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Encyclopedia > SVT HD
SVT HD
Launched October 20, 2007
Owned by Sveriges Television
Country Sweden
Availability
Satellite
Canal Digital
Cable
Com Hem

SVT HD is a Swedish high-definition television channel from from Sveriges Television. The channel broadcasts high-definition simulcasts of programmes from the other SVT channels if a HD version is available. Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ... Canal Digital was founded in March 1997 as a joint venture between the French pay-TV company CANAL+ and the Norwegian state-telecommunications operator Telenor. ... Com Hem, Com Hem Communications AB of Sweden, supplies triple play services that include cable TV, Digital television, broadband and telephony. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ... Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ...


The channel has its origins in a channel called HD-kanalen were SVT and TV4 AB jointly broadcast the 2006 FIFA World Cup. This channel was transmitted by satellite from Canal Digital and from a few terrestrial transmitters. When the World Cup ended, the terrestrial frequencies were shut down. HD-kanalen did however continue on satellite, mostly broadcasting test films and promos from SVT HD and an experimental simulcast of The Marriage of Figaro in August. TV4 AB (previously known as Nordisk Television AB) is a Swedish media company that owns the largest commercial television channel in Sweden, TV4. ... Qualifying countries Italian team celebrating the cup July. ... Canal Digital was founded in March 1997 as a joint venture between the French pay-TV company CANAL+ and the Norwegian state-telecommunications operator Telenor. ... Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans: ), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro (1784). ...


In October 2006, HD-kanalen became SVT HD and started simulcasting programmes from the other SVT channels. The first programme was the feature film Lost in Translation broadcast on October 20, follwed the next by SVT's 50th anniversary show Välkommen på 50-årsfest which was the first live programme produced by SVT that was broadcast in high-definition. It has been suggested that Lost on Location be merged into this article or section. ...


The first autumn in service SVT HD did broadcast the Swedish dramas En uppstoppad hund, Mästerverket, Snapphanar and AK3 and the movies Girl with a Pearl Earring, 21 Grams and House of Sand and Fog. The first children's programme was the Christmas calendar LasseMajas Detektivbyrå, the first current affairs programme was Böglobbyn and the first documentary was the environmental documentary Planeten. The first live sports broadcast on SVT HD (not including the 2006 World Cup) will be the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007. Scarlett Johansson as Griet Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 United Kingdom/Luxembourg drama film directed by Peter Webber. ... 21 Grams is a 2003 drama written by Guillermo Arriaga and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. ... House of Sand and Fog is a 1999 novel by Andre Dubus III. In 2003, the novel was adapted into a movie by Vadim Perelman. ...


Initially the channel was only available on satellite from Canal Digital, but on December 12, 2006 the cable network Com Hem launched its high-definition service consisting of four channels, of which SVT HD was one of them. Com Hem, Com Hem Communications AB of Sweden, supplies triple play services that include cable TV, Digital television, broadband and telephony. ...

Swedish television channels
Public service channels
SVT1 | SVT2 | SVT24 | Barnkanalen | Kunskapskanalen | UR
Commercial channels
TV4 | TV4 Plus | TV400 | TV4 Film | TV4 Fakta | TV4 Guld | TV4 Komedi | Sport-Expr.
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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