DNA hopes DTT completion will spur competition
Finnish service provider DNA has today completed its DTT network, with the switching on of the TV transmitter in Palomäki.
DNA’s DTT network covers 85% of Finnish households. It offers DNA’s Welho pay TV service, which includes 19 pay channels and nine HD channels. The YLE HD channel can be viewed free-of-charge, and with the DNA Welho viewing card, MTV3 HD can also be viewed for free.
The operator said it hoped central government measures would create DTT competition that would ensure diverse services and “a positive consumer price level development”.
“DNA’s channel offering for both cable and terrestrial networks is the most extensive in Finland. We also offer the highest number of HD channels. It is very important for us to be able to provide versatile high-quality television services not only for the cable but the terrestrial network, too. This summer’s programmes appeal to the tastes of sports lovers in particular, and the autumn will bring more exciting viewing for free-to-air and pay-TV channels alike. The YLE HD channel, available free-to-air on the DNA network, offers high definition broadcasts of Euro2012 football, the European Athletics Championships Helsinki, and as the climax for the summer, the London Olympics,” said Mikko Saarentaus, DNA’s director of television services.