DNA taps Booxmedia and Verimatrix for OTT upgrade

Finnish telco DNA has tapped Amino group-owned technology company Booxmedia and content security specialist Verimatrix to upgrade its DNA TV OTT service. Booxmedia is providing an integrated cloud-based TV platform, while Verimatrix is securing the service via its VCAS for Internet TV system. According to the parties involved, the integrated cloud-based platform will enable DNA […]

Yle expands DTT HD offering

Finnish public broadcaster Yle has made its four HD channels available via DNA’s digital-terrestrial network. Yle has made Yle Fem HD and Yle Teema HD, available to DTT viewers. The move will mean that Yle Fem HD boosts its DTT coverage while Yle Teema HD will be available on DTT for the first time. The […]

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 launches 4K channel on cable

Finnish service provider DNA has become one of the first cable operators to make a 4K ultra HD service available on its network. DNA is broadcasting the Eutelsat Hot Bird 4K1 demonstration channel in test mode, with the broadcast content viewable by visitors to Helsinki’s Samsung Experience Store on a Samsung curved UHD TV. The […]

Plus TV write-down hits DNA profit

Finnish service provider DNA’s profit for the quarter to September took a hit from the write-down of the company’s Plus TV brand as it migrated its TV services to the DNA Welho brand.  DNA posted an operating loss of €2.6 million on a non-recurring charge of €23.3 million, €10.3 million of which was related to […]

DNA cloud TV service passes milestone

Finnish telecom operator DNA’s Welho MatkaTV cloud TV service has now passed the milestone of 100,000 subscribers, following the addition of sports content from commercial broadcasters MTV and Viasat. DNA has also made MatkaTV available via the Google Chromecast HDMI dongle, enabling Chromecast users to view cloud-delivered recordings and TV channels on the main screen. […]

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 […]

DNA makes Viasat Sport offering available to DTT subscribers

Finnish 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 […]

DNA names new CIO

Finnish service provider DNA has named Janne Aalto as its new chief information officer, replacing Taneli Ropponen, who will continue in the role of chief operating officer. Aalto, who will take up his post on June 2, is a digital media expert and was previously responsible for advertising and publishing business at online video specialist […]

Finns turn on to HD

Forty per cent of Finnish TV viewers surveyed by service provider DNA now watch HD channels, up from 28% in 2012. DNA said over half of cable viewers watched HD services compared to under a third of digital terrestrial viewers. DNA operates both cable and DTT networks. DNA’s survey found that only 15% of viewers […]