National Association of Open Channels in Sweden, Goeteborg (SE)
The Open Channel is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1993 and the first program was broadcasted on the 23rd of March in 1995. It is a so-called “public access” channel.
The organisation’s purpose is to give the public free tv-publicity and contribute to increase democracy and freedom of speech. Public access is a relatively new occurrence in Sweden, but it has precursors from decades mainly in Germany and the USA.
The Open Channel broadcasts tv-programs which are produced mainly by the members of the organisation. They represent a broad spectrum of Gothenburg, everything from small non-profit cultural and immigrant’s organisations to established companies and university institusions.
The Open Channel broadcasts 24 hours a day. Today it reaches about 230.000 households in Gothenburg, Partille, Mölndal, Härryda and Kallered and also 8000 hotel-rooms and student-flats in Gothenburg.
Official site of of Open Channels in Sweden