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Encyclopedia > TV8 (Sweden)
TV8
Launched 1997
Owned by Viasat
Audience share ~0.4% (Nov '06, MMS)
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Sweden
Website http://www.tv8.se/
Availability
Boxer TV Access Channel 23
Satellite
Canal Digital
Viasat
Cable
Com Hem Channel 58

TV8 is a television channel owned by Modern Times Group broadcasting to Sweden. It focuses on news, current affairs, documentaries and drama. Viasat is a DBS distributor and TV broadcaster, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group. ... Boxer TV Access is the Swedish digital terrestrial television (DTT) pay-TV-provider. ... 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. ... 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. ...


The channels was started by the private equity firm Ratos in 1997 and was sold to MTG in 1999.


TV8 timeshared for some years with the Scandinavian History Channel in the evening and Bloomberg Television in the night and daytime; TV8 themselves did only broadcast for a few hours in the late evening. Bloomberg was swapped for the Fox News Channel for the War in Iraq in 2003. Fox News continued after this, but Bloomberg returned to broadcast on some key slots during the day in December 2003. In November 2004, MTG launched their own historical channel Viasat History in the Nordic region. This meant that the History Channel was shut down and replaced by TV8's own programmes. The Fox News broadcasts were discontinued in September 2006. They where replaced by English language programming from Deutsche Welle and reruns of TV8 programming. The History Channel is a cable television channel, dedicated to the presentation of historical events and persons, often with frequent observations and explanations by noted historians as well as reenactors and witnesses to events, if possible. ... Bloomberg Television is the name of a number of cable television networks around the world that broadcast business and financial news 24 hours a day. ... The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ... viasat history is an documentary channel owned by viasat. ...


TV8 did broadcast terrestrially for a short period of time during 1999-2001. They returned to the terrestrial network in 2004. In December 2006, TV8 was launched on the Canal Digital satellite platform and thereby became the first channel that MTG made available to their competitors. 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. ...

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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