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Encyclopedia > Axess TV
Axess TV
Launched May 27, 2006
Owned by Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation
Country Sweden
Website http://tv.axess.se/
Free-to-air Channel 25
Com Hem Channel 42

Axess TV is a Swedish television channel belonging to the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation. It is devoted to current affairs, science and cultural programming and only broadcasts in the Weekends. Free-to-air is a phrase used to describe television and radio broadcasts which are available without subscription and without decryption (pay-TV). ... Com Hem, Com Hem Communications AB of Sweden, supplies triple play services that include cable TV, Digital television, broadband and telephony. ...

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, with Aftonbladet using the Weekday space of the same stream (what would later become Aftonbladet TV7). Aftonbladet TV7 is a commercial television channel in Sweden, owned by the newspaper Aftonbladet. ...

Trial broadcasts started on May 27. The first weekend contained the opera Dialogues of the Carmelites, the British sitcom Yes, Minister, a disussion programme and a documentary. Long weather forecasts filled most of the schedule. After a few weekends, the trials were cut down to include only the weather forecasts and a nightly episode of Yes, Minister. Dialogues of the Carmelites ( in French, Dialogues des Carmélites, Opéra en trois actes et douze tableaux) is an opera by Francis Poulenc. ... Yes, Minister, and its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, are British sitcoms that were transmitted by the BBC between 1980 and 1988. ... BBCs Alex Deakin presenting a weather report. ...

The channel had a full launch on September 23 with a cultural strand on Saturdays and a current affairs strand on Sundays. Many Swedish journalists had joined to host programmes in the channel including Nils-Petter Sundgren (Nils-Petters...), Lennart Persson (Veckans debatt), Åke Ortmark (Ortmark), Thomas Gür (Global Axess), Anders Hellner (Dokumentär Utifrån) and Niklas Ekdal (Studio Ekdal). In the beginning, the channel only had male presenters, with the exception of the continuity announcer Susanne Delastacia. Susanna Popova joined the channel to host Åsiktsmaskinen. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

Swedish television channels
Public service channels
SVT1 | SVT2 | SVT24 | Barnkanalen | Kunskapskanalen | UR | SVT HD
Commercial channels
TV4 | TV4 Plus | TV400 | TV4 Film | TV4 Fakta | TV4 Guld | TV4 Komedi | Sport-Expr. | TV4 HD
TV3 | TV6 | TV8 | ZTV | TV1000 | Viasat Sport | Nature/Crime | Explorer | History
Kanal 5 | Kanal 9 | Canal + | The Voice
MTV | Nickelodeon | Disney Channel | Discovery | Eurosport | Star! | Showtime | Silver | TV7 | Kanal Lokal | Axess | DiTV



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