On 27 August 1989 TV 1000 was born using one of the sixteen transponders on Astra 1A, the very first Astra satellite. This channel was then part of Scan Sat Ltd London, which also owned TV3. So, TV3 was used a lot from the very beginning to promote TV 1000.
At the end of 1987, TV3 started up in Sweden and Denmark, while in Norway people had to wait until late January 1988 to be able to watch this first-ever private Scandinavian tv channel. This was due to the national monopoly situation in the country, but TV3 finally broke it
Here you can see the very first ident that TV 1000 had in 1989. TV 1000, which is now Viasat Film in Scandinavia, was the second movie channel here after FilmNet. In the start, the channel broadcasted from 16.00 to 01.00 in weekdays and from 08.00 to 04.00 in weekends.