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The share of North American TV programmes grew last year

The share of North American TV programmes grew last year

News article 14.08.2014 12.49 fi sv en

The share of North American TV programmes grew last year, whereas the number of Finnish programmes declined further, reports the survey commissioned by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The share of North American TV programmes of national free-to-air channels was 45%, whereas the share of Finnish programmes remained in 32%.

Also the shares of Nordic programmes (4%) and programmes produced elsewhere in Europe (16%) declined.

According to the Finnish Television Programming 2013 report, considerable amounts of Finnish programmes, as in previous years, were shown through Yle channels. Of the commercial channels, only MTV and Kutonen presented more Finnish programming than North American productions.

According to Minister of Education and Communications Krista Kiuru, national production, in spite of that, is still an important part of Finnish television offerings.

- For example, more than half of Yle's television programming is national, which contributes to securing a provision of diverse quality TV programming also in the future.