|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Owner||Modern Times Group|
|Sister channels|| TV3 |
|Launched||27 March 1995 (original)|
1 January 2002 (relaunch)
|Closed||1 July 1996 (original)|
8 September 2007 (relaunch)
|Replaced by||Viasat 4|
ZTV Norway was a Norwegian entertainment television channel. Its programming consisted of music videos, movies and sitcoms.
The channel was launched in Norway for the first time in 1995. It was unsuccessful, however, and it closed down in 1996.
In 2002, ZTV returned to Norway, replacing the Viasat Plus channel. The second time around it quickly established itself as popular with younger viewers, this time with a greater emphasis on music and especially Norwegian artists.
On September 8, 2007 the channel had its last broadcast, and was replaced by Viasat 4.
TV3 is the brand name used by Viasat's flagship channels in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Hungary, and Finland. Viasat is part of the Swedish media company Modern Times Group. The first TV3 channel was launched on New Year's Eve 1987, breaking the monopoly on broadcasting in the Scandinavian languages.
ZTV was a Swedish television channel owned by Viasat. Launched in February 1991, as a daily afternoon show on TV3 and TV4, it became a channel of its own on Swedish cable networks in May 1992. The intention was to create a Swedish version of MTV and thus the focus was primarily on music. Since May 2006, most of its programming consisted of music videos. ZTV's last day was August 1, 2010 for all customers except for Boxer and Com Hem, who continued to distribute the channel indefinitely in a limited version. MTG's new sports channel TV10 took over the transmissions of other operators.
Modern Times Group (MTG) is a digital entertainment company based in Stockholm, Sweden. MTG was formed out of the media holdings of investment company Kinnevik, which in 1997 was distributed to the company stockholders. Today MTG operates as a strategic and operational investment holding company managing a unique portfolio including esports businesses ESL and DreamHack, gaming companies InnoGames and Kongregate as well as digital network company Zoomin.TV.
Viasat is a satellite and pay television brand, co-owned by the Swedish media group Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) in the Nordic countries, Sony Pictures Television in Hungary, and by Viasat World internationally. Founded in Sweden in 1991, Viasat has previously been owned by Modern Times Group. The channels of both companies are broadcast from London.
V Film is a group of premium movie channels broadcasting in the Nordic countries owned by Nordic Entertainment Group.
Viasat Plus was a television channel established to entertain audience between the ages of 15–80. The channel broadcast re-runs of sit-coms shown on TV3 earlier and soap operas. Viasat Plus was broadcast in Norway, and was replaced by ZTV in 2002. In Denmark there is a similar channel TV3+.
Nickelodeon is a children's channel broadcasting in Denmark, Norway and Finland. It broadcasts programming from the similarly branded channels in the United Kingdom and the United States as well as a few locally produced programmes.
TV6 is a Swedish free-to-air television channel broadcasting owned by Nordic Entertainment Group. It has origins in the youth channel ZTV that started broadcasting in the early 1990s. In 2004, MTG started repositioning the channel by introducing sports broadcasts and other programming that mainly targeted men.
Viasat Sport 2 was a Scandinavian soccer channel. The channel started February 1, 2004 together with Viasat Sport 3. Viasat Sport 2 has the rights to Manchester United TV and Chelsea TV. Viasat Sport 2 also shows the UEFA Champions League, the Dutch Eredivise, the Danish SAS Ligaen, the French Ligue 1, the UEFA Euro Qualifications, the FA Cup,The Italian Serie A, Football League Championship, Coppa Italia and the World Cup qualifications.
Viasat Nature is a television channel owned by international media company, Viasat World LTD. The channel has a focus on animals and their owners, blue-chip, classic wildlife, ER and animal rescue, the natural world, and parks and sanctuaries. Viasat Nature is a 24-hour channel, broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and Commonwealth of Independent States.
TV3 is a Swedish pay television channel owned by Nordic Entertainment Group. It was launched on 31 December 1987 by businessman Jan Stenbeck.
V Sport is the common brand of several sports channels targeting the Nordic countries, owned by Nordic Entertainment Group. The brand has been introduced in June 2020, replacing the former brands Viasat Sport and Viasport. Its main competitors are C More Sport and Eurosport.
Digital terrestrial television was launched in Sweden in 1999. The shutdown of the analogue equivalent started on September 19, 2005, and was finalized on October 15, 2007.
National Geographic Channel is a Nordic free-to-air television channel broadcasting documentaries and related programmes to the Nordic countries.
V4 is a television channel broadcasting to Norway owned by the Modern Times Group. The channel was launched test on 28 September 2007, a week 14 June 2014 after the launch of the digital terrestrial television network in Norway, replacing ZTV which ceased broadcasting shortly before.
Telia Digital TV is an IPTV distribution platform in Sweden owned by Telia Company. It was launched in January 2005 from a few locations.
Tele2Vision was a Swedish cable television distributor owned by Tele2 that was started in 1986.
Power Hit Radio is an Estonian dance music radio station owned by Mediainvest Holding AS in Estonia which belongs to Swedish media company Modern Times Group (MTG). It transmits on Tallinn 102.1 FM, Pärnu 103.9 FM, and Tartu 89.7 FM.
V Sport Football is a Swedish television channel dedicated to football. The channel was launched on October 17, 2008, and became the primary home to most of Viasat's football broadcasts, which at the time included UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup, Ligue 1 and Premier League.
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