DNA gets green light for sale of terrestrial pay TV unit

Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA has secured a regulatory green light for the sale of its digital-terrestrial pay TV business to rival digital-terrestrial platform operator Digita. The transfer of the DTT business to Digita will now be completed on January 1 2020. DNA said that its DTT offering is a small part of its […]

Finland’s DNA bows out of digital-terrestrial market with sale to Digita

Finnish service provider DNA has agreed to sell its digital-terrestrial pay TV business to rival service provider Digita Oy. According to the agreement struck by the pair, DNA’s. DTT pay TV business will be transferred to Digita at the beginning of January. DNA said that the DTT business was a small part of its overall […]

Finland’s terrestrial TV to go all-HD in 2020

TV operators in the Finnish terrestrial broadcasting network have agreed to move entirely to HD and cease using the SD format from March 31, 2020. Transmission company Digita said that the operators have agreed that free-to-air channels will all simultaneously adopt the DVB-T2 broadcasting technology that enables high definition. Digita said it has already completed […]

Digita taps Nevion for digital-terrestrial move to IP transport

Finnish digital-terrestrial network operator Digita has chosen technology provider Nevio to supply equipment and software to provide transport of signals from its headend to its transmission sites. The contract is part of Digita’s move to migrate its DVB transport infrastructure from legacy technology to IP. Nevion will provide its Virtuoso CP4400 DTT processors at Digita’s […]

HbbTV 1.5 version of OTT TV service Ruutu TV now on Digita

Nelonen Media-owned Finnish OTT TV service Ruutu TV is now available as an HbbTV-based add-on to the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform in partnership with DTT service Digita and TV technology provider Sofia Digital. The service has been available in beta mode on the platform since June, offering catch-up TV and other content. The service now […]

DNA extends DTT offering

Finnish service provider DNA has committed to add new channels, including HD services, to its digital-terrestrial TV platform this year.  DNA is adding 11 new channels to Digita network this month, including services from MTV, Viasat’s sport and movies channels and National Geographic Channel. DNA said its line-up of HD services on its own platform […]

DNA pushes forward with DTT reorganisation

Finnish cable and telecom operator is transferring the MTV Sport 2 and MTV Fakta pay TV channels from the existing Digital digital-terrestrial TV network its own DTT network from September 1 as part of a reorgansiation fo the country’s DTT infrastructure to enable a larger and higher-quality channel offering.  DNA launched its own DVB-T2-based network […]

Digita launches HbbTV with Sofia Digital

Technology provider Sofia Digital has launched HbbTV hybrid broadcast broadband TV services with Digita, the digital terrestrial pay TV and radio network operator in Finland. HbbTV services are now available in the Finnish nation-wide TV distribution system. In the first phase, launched at the beginning of March, Digita is offering red button functionality with an enhanced programme guide […]

Australian PE group to buy Finland’s Digita from TDF

Australian private-equity group First State Investments is to acquire Finnish digital-terrestrial pay TV operator Digita from France’s TDF. TDF said the sale of the operator was in line with its strategy to focus on its two largest core markets, France and Germany, and to develop its media services business unit. Marcus Ayre, head of infrastructure […]