Yle Fem (Yle Five) was Yle's Finland-Swedish national television channel, providing television programmes in the Swedish language in Finland. It was a public-service channel principally intended for Finland's Swedish-speaking minority. Creating understanding over the language and culture border was also one of the channel's recognized objectives.[1]

Yle Fem
Yle Fem logo.svg
Broadcast areaFinland
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Sister channelsYle Fem HD
Yle TV1
Yle TV2
Yle Teema
Yle TV1 HD
Yle TV2 HD
Yle Teema HD
Launched1988 (programming block)
27 August 2001 (channel)
Closed24 April 2017 (merged with Yle Teema to form YLE Teema and Fem)
Former namesYLE FST
(1988 - August 2006)
(August 2006 - March 2012)
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 5 (SD)
Channel 35 (HD)


Yle Fem was launched in 1988 as a late-evening programming block called FST (Finlands Svenska Television, literally "Finland's Swedish Television") which was broadcast on Monday nights on Yle TV2 and on Tuesday nights on Yle TV1, after the conclusion of MTV3's Kymmenen Uutiset (10pm evening news) on either channel. It was relaunched as its own dedicated channel called YLE FST on 27 August 2001, and was called YLE FST5 from 2006 to 2012[2] 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. Yle Fem and Yle Teema were merged into one network on 24 April 2017, as Yle Teema & Fem.

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

In addition, Yle Fem simulcasts a significant amount of programming from SVT World, the international channel of Sweden's Public Broadcaster SVT.

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