Elisa to launch HD over-the-air in Estonia

Finnish service provider Elisa’s Estonian arm is to start broadcasting digital-terrestrial channels in HD as part of its Elisa Klassik offering. Elisa has teamed up with local transmission services provider Levira to launch over-the-air HD channels, kicking off with broadcasts from the. Tallinn TV tower and Kristiine transmitter sites, andat the Haapsalue and Pehka transmitters […]

Elisa taps Netgem for Estonian Binge

Finland’s Elisa, owner of Estonian cable and mutliplay operator Starman Group, has tapped Netgem to provide the technology for the pair’s new multiscreen TV service, Binge TV. Binge TV was launched at the end of July as the first fruit of Elisa’s acquisition of Starman from its previous owner, East Capital Explorer. The service was […]

Starman unveils new smart TV platform

Estonian cable operator Starman and its Finnish owner Elisa have jointly unveiled a new smart TV platform for Starman customers, designed to help them find relevant content quickly and easily, according to the pair. The new service will offer access to thematic areas focused on music, sports, kids content and adult content as well as […]

Finland’s Elisa acquires Estonia’s Starman

Finnish telecom and cable group Elisa is to acquire leading Estonian cable operator Starman for €151 million in cash. Elisa acquired Starman from Polaris Invest and Com Holding immediately following the sale by investment group East Capital Explorer of its 63% stake in the operator to Polaris Invest, hitherto a minority shareholder. Polaris had been […]

Elisa claims broadband first

Finnish cable and telecom operator Elisa has claimed a world first by delivering a broadband speed of 1.9Gbps in its 4G mobile test network. Elisa said it was the first operator globally to reach this speed. The record was set using technology from Huawei. The current maximum speed provided by Elisa over its network is […]

Elisa adds Fight Sports

CSI Sports has struck a carriage deal for its HD channel Fight Sports with Finnish cable operator Elisa, its second carriage deal in the country. In addition to its Finnish deal, Fight Sports has secured carriage with Indonesia’s MNC Sky Vision and has renewed its deal with Papua New Guinea’s Hitron. The channel’s programming line-up […]

Elisa chooses Agama for EpicTV

Finnish telco Elisa is to use Agama Technologies’ DTV Monitoring Solution to provide quality assurance for its EpicTV over-the-top TV service. Elisa, which serves about 3.6 million consumer and corporate customers in the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Russia, launched OTT extreme sports service EpicTV across iPads, Android tablets and smartphones, PCs and connected TVs […]

Edgeware announces Dutch, Finnish customer wins

Distributed video specialist Edgeware has announced customer wins in the Netherlands and Finland. Dutch cable operator Ziggo is using Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) system, managed by the Convoy VDN software suite, to provide multiscreen services to its internet subscribers, giving them subscribers access to live TV channels on iPads, iPhones and iPods. Finnish […]

EpicTV teams up with Tvinci

EpicTV, operated by Finnish service provider Elisa, has chosen over-the-top TV technology company Tvinci to provide a pan-European service for connected devices. EpicTV, which delivers a service based around adventure sports to a pan-European audience, is using Tvinci to deliver a personalised viewing experience across iPad, Android, PC and connected TV, the latter delivered by […]