
Jimmy Neutron Jimmy Neutron  USA
Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar  USA


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