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C More Max is a Finnish pay television channel owned and operated by MTV3. The channel started broadcasting in November 2006 and was originally dedicated to F1 coverage.

C More Max
Launched1 November 2006
Owned byMTV Oy
Audience share1.0% (2009, [1])
SloganMiesten Etuoikeus! ("Men's privilege!")
CountryFinland
Formerly calledMTV3 Max (2006-2013)
MTV Max (2013-2017)
ReplacedMTV3+
(November 2002 - November 2006)
Sister channel(s)MTV3
MTV3 HD
Sub
AVA (HD)
C More Sport 1 (HD)
C More Sport 2 (HD)
C More Juniori
C More (HD)
Availability
Terrestrial
PlusTV or Digita-
dna Welho-
Satellite
Canal Digital-
Cable
Elisa-
Sonera-
dna Welho-
IPTV
Elisa-

Contents

HistoryEdit

As MTV3+Edit

In November 2002, MTV3 announced the launch of a digital-only channel named MTV3+ focusing mobile games and soap opera re-runs. They were granted a terrestrial minilicense and most of Finland's cable operators carried it.

The channel got a full license in January 2004 and with its possibilities, Formula 1, ice hockey's SM-liiga, Finnish Floorball League, boxing, ski jumping, alpine skiing and some other sports broadcasts were added to the channel's programming. But at the same time, the channel partially turned into a pay-TV channel with a one-time fee of €20 (for Formula 1 & SM-liiga, there was also an extra fee of €70 each). MTV3 used the old minilicense of MTV3+ to create another channel, MTV3+ Extra, which showed overtime periods of SM-liiga matches.

The channel did not focus solely on sports: movies, court sessions and live coverage of reality series were added, while the most notable broadcast was the Tony Halme drug trial in 2004.

Relaunch as MTV3 MaxEdit

 
MTV3 MAX logo

On 1 November 2006, 4 years from the channel's beginning, MTV3+ was quit with a very small notice of 28 hours. The channel got replaced by four new pay-TV channels, MTV3 MAX, MTV3 Fakta, Sub Leffa and Sub Juniori.

Sports programmingEdit

Other programmingEdit

MTV3's Formula One TeamEdit

  • Niki Juusela - Current race commentary for live broadcasts from 2017.
  • Oskari Saari - Race commentary for live broadcasts from 2004 to 2016. Matti Kyllönen has previously provided commentary for the hour-long race summary shown on MTV3.
  • Erkki Mustakari - Reporter and interviewer as well as occasional co-commentator with Saari (such as replacing Jyrki Järvilehto in 2010).
  • Timo Pulkkinen - On-track reporter and interviewer for races. Also occasional commentator for Friday practice sessions.
  • Mika Salo - Saari's new co-commentator in 2011.
  • Ossi Oikarinen - co-commentator since 2013.
  • Toni Vilander - co-commentator since 2014.

MTV3's Ice Hockey teamEdit

MTV3's Ski sports teamEdit

Cross-CountryEdit

Ski jumpingEdit

Nordic combinedEdit

  • Mika Saukkonen - Commentator.
  • Jani Rajalin - Commentator.
  • Hannu Manninen - Co-commentator.

Alpine skiingEdit

  • Antti Haajanen - Commentator.
  • Sami Uotila - Co-commentator.

MTV3's MotoGP teamEdit

  • Marko Terva-aho - Commentator.
  • Mika Kallio - Co-commentator.
  • Matti Kiiveri - Co-commentator.
  • Vesa Kallio - Co-commentator.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandell, Lena; Lamberg, Anna-Leena (3 February 2010). "Television viewing in Finland 2009" (PDF). Finnpanel. Retrieved 3 August 2011.