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Telenor taking full control of DNA, unveils ‘Nordic cluster’ plan

Telenor now owns a 95% stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA after launching a mandatory tender offer for the shares in the company it does not already own, and has unveiled plans to create a new ‘Nordic cluster’ within the group with new management. Telenor’s launch of a mandatory offer follows its acquisition […]

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 […]

Telenor completes acquisition of majority stake in DNA

Telenor has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA. The Norwegian telco has acquired a 54% stake in DNA for a total of €1.5 billion following approval of the deal by DNA shareholders and a regulatory green light. The company will be consolidated in Telenor’s accounts from today. […]

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 […]

Internet viewing on the rise but smart TVs not ubiquitous in Finland

A new report has been published looking into the viewing habits of people in Finland. The Digital Lifestyle study commissioned by DNA’s Nepa Insight found that 42% of viewers they watch TV content for at least an hour a day, and 12% watch over two hours a day. The majority of Finns do not have […]

DNA expands presence with Tampere acquisition

Finnish service provider DNA has acquired the fibre network infrastructure owned by Tampere region company ICT Elmo Oy – formerly known as Tampereen Pukhelin – as well as Elmo’s consumer and housing company business. The move makes DNA a major broadband and TV operator in the Tampere region for the first time. Tampere is the […]

Viacom debuts Paramount+ as standalone subscription service with Telia Finland

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched its Paramount+ SVOD service in Finland in partnership with Telia. Paramount+ initially launched in the Nordics in 2017 as a set-top box and TV Everywhere application available to higher tier subscribers of pay TV operators. The Telia partnership marks the first time that the service will be available direct to […]

Finland’s DNA claims victory in DVB-T2 legal battle

Finnish service provider DNA has won a legal victory in its protracted dispute with public broadcaster Yle over the latter’s procurement of digital-terrestrial distribution services. Finland’s market court has prohibited Yle from continuing with its current procurement procedure, which DNA has alleged is against Finnish law. DNA filed a complaint last year that Yle’s procurement […]

TV4 digital provides lift for Bonnier Broadcasting

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting has seen strong sales and profit growth on the back of record earnings at free-to-air broadcaster TV4 Group and a reduced loss from pay TV outfit C More. TV4 turned in sales of SEK4.739 billion (€450 million), up from SEK4.469 billion in 2017, and EBITA of SEK1.382 billion, up from SEK1.022 billion. […]

Telia to launch Finnish eSports league

Nordic telco Telia has teamed up with Finnish digital culture and events outfit Assembly to launch a new Finnish eSports league, the Telia Esports Series. The league will kick off in the spring. Telia will build and run the series in collaboration with Assembly, in which it become the major shareholder last summer. Qualifiers will […]

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