DNA makes Viasat Sport offering available to DTT subscribers

DNAFinnish service provider DNA is to carry Modern Times Group’s Viasat Sport channel package on the Finnish digital-terrestrial network from today. 

Subscribers to the DNA Welho MatkaTV service will also be able to view Viasat’s sports channels on mobile devices.

Viasat’s sports package includes coverage of NHL ice-hockey and Russia’s KHL ice-hockey, which will include Finland’s Jokerit team for the first time this season.

Viasat’s channels were previously available on DNA’s Welho TV cable network, as part of both the Viasat Sport and Viasat Kulta packages, but will now be available on DTT for the first time. The Viasat Hockey Finland channel is available via DNA’s VHF terrestrial network to users with DVB-T2 receivers. The country operates VHF and UHF networks in parallel.

Welho MatkaTV will stream all sports channels included in the Viasat Sport package to smart phones, tablets and desktops. Subscribers of this package can also view the channels included in the package via the MatkaTV service on a TV set using the Google Chromecast media player.

The DNA Welho MatkaTV service, using Booxmedia’s cloud TV technology, is part of both the DNA Welho Viihde cloud service and independently.

Viasat Sport is available on cable and terrestrial networks for €19.95 a month, while the Viasat Kulta cable package costs €29.95 and the MatkaTV service costs €4.95.

“We find it important to be able to offer our customers interesting content which they can receive in full and in as many ways as possible, using both our television networks and mobile devices,” said Jarno Haikonen, director of DNA’s entertainment business.

“We are delighted to enhance our cooperation with Viasat, as their effort to show sports interesting to Finnish viewers, ice hockey fans in particular, will certainly appeal to our customers as well. We are continuously developing our services, and, thanks to the cooperation, we promise that we will continue to announce interesting news.”