DNA to debut Universal Electronics KITA remote

Finnish telco DNA has selected Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) to debut the smart home device maker’s Android TV remote control, UEI KITA. The remote, which has been awarded the RedDot award for its fit, form and function, is focused on being thinner and easier to hold than comparable remotes. It features a rechargeable battery via […]

Finland’s DNA launches second-generation of Android-based Hubi

Finnish service provider DNA has launched the second generation of its DNA Hubi Android-based set-top box. The new box is described as smaller and twice as efficient as the previous devices. The device enables users to combine TV channels, streaming and other applications in a single interface and also includes voice-based search. The first DNA […]

Finland’s DNA names new CEO

Jussi Tolvanen has been named as the new president and CEO of Telenor-owned Finnish service provider DNA. The company’s current president and CEO, Jukka Leinonen, will become the full-time head of the Telenor Group’s Nordic Cluster. Tolvanen will take up his new role on October 11. He is currently the CEO of Microsoft in Finland and previously […]

Finland’s DNA adds Amazon Prime Video to TV Hubi service

      Finnish cable and telecom service provider DNA has added Amazon Prime Video to its Android TV-based DNA TV Hubi offering. Amazon Prime Video joins Netflix, Disney+ and Paramount+ on the DNA platform. The Finnish telco said it was seeing increased demand for new streaming services, citing its own Digital Lifestyles survey, which […]

DNA picks Simply.TV for metadata services

Finish cable operator DNA has signed a multi-year deal with metadata provider Simply.TV. DNA said that the partnership will take its TV platform “to the next level,” with Simply.TV providing metadata for all aspects of its TV service.  Following a thorough vendor assessment, Simply.TV has mapped more than 200,000 historical programmes on DNA’s platform with […]

DNA strikes ‘world first’ deal to combine Netflix with broadband access

Finnish cable and telecom group DNA has struck a deal with Netflix that will allow it combine its home broadband service and a Netflix family subscription covering 4K content on up to four devices in a single order and one invoice. In what the telco describes as a “world first”, DNA’s broadband connection will be […]

DNA secures hockey package in deal with Telia’s MTV

Finnish service provider DNA has struck a deal with Telia-owned Finnish broadcaster MTV to bring the latter’s Telia Liigapassi and Telia Liigapassi UHD ice-hockey channels to the DNA TV service. The Telia League Pass includes all League games across seven channels as well as one studio-based channel. Acable package is available for DNA’s cable homes, […]

DNA turns to Edgeware for next-gen TV service

Finnish cable and telecom provider DNA has tapped technology outfit Edgeware’s StreamBuilder content processing platform as the key building block in its next-generation DNA TV service. Expanding its existing use of Edgeware’s CDN technology, DNA has added StreamBuilder’s functionalities such as video-on-demand, content ingest, network DVR recordings, and just in time packaging, to enhance its […]

DNA sees TV base decline

Finnish service provider DNA saw its TV base decline by 13% year-on-year to 293,000, while ARPU from TV fell by 7% to €6. Q1 fixed broadband and TV revenues were flat year-on-year at €36 million. Overall, DNA said that the overall number of fixed network subscriptions – voice, broadband and cable pay TV – increased by […]

YLE HD to end terrestrial distribution in March

Finnish broadcaster YLE will cease broadcasting on DNA’s VHF terrestrial network at the end of March, the company has confirmed.  It had previously been announced that DNA will shut its VHF digital-terrestrial network and give up its DTT licence in 2020 as it repositions to focus on cable and broadband distribution of TV services. The […]

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