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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 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 […]

Nordic pay TV outfit Allente taps 3SS and Kaonmedia for upgraded service

Allente, the new pay TV provider resulting from the recent merger between Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital in the Nordic market, his to deploy set-top boxes and middleware from Kaonmedia alongside Android TV specialist 3SS-enabled viewing experience enhancements across its aggregated 1.2 million subscriber base. Allente is building upon its 3SS-provided OnePlace satellite and OTT service […]

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 […]

Telia agrees OTT licensing deal with Discovery for TV4 and C More channels

Nordic telco Telia has secured EC approval for a deal that will see it license OTT rights to its linear channels to Discovery in Sweden and Finland. The EC had previously made it a condition of its approval for Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish and Finnish commercial broadcasters TV4 and MTV and pay TV […]

Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital combine as Allente

The merger of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) satellite pay TV and streaming business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay TV operation, into a new joint venture company has been completed, with the combined company given the name Allente. Completion of the agreement follows the approval of the EC at the end of […]

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 […]

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