TV2, Norway’s quasi-commercial terrestrial network, has launched the country’s first 24-hour news channel.
Nyhetskanalen went live today (January 15) and forms part of TV2’s recently launched broadband TV service. Nyhetskanalen has also secured capacity on the digital cable and satellite platform Canal Digital; cable operator Get and IPTV networks Lyse, iVisjon and Homebase.
Viewers in Norway can watch all the channels in the TV2 portfolio at speeds of up to 1,300Kbit/s. The channels included are TV2, TV2 Zebra, TV2 Film and Nyhetskanalen.
The linear channels have been geographically restricted to Norway although the on demand content is available outside the country.
TV2 has now rebranded all of its broadband, IPTV and mobile services as TV2 Sumo.