Finland: DNA switching completely to DVB-T2

Finnish telco DNA has announced that its remaining DVB-T format pay-TV channels will switch to DVB-T2 technology on May 17th. The majority of terrestrial-network pay-TV channels and all HD channels are already being broadcast with the new technology. The greater efficiency of DVB-T2 technology increases broadcasting capacity and enables the transmission of HD-quality broadcasts over the terrestrial network.

“This change will only apply to pay-TV channels received over the terrestrial network. For the majority of terrestrial-network households, this will entail no changes to the channel offering. To continue viewing the channels, viewers will need to make a channel search on 17 May. If your receiver does not support automatic channel searches, you may have to update the channels manually”, says Pekka Väisänen, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business at DNA.

Additionally, DNA has launched its Andriod TV service in Finland. The DNA TV-hubi device combines all forms of watching television, channels, applications, games and music into a single service. It enables the use of applications on TV and brings the open application store, familiar from smartphones, to the TV.

”People are accustomed to accessing content and services flexibly with any device, and DNA TV-hubi is now making this possible with televisions as well”, commented Mikko Saarentaus, Director at DNA Entertainment Business.

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