Axess TV

Axess TV
Launched May 27, 2006
Owned by Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.1% (2010, MMS[1])
Slogan The Swedish Culture Channel
Country Sweden
Digital terrestrial Channel 25
Com Hem Channel 42

Axess TV is a Swedish television channel belonging to the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation. It is mainly devoted to cultural and science programmes. The Ax:son Johnson Foundation applied for a license to broadcast in the Swedish digital terrestrial television network in the autumn of 2005. The channel was awarded a license to broadcast free-to-air in the Weekends in February 2006. Trial broadcasts started on May 27th 2006. The first weekend contained the opera Dialogues of the Carmelites, the British sitcom Yes Minister, a discussion programme and a documentary. The channel had a full launch on September 23rd 2006. From February 1, 2010, Axess is no longer free-to-air, but is available as part of a pay-channel package from Boxer. It has also changed compression to MPEG-4.


  1. Årsrapport 2010 (PDF), Mediamätning i Skandinavien
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