Ampere Analysis: Nordic broadcasters turning to originals in battle with SVOD giants

Nordic broadcasters are increasingly focusing on local originals and collaborating with each other to produce them in their battle with international SVOD giants such as Netflix, according to a report by Ampere Analysis.  According to Ampere, only 3% of Netflix titles in Sweden are local, while only 1% of Amazon Prime titles are from the […]

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 […]

DNA welcomes delay in DVB-T2 plan as dispute rumbles on

Finnish telecom operator, broadcaster and digital-terrestrial TV platform provider DNA has welcomed a delay by the country’s broadcasters in migrating to DVB-T2 transmission standard, which it said would be “positive for consumers”. “The decision by domestic TV companies to move the schedule is a good solution for consumers. It makes sense to take account of […]

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 […]

Yle extends Areena online TV service with Apple TV app

Finnish broadcaster Yle has launched a new app for its online catch-up and live TV service Yle Areena for Apple TV devices. The new Areena app, which is free of charge, can be installed from the app store via an Apple TV device. All video content published on Areena can be watched through the app […]

Finland’s DNA strikes HD deal with Yle

Finnish operator DNA and public broadcaster Yle have struck a deal to continue the distribution of Yle’s high-definition television channels via DNA’s terrestrial network. The agreement will be valid until the end of 2026. DNA has been offering all Yle’s HD channels in its terrestrial network from January 2014. All four Yle’s HD channels can […]

Nordic broadcasters urge UK government to back BBC

Director generals from the Nordic region’s public broadcasters have warned the British government not to weaken the UK’s BBC, claiming there is “a growing need for public service broadcasting”. In an open letter to the government published by The Guardian, the signees said the BBC had shown “an amazing ability to adapt” to the changing […]

Yle expands DTT HD offering

Finnish public broadcaster Yle has made its four HD channels available via DNA’s digital-terrestrial network. Yle has made Yle Fem HD and Yle Teema HD, available to DTT viewers. The move will mean that Yle Fem HD boosts its DTT coverage while Yle Teema HD will be available on DTT for the first time. The […]

France Télévisions and the BBC top Eurovision Connect Awards winners

France Télévisions has won the Grand Prix in the Eurovision Connect Awards given by the European Broadcasting Union for promotional activities associated with public broadcasters’ TV output, while the BBC won three of the 10 awards, the largest number taken by a single broadcaster. France 5’s Harassment at School promo took the Grand Prix for […]

DNA begins airing HD versions of Yle channels

Finnish telecom and TV operator DNA is to begin broadcasting HD versions of public channels Yle TV1 and TV2 on its cable and digital-terrestrial networks. The channels will be made available free of charge and without encryption. DNA ‘s cable network covers a total of about 600 000 homes in the metropolitan area of Oulu […]