Canal Digital


Canal Digital

Canal Digital is a Scandinavian television distributor and internet service provider (Norway and Sweden) that was founded in March 1997 as a joint venture between the French pay-TV company Canal+ and the Norwegian state-telecommunications operator Telenor. Since 2001, Canal Digital is fully owned by Telenor.

Canal Digital was originally only broadcasting a DTH satellite service to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, but have since expanded into cable television in Norway and Sweden, digital terrestrial television in Finland and IPTV in Sweden. More than 2.9 million Nordic households and activities are subscribed to their services.Fact|date=June 2007

Unlike its DTH rival, Viasat, Canal Digital does not own a TV-network – they have however secured several multi-year exclusive broadcasting deals with SBS Broadcasting Group, Eurosport, BBC Worldwide and Discovery Communications.

Their satellite broadcasts can be received from the Thor 2 and Thor 3 satellites at 1°W with any DVB receiver equipped with a Conax descrambling module.

atellite television

High-definition television

Canal Digital was the first major distributor in the region to launch high-definition television, HDTV. The first channel, C More HD, was launched in September 2005 using MPEG-2 compression. In June 2006, Canal Digital started broadcasting "HD-kanalen" from Sveriges Television and TV4 AB in Sweden, which did broadcast the 2006 FIFA World Cup in HD using MPEG-4 compression. HD-kanalen became SVT HD in October when SVT expanded their HD broadcasts.

The major launch of HDTV occurred in Sweden in November 2006 when a special high-definition package with Discovery HD Europe and Voom HD launched and C More HD was rebranded as Canal+ HD. The high-definition package is to be released in the other Nordic countries during 2007. High-definition channels launching in 2007 include Canal+ Sport HD in February, National Geographic Channel HD in April, TV4 HD (Sweden only) in May, Silver HD in September and The History Channel HD in December. 2008 brought Kanal 5 HD in January and Eurosport HD in May.

The HD channels were initially offered for as a separate package, but starting on April 1, 2008 this package was dropped in Sweden and the HD channels were included in the "Family" package. [cite press release | pub=Canal Digital Sverige AB | url=http://www.newsdesk.se/view/pressrelease/eurosport-tar-steget-oever-till-hdtv-hos-canal-digital-200977 | title=Eurosport tar steget över till HDTV hos Canal Digital | date=March 10, 2008]

Danish channels

Swedish channels

Transnational

Cable television

Norway

weden

Canal Digital in Sweden expanded into cable television in September 2003 when the cable companies Telenor Vision and Sweden Online were merged into Canal Digital.

Terrestrial television

Canal Digital sells decryption cards for digital television in Finland. Prior to the closedown of the analogue channels, the package consisted of Disney Channel and four Canal+ channels. When the analogue transmitters were closed down, a new multiplex launched bringing Kino TV, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel and MTV Finland to the package. Kino TV is exclusive was exclusive to Canal Digital, while the others were also sold by its competitor, PlusTV. The erotic channel Canal 69 is added on October 1, 2007.

The terrestrial package now consists of:
*Discovery Channel
*Disney Channel
*Kino TV
*Nickelodeon
*MTV Finland
*Canal+ Film 1
*Canal+ Film 2
*Canal+ Sport 1
*Canal+ Sport 2
*Canal 69

Canal Digital have expressed interest in selling encryption cards for the Swedish digital network. The Norwegian terrestrial operator RiksTV is partly owned by Canal Digital's owner Telenor.

IPTV

An IPTV service was launched in Sweden in 2004. It offers most channels on the satellite platform as well as interactive services and video on demand from C More Select, C More On demand, Film2Home and SF Anytime.

et-top boxes

Canal Digital supplies set-top boxes that contains many software bugs. However continuous viewing on one channel is not a problem. Subtitling is sometimes out of sync with up to 10 minutes.

ee also

*List of Danish television channels
*List of Finnish television channels
*List of Icelandic television channels
*List of Norwegian television channels
*List of Swedish television channels
*Telenor - The company that owns Canal Digital

References

External links

* [http://www.canaldigital.com/ Canal Digital]
* [http://www.canaldigital.dk/ Canal Digital in Denmark]
* [http://www.canaldigital.fi/ Canal Digital in Finland]
* [http://www.canaldigital.no/ Canal Digital in Norway]
* [http://www.canaldigital.se/ Canal Digital in Sweden]
* [http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/canaldigital.html Channels on the Canal Digital transponder] from LyngSat.


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