Frikanalen is civil society’s video platform
” The aim of Frikanalen is to strengthen freedom of expression and participatory democracy by giving more people the opportunity to express themselves in the TV medium ”
— The purpose clause of the free channel
In collaboration with our member organisations, we want to develop a video platform without prior censorship, adapted to the needs of Norwegian democracy, organizational life and volunteering.
We offer all our members access to a nationwide TV channel with a broadcasting obligation – which means that all cable providers are obliged to carry our channel, in the same way as NRK.
After extensive voluntary work, we have assessed our channel as stable enough to make contact with providers. We are now on RiksTV and Telenor (Te-We), and in negotiations with Telia.
Work is also underway to facilitate user-controlled live broadcasts directly to our TV channel. In addition to this, we are in the process of developing a good solution for distributing video online. So stay tuned!