Yle Fem

Yle Fem
Launched 1988 (programming block)
August 27, 2001 (channel)
Owned by Yle
Picture format 16:9
Audience share 1.5% (2013, [1])
Country  Finland
Language Swedish
Broadcast area Finland
Formerly called YLE FST
(1988 - August 2006)
(August 2006 - March 2012)
Sister channel(s) Yle Fem HD
Yle TV1
Yle TV2
Yle Teema
Yle TV2 HD
Yle Teema HD
Website svenska.yle.fi/fem
Digital Channel 5
Channel 35 (HD)
Thor 3 12.054 GHz H
Canal Digital Channel 6
Elisa Channel 5
dna Welho Channel 5
Channel 25 (HD)

Yle Fem (Yle Five) is Yle's Finland-Swedish national television channel, providing television programmes in the Swedish language in Finland. It is a public-service channel principally intended for Finland's Swedish-speaking minority. Creating understanding over the language and culture border is also one of the channel's recognized objectives.[2]

Yle Fem was previously known as YLE FST5[3] (Finlands Svenska Television, literally "Finland's Swedish Television") but the name was changed because the viewers thought the name was only a combination of letters (Fem is Swedish for five.). Initially, Finlands Svenska Television's output was formerly included in the programming of Yle's two main television channels, TV1 and TV2. However, since September 1, 2007, all of Yle's Swedish-language television programmes are now broadcast exclusively on digital channel FST5.

TV programmes

Old logo, used 2007-2012
Old logo, used until 2007
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See also


  1. "Results From The TV Audience Measurement". Finnpanel. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  2. Description on the channel's web site (translation)
  3. YLE FST5 changes name to Yle Fem
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