Finland


Finland’s DNA and Yle at loggerheads over DVB-T2 transition

Finnish service provider, broadcaster and digital-terrestrial transmission services provider DNA and the country’s public broadcaster Yle have become embroiled in a legal dispute that Yle says could delay the transition of the Finnish digital-terrestrial network to DVB-T2, enabling migration to an HD service. DNA has filed a complaint with the country’s commercial court over the […]

Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

DNA casts light on Finnish viewing habits

Some 44% of Finns watch TV for at least one hour a day, with 22% spending over two hours a day glued to their screens, according to a digital lifestyle study by cable, telecom and broadcast group DNA. According to the study, 32% of Finnish viewers reported seeing an increased amount of TV content thanks […]

MTG unveils Nordic Entertainment Group management team

Nordic Entertainment Group – the renamed and soon-to-be split-off broadcasting arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) – has named its new management team under CEO Anders Jensen. The new team will be effective as of July 1, following the split between the new MTG, which will focus on eSports and digital video content under current […]

SVOD taking a greater share in Nordic markets

Subscription video-on-demand has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. Kagan found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According to […]

Canal Digital launches next-gen Android TV box

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has launched its Android-based next-generation TV service for satellite customers, OnePlace. The OnePlace Android TV-based set-top box will provide access a range of TV and streaming services, catch-up content, on-demand movies, series and games and apps. The commercial launch follows a press launch at the end of January. Canal […]

Canal Digital taps 3SS for Android-based next-gen TV platform

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to design and develop a new set-top box user interface for its new combined Android TV-based UHD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace. OnePlace is now available to Canal Digital subscribers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. 3SS’s UI is based on the Android […]

DNA agrees deal to continue airing Discovery channels

Finnish telco, cable and digital-terrestrial pay TV operator DNA has struck a deal with Discovery to continue airing the Discovery and Eurosport channels following the carriage terms dispute between the pair at the end of last year. The deal means that DNA will continue to distribute Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Showcase, Discovery Science, […]

MTG secures rights to UEFA Futsal tournament

Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to five-a-side-football variant Futsal’s biggest European tournament, UEFA Futsal Euro 2018. The tournament kicks off on January 30 and all matches will be shown live on MTG’s streaming service Viaplay. The competition in Ljubljana, Slovenia, will feature 12 European teams, with seven-times winners Spain […]

Finland’s DNA latest to threaten dropping Discovery

Finnish cable and digital-terrestrial pay TV operator DNA has said it could drop Discovery’s channels on January 1 after being unable to meet the factual channel’s demand for higher distribution fees. DNA said it will drop SD and HD versions of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Showcase, Discovery Science, Discovery World, Investigation Discovery, Eurosport […]

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