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 […]

Tablet TV proves popular with Finns

Over a third of Finnish internet users have a tablet device and two in five of tablet owners use their device to watch TV programmes, according to a survey by Finnish service provider DNA. According to the survey, 33% of respondents now use a tablet, up from 18% last year. Of those, 51% said they […]

DNA adds to pay TV base

Finnish telco DNA now has over 300,000 pay TV customers across its cable and terrestrial networks, while overall cable TV numbers have slipped slightly to 591,000, down 1,000 on the previous quarter. DNA’s combined fixed-line voice, broadband and cable TV base fell to 1,016,000, down from 1,027,000 a year earlier. Pay TV numbers were boosted […]

DNA combines all TV units under Welho brand

Finnish telecom operator DNA is combining all its TV and fixed-network broadband services in a single company, DNA Welho. The move means that DNA will merge digital-terrestrial pay TV unit Plus TV, which it acquired in September last year, into the new unit. Plus TV operator DigiTV Plus will be renamed as DNA Welho. DNA […]