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 […]

Levira forecasts jump in growth as it targets Brexit market

Estonian media services group Levira is forcecasting 10% growth in sales and a 30% jump in profits as it seeks to expand the range of services it offers and add new customers including, potentially, broadcasters seeking refuge from challenges raised by Brexit. Levira posted revenues of €10.1 million and EBITDA of €2.2 million for 2018. […]

Levira and Estonia target post-Brexit broadcaster market again

Estonia based digital services provider Levira is involved in a further drive to promote the country as a new home for UK-based broadcasters in the post-Brexit era. Levira is highlighting opportunities in Estonia to international broadcasters at a seminar in London today. The event is a follow-up of a seminar that was held a year […]

Estonian pubcaster expanding reach of Russian-language channel

Estonian public broadcaster ERR is to expand the reach of its Russian-language channel ETV+ to the entire country. Media and transmission services outfit Levira is transferring the channel from its sixth multiplex, which has limited coverage, to multiplex one, which includes the broadcasters flagship ETV and ETV2 channels. The timing of the transfer has still […]

Estonia targeting potential Brexit broadcast exodus

Estonia has emerged as the latest country to target UK-based broadcasters looking for a new home in the post-Brexit world, following an initiative by Ireland in February. Broadcasters targeting EU countries require a single ‘country of origin’ licence to operate within the Union. The UK has dominated this market in the past, but with Brexit […]

Levira building new data centre

Estonian media services group Levira is building a new data centre at the Tallinn TV Tower. The 300 square metres centre will have the capacity for 50 server racks and will comply with international data centre standar4ds TIER and ISO 27002-2008, according to the company. The new centre will be providing server and rack hosting […]

New movie channels tap Levira for playout

Estonia-based transmission services provider Levira has struck an agreement with Kids Network Television to provide playout and distribution for two new linear channels – Filmzone and Filmzone – from July 15. Kids Network Television operates the Kidszone channel, aimed at 4-14 year-olds and dedicated for the Baltic market. The service was launched in 2013 in […]

Estonia’s Levira launches HbbTV service

Estonian digital television operator Levira has launched hybrid TV services in the country in partnership with Sofia Digital’s HbbTV platform. Levira has launched hybrid TV services on the TasutaTV terrestrial TV platform. The HbbTV-based ‘HübriidTV’ service offers rich EPG and catch-up TV features for the major Estonian free-to-air channels. “HbbTV is a solution to enjoy […]

Horse1 saddles up with Levira

Nordic equestrian lifestyle channel Horse1 has chosen Estonia-based media services provider Levira to deliver playout services for its launch on September 23. Horse1 will air locally produced contet inlcuding showjumping league Swedish Riders Trophy and Rid to Rio, following three riders as they prepare to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. The channel will air […]

EC refers Estonia to Court of Justice over telecoms impartiality

The European Commission is referring Estonia to the EU Court of Justice over failures to guarantee the impartiality of its telecoms regulator. In a statement, the EC said that the referral owes to the fact that the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia controls state-owned TV and radio broadcast network operator Levira, but […]