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Canal Digital is a Scandinavian television distributor that was founded in March 1997 as a joint venture between the French pay-TV company Canal+ and the Norwegian state-telecommunications operator Telenor. Since 2001, Canal Digital is fully owned by Telenor. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... Canal+ (Canal Plus, meaning Channel Plus/More in French) is a French premium pay television channel launched in 1984. ... Telenor (OSE: TEL, NASDAQ: TELN) is the incumbent telecommunications company in Norway, with headquarters located at Fornebu, close to Oslo. ... Telenor (OSE: TEL, NASDAQ: TELN) is the incumbent telecommunications company in Norway, with headquarters located at Fornebu, close to Oslo. ...


Canal Digital was originally only broadcasting a DTH satellite service to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, but have since expanding into cable television in Norway and Sweden, digital terrestrial television in Finland and IPTV in Sweden. More than 2.9 million Nordic households and activities are subscribed to their services [citation needed]. Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a digital television service is delivered by using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. ...


Unlike its DTH rival, Viasat, Canal Digital does not own a TV-network – they have however secured several multi-year exclusive broadcasting deals with SBS Broadcasting Group, Eurosport, BBC Worldwide and Discovery Communications. Viasat is a DBS distributor and TV broadcaster, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group. ... Scandinavian Broadcasting System Broadcasting Group (normally referred to as just SBS) is one of Europe’s leading broadcasting groups, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses in Western and Central and Eastern Europe. ... Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 18 different languages. ... BBC Worldwide Limited is the wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995. ... Discovery Communications LLC (DCI) is an American global media and entertainment company that began as a single channel, the Discovery Channel, launched in 1985. ...


Their satellite broadcasts can be received from the Thor 2 and Thor 3 satellites at 1°W with any DVB receiver equipped with a Conax descrambling module. Official DVB logo, found on compliant devices DVB, short for Digital Video Broadcasting, is a suite of internationally accepted open standards for digital television. ... Conax is a crypting system for digital television. ...

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Satellite television

High-definition television

Canal Digital was the first major distributor in the region to launch high-definition television, HDTV. The first channel, C More HD, was launched in September 2005 using MPEG-2 compression. In June 2006, Canal Digital started broadcasting HD-kanalen from Sveriges Television and TV4 AB in Sweden, which did broadcast the 2006 FIFA World Cup in HD using MPEG-4 compression. HD-kanalen became SVT HD in October when SVT expanded thair HD broadcasts. Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... MPEG-2 is a standard for the generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information [1]. It is widely used around the world to specify the format of the digital television signals that are broadcast by terrestrial (over-the-air), cable, and direct broadcast satellite TV systems. ... Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ... TV4 AB (previously known as Nordisk Television AB) is a Swedish media company that owns the largest commercial television channel in Sweden, TV4. ... “2006 World Cup” redirects here. ... MPEG-4 is a standard used primarily to compress audio and visual (AV) digital data. ... SVT HD is a Swedish high-definition television channel from from Sveriges Television. ...


The major launch of HDTV occurred in Sweden in November 2006 when a special high-definition package with Discovery HD Europe and Voom HD launched and C More HD was rebranded as Canal+ HD. The high-definition package is to be released in the other Nordic countries during 2007. High-definition channels launching in 2007 include Canal+ Sport HD, National Geographic Channel HD, TV4 HD (Sweden only) and Silver HD. Canal+ HD is a High definition television channel showing movies and TV shows. ... National Geographic Channel HD is a high definition simulcast of the National Geographic channel. ... TV4 HD is a Swedish high-definition television channel from TV4 AB. TV4 made their first broadcasts in HDTV during the 2006 FIFA World Cup when they were broadcasting soccer games on a channel called HD-kanalen (the HD channel) in co-operation with Sveriges Television. ...


Danish channels

DR1 an DR2 are also available with a premium subscription in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Although TV 2 is broadcast on one of Canal Digital's transponders, it is not a DTH channel. Its only available to the Norwegian cable market, and is not a subscribtion channel. DR1 is a Danish television station. ... DR2 is a Danish television station. ... DR Update is a Danish television news channel broadcast by Danmarks Radio. ... The logo of TV 2 Zulu. ... TV 2 Charlie is a Danish tv-channel owned by TV 2. ... 24 hour film station owned by TV 2. ... Kanal 4 (previously TV Danmark) is a Danish subscription television channel operated by SBS Broadcasting Group. ... Kanal 5 is a Danish subscription television channel operated by TV Danmark. ... SBS NET is a Danish subscription television channel operated by SBS TV A/S, part of SBS Broadcasting Group. ... MTV Denmark or MTV Danmark is a television channel broadcasting to the Denmark and the Fareo Islands market. ... Discovery Channel is a United States-based TV channel founded by John Hendricks. ... The Voice TV is a Danish TV station, that broadcasts musicvideos 24 hours a day. ... TV 2 is a Danish government-owned television station broadcasting from Odense on Funen. ...


Finnish channels

Finlands National Broadcasting Company YLE (Yleisradio in Finnish, Rundradion in Swedish) was founded in 1926. ... Finlands National Broadcasting Company YLE (Yleisradio in Finnish, Rundradion in Swedish) was founded in 1926. ... YLE Extra is a Finnish television channel owned and operated by YLE, the channel launched on 27 April 2007. ... Finlands Svenska Television (FST) is the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLEs Swedish department which provides television programmes in the Swedish language for the Swedish minority in Finland. ... YLE (Yleisradio in Finnish, Rundradion in Swedish), Finlands National Broadcasting Company, was founded in 1926. ... MTV3 is a Finnish commercial television station owned by Bonnier and Proventus. ... Nelonen or (Fyran in Swedish) is a Finnish commercial TV channel. ... MTV Finland is a Finnish version of MTV. The channel is similar to it counterparts in Scandinavia. ... Discovery Channel is a United States-based TV channel founded by John Hendricks. ... The Voice is a Finnish music channel that replaced the now-defunct television channel Viisi in 2004. ...

Icelandic channels

  • RÚV (april 2007)

Ríkisútvarpið (IPA: ) or RÚV (English: The National Icelandic Broadcasting Service) is Icelands main public-service broadcaster. ...

Norwegian channels

The NRK1 Logo, in line with NRKs TV channels logos. ... The NRK2 Logo, in line with NRKs TV channels logos. ... The TV 2 logo TV 2 is Norways most viewed commercial television station. ... TV2 Zebra is a Norwegian television channel showing entertainment programs, interactive programs and live sport. ... TV2 Filmkanalen is a Norwegian movie channel. ... TV2 Nyhetskanalen is a Norwegian television channel broadcasting news 24 hours a day. ... TVNorge (abbreviated TVN; i. ... Rikstoto Direkte is a Norwegian TV channel showing Norwegian and international horse races. ... MTV Norge is a Norwegian 24/7 music channel. ... The Voice TV logo. ...

Swedish channels

SVT1 is one of two television channels broadcast by Sveriges Television in Sweden. ... SVT2 is one of two television channels broadcast by Sveriges Television in Sweden. ... SVT24 or 24 is a Swedish language tv channel broadcasted by Sveriges Television (SVT). ... Barnkanalen (the Children Channel) is a channel from Sveriges Television dedicated to childrens programming. ... Kunskapskanalen (in litteral translation: the Knowledge channel) is a Swedish language television channel broadcasting educational and factual programming between 6 p. ... SVT HD is a Swedish high-definition television channel from from Sveriges Television. ... TV4 AB (previously known as Nordisk Television AB) is a Swedish media company that owns the largest commercial television channel in Sweden, TV4. ... TV4 Plus is a sister channel of Swedish TV4, along with TV400 (youth and entertainment), TV4 Film (movies) and TV4 Fakta (documentaries and science). ... TV4 Film is a movie channel owned by TV4. ... TV400 is an entertainment channel owned by TV4 AB. It is focusing on a younger audience and almost solely broadcasts entertainment programmes. ... TV4 Fakta is a Swedish documentary channel that started broadcast in 2005. ... TV4 Guld is a Swedish television channel devoted to classic programmes such as older television dramas. ... TV4 Komedi is a Swedish television channel that started its broadcast in 2006 as a sisterchannel to TV4, it started its broadcast at the same time as TV4 Guld. ... TV4 Sport-Expressen is a Swedish sports television channel owned by television company TV4 AB (51%) and the tabloid news paper Expressen (49%). The channel was origiannly owned by Expressen who launched the channel on March 17, 2005. ... TV4 HD is a Swedish high-definition television channel from TV4 AB. TV4 made their first broadcasts in HDTV during the 2006 FIFA World Cup when they were broadcasting soccer games on a channel called HD-kanalen (the HD channel) in co-operation with Sveriges Television. ... Kanal 5 is a Swedish commercial television channel. ... Kanal 9 is a commercial television channel owned by the SBS Broadcasting Group broadcasting to Sweden. ... Aftonbladet TV7 is a commercial television channel in Sweden, owned by the newspaper Aftonbladet. ... TV8 is a television channel owned by Modern Times Group broadcasting to Sweden. ... MTV Sweden is a version of MTV Europe which serves the Swedish market. ... Discovery Channel Sweden is the Swedish language version of the Discovery Channel, using a factual entertainment concept similar to the original American channel. ... The Voice TV Sweden is a Swedish language music television channel owned by the SBS Broadcasting Group broadcasting from the United Kingdom. ...

Transnational

This is a hard-core sexual channel shown on Digital TV. It has hot women, and is a very good channel to watch. ... Al Jazeera English is a 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. ... Animal Planet, launched in 1996, is a cable and satellite television network co-owned by Discovery Communications, Inc. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... The old BBC Prime logo used until 1997 BBC Prime is the BBCs general entertainment TV channel in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. ... BBC World is the BBCs international news and current affairs television channel. ... Bloomberg L.P. is a Financial Media Company founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1982. ... Cartoon Network (commonly abbreviated as CN) is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... C More Entertainment is a premium pay-TV Network, targeting the Nordic Countries. ... C More Entertainment is a premium pay-TV Network, targeting the Nordic Countries. ... C More Entertainment is a premium pay-TV Network, targeting the Nordic Countries. ... Canal+ Film HD is a high-definition television channel owned by C More Entertainment showing movies and television series. ... C More Entertainment is a premium pay-TV Network, targeting the Nordic Countries. ... C More Entertainment is a premium pay-TV Network, targeting the Nordic Countries. ... C More Entertainment is a premium pay-TV Network, targeting the Nordic Countries. ... CNBC Europe is a business and financial news channel broadcast in Europe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Discovery Civilisation is a British TV channel devoted to documentaries regarding history and civilisations. ... Discovery Science (also known as Discovery-Based Science) is a scientific methodology which emphasizes analysis of large volumes of experimental data with the goal of finding new patterns or correlations, leading to hypothesis formation and other scientific methodologies. ... Discovery Travel & Living is a channel from Discovery Communications. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... The British version of ESPN Classic launched on March 14, 2006 [1] and is on Sky Digital Channel 442. ... Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 18 different languages. ... Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 20 different languages. ... The Extreme Sports Channel is a UK-owned, Netherlands-based extreme sports television channel available across Europe and the Middle East. ... Hallmark Cards, a privately owned company based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States. ... The History Channel Scandinavia is a television channel showing history-related programmes broadcasting to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. ... For specific versions of Jetix, please click the corresponding link. ... Motors TV is a television channel dedicated to news, documentaries and coverage of motorsport and automobiles, and to a lesser extent motorbikes, boats, aircraft and models. ... NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe. ... National Geographic Channel Scandinavia is a television channel broadcasting documentaries and related programmes to the Nordic countries. ... National Geographic Channel HD is a high definition simulcast of the National Geographic channel. ... Nickelodeon Scandinavia is a childrens channel broadcasting to the Nordic countries. ... For the Playhouse Disney in other countries, see Playhouse Disney around the world. ... Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 16 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service. ... Silver is a movie television channel broadcasting to the Nordic countries broadcasting quality movies, World cinema and independent films. ... Showtime Scandinavia (generally referred to simply as Showtime) is a television channel broadcasting action movies to the Nordic countries operated by NonStop Television. ... Star! Scandinavia is a television channel devoted to entertainment. ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ... The Travel Channel is a cable television network that features documentaries and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... TV Finland is a Finnish television channel available in Europe via satellite and in Sweden, Norway and Estonia also on some cable television networks. ... Twins is a Scandinavian shopping channel broadcasting 24 hours a day. ... VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ...

Cable television

Norway

Sweden

Canal Digital in Sweden expanded into cable television in September 2003 when the cable companies Telenor Vision and Sweden Online were merged into Canal Digital.


Terrestrial television

Canal Digital sells encryption cards for Disney Channel and the Canal+ channels. The package consists of Canal+ Film 1, Canal+ Film 2, Canal+ Sport 1, Canal+ Sport 2 and the Disney Channel. For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... C More Entertainment is a premium pay-TV Network, targeting the Nordic Countries. ... Canal+ Film 1 is a Scandinavian premium television channel showing movies and TV shows. ... Canal+ Film 2 is a Scandinavian premium television channel showing movies and TV shows. ... Canal+ Sport 1 is the name of four Scandinavian sports channels owned by C More Entertainment. ... Canal+ Sport 2 is a Scandinavian sports channel. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ...


IPTV

An IPTV service was launched in Sweden in 2004. It offers most channels on the satellite platform as well as interactive services and video on demand from C More Select, C More On demand, Film2Home and SF Anytime. IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a digital television service is delivered by using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... SF Anytime is a video on demand service owned by Bonnier available in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and primarily offering movies. ...


See also

This is a list of Danish television channels. ... This is a list of television channels broadcasting to Finnish- and Swedish-language audiences in Finland. ... State-owned Stations Ríkissjónvarpið (Rikissjonvarpid) Private-owned Stations Stöð 2 The oldest privately-owned television channel in Iceland (1986). ... This is a list of Norwegian television channels. ... This is a list of television channels that broadcast for a Swedish language audience. ... Telenor (OSE: TEL, NASDAQ: TELN) is the incumbent telecommunications company in Norway, with headquarters located at Fornebu, close to Oslo. ...

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