Advanced Television


Elisa Viihde commissions The Man Who Died

Elisa Viihde has commissioned a new original series, The Man Who Died which is based on the bestselling book of the same title by Antti Tuomainen, one of Finland’s most successful, international contemporary authors. Filming will begin in Hamina, Finland in June 2021 and Jussi Vatanen will star in the lead role. This six-episode series will be […]

May 21, 2021

Finland: WildEarth launches on Elisa 

WildEarth is now available on Finland’s digital entertainment service, Elisa Viihde, following the signing of a 3 year deal. WildEarth’s mission is to connect people with nature and does this through its 24/7 wildlife channel which brings viewers face to face with the thrill of the wilderness in real time. Twice-daily live safari’s from the […]

April 1, 2021

Research: Finns favour TV screen for streaming

A TV screen is still the most popular choice for keeping up with the content in paid streaming services in Finland according to DNA’s Digital Lifestyle survey. DNA Hubi device, based on the open Android ecosystem, combines various streaming services in one place and enables you to watch shows on the large TV screen you […]

September 16, 2020

SDI Media increases capacity in Finland

SDI Media, the localisation provider, has moved to a new facility in Helsinki, increasing capacity and square footage by 50 per cent, to better serve the Finnish market with subtitling and dubbing services. The increased footprint will enable the team in Finland to satisfy increasing demand for localisation as a result of new OTT platforms. […]

July 7, 2020

Finland: DNA selects VisualOn’s OnStream Android TV

VisualOn, a streaming software provider that enables scalable, cross-platform media playback for leading video services, is now providing DNA’s end users the ability to stream the highest quality video using the Android TV. DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator. “Service reliability and a seamless user experience were at the top of our priority list when […]

July 6, 2020

Finland: NENT & Elisa to combine streaming services

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s streaming company, and Elisa, Finland’s telecoms operator, will combine their streaming services in Finland in Q4 2020. The combined standalone service will be called Elisa Viihde Viaplay and bring together Viaplay’s original Nordic productions, Hollywood films and series, and kids’ content with Elisa Viihde Aitio’s wide range […]

June 24, 2020

Disney+ launching in 8 more European countries

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment has set September 15th as the launch date for Disney+ in eight new markets across Western and Northern Europe. The streaming service will launch in Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg and will retail at the following prices: €6.99 (monthly)/€69.99 (annually) in Portugal, Belgium, […]

June 23, 2020

Research: 1.5m Nordic homes plan to get Disney+

Disney+ will debut in the Nordics on September 15th and Mediavision research reveals that the interest for the service is already strong. Close to 1.5 million Nordic households claim they have plans to sign up. If they follow through on their plans, it would immediately make Disney one of the largest SVoD services in the […]

June 23, 2020

Finland concludes 26 GHz 5G spectrum auction

The auction on 26 GHz (25.1–27.5 GHz) spectrum arranged by Finland’s Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has concluded. The participants in the auction were Elisa Corporation, Telia Finland and DNA who submitted the winning bids for the construction of the 5G networks. The auction generated €21 million in revenue to the state. There were three […]

June 9, 2020By Colin Mann

DNA chooses Edgeware’s StreamBuilder for new TV service

Edgeware has announced that Finnish telecommunications company DNA has selected its recently-announced content processing platform, StreamBuilder, to support the next-generation DNA TV service. Expanding its existing use of Edgeware’s CDN technology, DNA has added StreamBuilder’s functionalities such as VoD content ingest, network personal video recorder (NPVR) recordings, and just in time (JIT) packaging, to enhance […]

June 9, 2020