The TV (: Televisio) is located at the player's house in the Kesselinperä area, and in jail. There are two programs which can be seen on the TV; the Topless Gun action movie and the music video for the song Marjatta (which can also be heard on the in-game radio). These programs are on the air from 10:00 to 22:00 each weekday. Every weekend during the rally sprint race broadcast of the race will be shown during the run time showing each of the rally cars.
Peeing on the TV will result in the player's death from electrocution.
Leaving the TV on for extended periods of time can cause a house fire.
The programs on the television are limited to two "shows": Topless Gun, and a music video for Marjatta. A test pattern is displayed during the late-night hours.
The name of the first program, "Topless Gun", is a reference to the developer's Steam and YouTube name, which is ToplessGun. The show is a parody of both Top Gun and possibly Airwolf. The song Taksi mies by Jörkka Sten, which also plays on the radio, plays in the background of the video.
Every weekend, while rally sprint race is taking place, the broadcast will be able to watch at the TV. It will show rally cars driving around, with the name of the driver, from the view of few static cameras, placed all around the map (they cannot be seen). It will also show an dashcam view for each car, with speed included. When a car ends the stage, the "scoreboard" will appear. When the rally ends, the current car just disappears, and other programme shows up. It is definitely most exciting program, although, it's available to see only at Saturday and Sunday.
From 22:00 to 10:00 there is a broadcast break, which shows a test pattern and plays calm piano music known as Klassinen1. Looking directly at the test pattern of the TV at home increases fatigue, which is helpful for going back to sleep if the player has woken up in the middle of the night. Watching the test pattern on the prison TV, however, doesn't increase player's fatigue at all. When the test pattern is on for around 5 minutes, the sounds of chirping birds can be heard. You can listen to it here. and here
The TV can also be used to browse VK-Teksti-TV Teletext pages. This can be done by pressing TV remote control when the television is on. The main use of the Teletext service is to check the current and upcoming weather.while looking at the
The Teletext service has several pages that can be accessed by using the remote control. Each page is three digits long, and the numbers must be entered by looking at the remote control and pressing the number keys on the keyboard (- ). For example, looking at the remote control when the Teletext overlay is on the TV screen and pressing the , and keys in succession will bring the main page (page 100) on the screen.
There are currently 18 different pages available to be browsed in six categories: news, sports, weather, lottery, culture, and free time. All of the pages are written in Finnish, but most of them do not contain useful information:
|Koko Suomi||(entire Finland)||181|
|Ruokavinkki arkeen||(everyday cooking tip)||501|
|Päivän mietelause||(aphorism of the day)||502|
The news section comprises three pages which all contain humorous "news".
Similarly to the news section, the sports section comprises a sports telegram page as well as a sports results page.
The weather section comprises three pages related to weather: the first one is an unhelpful national weather report, the second one is a local weather report, and the last one is a weather warning page.
The paikallissää (local weather) page, 188, contains the only useful information on the Teletext service. It displays the current weather type around Alivieska and shows the current position of the rain clouds. As with the rest of the Teletext service, the weather section is also in Finnish, including the weather types:
|Sää nyt||Current weather|
Similarly to the news and sports sections, the culture section comprises a single humorous culture news page.
The final section comprises two pages: the first is a cooking page which contains some questionable recipes, and the other is a page that contains an aphorism.
- "VK" and "Oy Valtionkanava AB" ("The State Channel, Inc.") is a reference to Yle, in 1990s known as Yleisradio ("The Public Radio"); a public broadcaster nowadays also known as the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation. In remote regions, Yleisradio over-the-air TV channels were the only ones to have any presence until the 1990s. The test pattern also matches the one used by Yleisradio until they implemented 24h overnight text-screen news broadcasting. Yle operates the Teletext service even to this day, even when some other European broadcasters (such as the BBC) have shut their service down.
- Everytime you turn on the TV in Jail, its remote control respawns on the table.
- You cannot get tired from watching the test screen on the Jail TV.
- If you turn on one of the televisions, the other will turn on too, but will not play sound.
- The "local weather" page of the Teletext service shows three other towns/cities of Alivieska: Raittimaa, Lukka, and Alivieska; as well as a third, larger lake to the southwest.
- The cooking recipes pay homage to the Finnish YouTuber Niilo22, who has – amongst other dishes – made oatmeal with rye bread and cheese in his videos.
- When you watch the test picture after 22:00 you get tired much faster.
- In older versions of the game, the TV was different from what we have now.
- The only programme was the test pattern with no sound. Its current music, Klassinen, played at 2 am on the radio instead.
- And even earlier, when the TV was first introduced, it showed a still frame of what seems to be a TV news broadcast from the 90's.