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SVT24 or 24 is a Swedish language tv channel broadcasted by Sveriges Television (SVT). It started broadcasting in 1999 as a dedicated news channel, but has since 2003 extended it's scope to include other current events-related programmes and sports in the weekends. Swedish (   svenska?) is a North Germanic language (also called Scandinavian languages) spoken predominantly in Sweden and in part of Finland, especially along the coast and on the Ã…land islands, by more than nine million people. ... Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ... News channels are television specialty channels that present news content. ...


History

At 13:15 March 15, 1999 the broadcasting of SVT24 started. It started with a news summary followed by an official opening of the CEO of SVT. In the beginning, SVT24 simulcasted with other channels a lot of the time, first in SVT2 and in the summer on SVT1. SVT24 got to take care of extended broadcasts in case of special events. SVT2 is one of two television channels broadcast by Sveriges Television in Sweden. ... SVT1 is one of two television channels broadcast by Sveriges Television in Sweden. ...


The channel broadcasted news every fifteen minutes throughout the weekday. However, there was no broadcasts in the weekends and the nightly broadcasts started some months later. At :00 and :30 SVT24 showed longer bulletins, but the :15 and :45 broadcasts where just news summaries. The channel also broadcasted economic news twice every hour, lots of weather forecasts, reports from the Nordic countries and other featured stories. The material was mostly picked up from other news programmes.


SVT24 used digital technology for broadcasting, so the a bulletin from SVT24 was much cheaper to broadcast than a bulletin from Rapport or Aktuellt. That's why during 1999 and 2000 SVT24 took over all the short bulletins from Rapport and the morning programme was moved to the SVT24 studio. In 2000 SVT24 merged with Rapport and Aktuellt into one central newsdesk. Rapport is one of the most important features or characteristics of unconscious human interaction. ... Opening title of Aktuellt, used since December 6, 2004. ...


After some time, the channel was hit by cost savings. All broadcasts between 9:30 to 16:00 PM seized for some time and the economical news disappeared.


On September 8, 2001, Aktuellt and Rapport moved to a new common studio and got a graphical make-over. That meant that all bulletins in SVT1 got the Rapport brand, making SVT24 only broadcasting digitally (and on SVT1 in the nights). SVT24 moved into the common studio a week later.


In the end of 2002 SVT declared that they where going to launch two new channels. That meant that SVT24 was about to be merged with SVT Extra into a new channel, called only 24. 24 would include a wider ange of programmes than SVT24 did, also including aquired programming, sports events and weekend broadcasts.


The new channel was launched on February 24, 2003. In consisted of short three minute bulletins from Rapport every half hour. Between these many different programs where shown. In the day-time this consisted of 24 Direkt ("24 Live", Swedish version of C-Span), 24 Måndag-Fredag ("24 Monday-Friday") and reruns of the evening programmes. The prime time show at 20:00 was 24 minuter ("24 minutes"), a daily chat show hosted by Claes Elfsberg. Other prime time shows included 24 Nöje ("24 Entertainment"), 24 Konsument ("24 Consumer"), Sverige Nu ("Sweden Now") and aquired programming such as Saturday Night Live, documentaries and World News from BBC World. During the weekends, the "interactive news service" 24 Vision and sport events where shown. C-SPAN (the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) was the first United States cable television network dedicated to 24-hour coverage of government and public affairs. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show from NBC which has been broadcast virtually every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... BBC World News ident, currently used after relaunch in December 2003. ...


In the autumn of 2003 the channel was hit by cost savings. The short bulletins where now only shown every hour in the daytime and 24 Direkt stared occupying the rest of the day-time schedule. New shows included a taped radio show, Lantz i P3. In 2004 the aquired programming and BBC World disappeared. 24 Konsument and 24 Nöje where however transformed into daily news casts and sport bulletins where included in the evening. BBC World News ident, currently used after relaunch in December 2003. ...


Name

The channel started out as SVT24, but was renamed in 2003 to 24. This name was however hard to use, so variants such as 24:an ("the 24") occured along with the old name. About a year later the name SVT24 started to appear in EPG:s and programme schedules again. An electronic program (or programme) guide, or EPG, is a program schedule, typically broadcast alongside digital television or radio signals. ...


Distirbution

The channel is broadcasted free-to-air in the digital terrestrial television network in Sweden and Åland. Much of the time the channel is also simulcasted with SVT Europa. Satellite transmissions are made from the Thor and Sirius satellites, but are encrypted. A decoding card from Viasat or Canal Digital is needed to view the channel. The two largest cable networks (com hem and UPC) broadcast the channel in an analogue version. Free-to-air is a phrase used to describe television and radio broadcasts which are available without subscription and without decryption (pay-TV). ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels (SDTV) and/or better quality of picture (EDTV, HDTV) and sound (AC3, Dolby Digital) through a conventional aerial instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... National motto: none Official language Swedish Capital Mariehamn Governor Peter Lindbäck Premier Roger Nordlund Total Area  - Land  - Water 6,784 km² 1,527 km² 5,258 km² Population  - Total (2005)  - Density 26,711 17. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... The position of Sirius Sirius (α CMa / α Canis Majoris / Alpha Canis Majoris) is the brightest star in the nighttime sky, with a visual apparent magnitude of −1. ... Viasat is a television network owned by Modern Times Group. ... The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... UPC is a three letter acronym that can stand for: Uganda Peoples Congress Ultra Personal Computer Unified Parallel C Uniform Plumbing Code Union des Populations du Cameroun United Pan-Europe Communications United Pentecostal Church United Poultry Concerns United Presbyterian Church Universal Product Code Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya University...


 
 

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