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Encyclopedia > TV3 (Sweden)
TV3 Sweden
TV3 logo
Launched December 31, 1987
Owned by Modern Times Group
Audience share 9.5 % (Nov '06, MMS)
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Sweden
Sister channel(s) TV6
Website http://www.tv3.se/
Boxer TV Access
Com Hem Only available in analogue form

TV3 is a television channel targeted at a Swedish language audience owned by Modern Times Group (MTG). It was founded on December 31, 1987 by entrepreneur Jan Stenbeck as joint Scandinavian channel, but Denmark and Norway soon got their own versions of TV3. It was one of the first channels on the Astra 1A satellite. Image File history File linksMetadata Tv3s. ... Modern Times Group (MTG) is a Swedish media company. ... TV6 is a Swedish TV channel broadcast by Viasat. ... Boxer TV Access is the Swedish digital terrestrial television (DTT) pay-TV-provider. ... Viasat is a DBS distributor and TV broadcaster, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group. ... Com Hem, Com Hem Communications AB of Sweden, supplies triple play services that include cable TV, Digital television, broadband and telephony. ... Modern Times Group (MTG) is a Swedish media company. ... Jan Stenbeck (November 14, 1942 in Stockholm, Sweden – August 19, 2002 in Paris, France) was a Swedish media owner. ... Astra 1A was the first satellite launched and operated by Société Européenne des Satellites (SES), now SES Astra. ...

The channel was broadcast from London in order to avoid the tight Swedish advertising rules. It is located in Middlesex, along with the other Viasat channels. Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... Viasat is a DBS distributor and TV broadcaster, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group. ...

The programming output is mixed and several kinds of programs have been shown on the channel over the years. In 2006, it has settled as a channel mostly for entertainment with an outspoken slight female approach. In addition to imported series and sitcoms, TV3 does also show many major sporting events, factual programs, news updates, reality series, game shows and morning children's programs.

Acquired programming on TV3 include The Simpsons, Navy CIS, The Nanny, Weeds and My Name Is Earl. Original programming includes reality and game shows like Expedition: Robinson (Bought from SVT after Season 7) as well as some factual and news programs. Simpsons redirects here. ... NCIS is a CBS network television series about a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Navy. ... The Nanny was an American sitcom that aired from November 3, 1993 to May 12, 1999 on CBS. It starred Fran Drescher as the nanny named Fran (as Ann Hampton Callaway sang in the theme she wrote). ... Weeds may be: Weed, an undesired plant growth (weeds, plural) Slang for Cannabis, the herb used for its psychoactive effects, but also grown into hemp Weeds (television), the 2005 Showtime television series starring Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins. ... My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ...

TV3 is available in virtually all cable networks, as well as from MTG's own satellite platform Viasat. It is not available on the competing Canal Digital satellite platform, however. Viasat is a DBS distributor and TV broadcaster, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group. ... 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. ...

Although MTG applied for analogue terrestrial licences several times, they never received one. When digital terrestrial television (DTT) started in 1999 TV3 did get a license and started broadcasting in 2000, but they decided to withdraw their terrestrial broadcasts in August 2001. In 2003, they applied for a licence again and started broadcasting in the DTT network again in March 2004. This time they decided to broadcast free-to-air, but the signal got scrambled in September, being only available to Boxer subscribers. Free-to-air is a phrase used to describe television and radio broadcasts which are available without subscription and without decryption (pay-TV). ... Boxer TV Access is the Swedish digital terrestrial television (DTT) pay-TV-provider. ...

External link

  • Official site (Swedish)
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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