- Television in Iceland
This article concerns television in Iceland; its
reception, channels and programmes.
Channels can be received via analogue, or using
broadbandwith the Skjárinnservice from Síminnor Digital Ísland from Vodafone.
The principal channels in
Sjónvarpið/ RÚVThe television channel of the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Available as free-to-viewon the satellite Thor 2, though restricted to Icelandic citizens.
Channels of 365 Media corporation
Stöð 2The oldest privately owned television channel in Iceland ( 1986). Also available as Stöð 2+ with one hour delay.
Stöð 2 Extra(previously called Sirkus) Entertainment channel previously available as free but is now only available as a compliment to Stöð 2 subscription
Stöð 2 BíóMovies 24/7.
Stöð 2 Sport(previously called Sýn) Mostly sports with one hour delay on Stöð 2 Sport+.
Stöð 2 Sport 2(previously called Sýn 2) FA Premier Leagueand The Football League.
Stöð 2 Sport 3, Stöð 2 Sport 4, Stöð 2 Sport 5and Stöð 2 Sport 6Extra channels for special sport events, used mostly for UEFA CL and EPL matches.
Skífan TVMostly music videos. Free channel.
Stöð 2 Sport HDIceland's first HD channel. Launched in October 2007 broadcasting Sýn and Sýn 2 events in 1080i. To start with live games from the FA Premier League and UEFA Champions League. Expect many of Sýn and Sýn 2 sports to be available on Sýn HD in 2008 including major golf tournaments, NBA basketball, Wimbledon tennis, championship boxing and more football. Note: Since Iceland is outside a lot of satellite footprints and HD requiring more bandwidth, many events can only reach Iceland in standard definition although they are available in HD in other countries.
Channels of Iceland telecom
SkjárEinnEntertainment channel - free and run with advertisement revenue only. Also available with one hour delay on SkjárEinn plús
N4Television channel broadcasting only in the town of Akureyri.
Omega Christian televisionchannel,
FasteignasjónvarpiðA channel that offers real estate.
* NFS, now a news service providing news for
Vísir.isand television channels of 365
Skjár tveirWas meant to be an ad-free channel paid for by the viewers. It didn't go as planned and soon merged with Skjár einn.
Stöð þrjúStarted off like Stöð 2 but was bought quickly and shut down.
Skjár sportShowed EPL matches for the seasons 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.
Many programmes are imported from abroad, however local Icelandic programmes are available.The most famous of Iceland's programmes abroad is
Lazy Townand is broadcast in 103 countries worldwide.
List of imported shows
* [http://www.siminn.is/forsida/einstaklingar/sjonvarp/ Sjónvarp Símans]
* [http://www.siminn.co.uk/english/residential/television/ Síminn Television]
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