The new TV night, part 2
Published: Wednesday 2007-05-02.
It is good that there are alternatives to traditional TV, especially since it looks like Norway will not get any free channels in its terrestrial digital TV network. True, NRK will continue to broadcast without encryption, but for NRK we pay a TV license regardless of if it is encrypted or not. It does however look like both the national TV2 and the local channels will all be encrypted and become pay TV, and that MTG will not be given an opportunity to launch its new Viasat 4, a Norwegian version of TV6, as a free channel.
Tragic, but that is what happens when capitalism decides, unlike Sweden
the companies building the Norwegian network have been allowed to form the
contents as they see fit, and then this is what happens.
Personally I live in the city within the reach of cable TV, so I will not
be affected, but for everyone living outside the reach of cables this is
as they say in Norway.