An independently-operated commercial but free Finnish TV channel.
The channel is available only in the biggest cities (and cable networks), so it can't be actually considered a "national channel".
The most of the programs seem to be series, documentaries and other stuff like that. I have to admit they have an excellent evening news package, though.
The name simply means "Four", as it's the fourth freely-available channel (after YLE 1, YLE 2 and MTV3).
The most interesting thing that happened recently was that they have made excellent job in advertising their programs. Example:
- The Sopranos: An outdoors advertisement that had a woman who held a bullet-holed shirt. Quote: "No one will bring Jack back, but OMERTA+ removed the stains!" Excellent parody of OMO's washing powder ad...
- Before the new Economy news program started, they showed commercials that had an economy news program that was half in Hebrew and half in Finnish... (Compare: "It's all Greek to me".) The point was that their economy news program could be actually understood by a "common person".
(There was also a few pretty clever ads for Queer as Folk and The Sopranos, but I'll node those later if I remember...)
They also show Digimon and Powerpuff Girls - they're dubbed (as everything that children could watch are)... Regrettably the Digimon's dubbing was disastrously bad at first (responsible party: Agapio Racing Team), and break told me PPG dub is not good, either (haven't seen it personally).
(Contrast with MTV3: they show Pokémon and got it dubbed almost better than the USAns...)