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Finland - Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses


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Finland's market for digital media and TV is among the most advanced in Europe. The country was one of the first to switch from analogue to digital transmission, while digital terrestrial TV has been operating since mid-2001. Interactive TV has also progressed well, as had mobile TV with its two competing providers. TeliaSonera, cablecos and other providers offer bundled services to a growing market, while network upgrades have helped consumer access to services. The government's plan for every household to have fibre-based 100Mb/s connections will dramatically improve the commercial potential of convergent services and IP-delivered content providers. This report presents a comprehensive overview of Finland's broadcast platforms and major service providers, and notes the status of digital TV and emerging triple play services.

Key developments:

DNA upgrades broadband network to 200Mb/s, acquires Plus TV, launches pay-TV service; TV licence fee replaced with new tax; report update includes the regulator's market data update to June 2015; telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2015; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Helsinki Television, Sonera Cable, Canal+, Elisa, DNA, Yleisradio.


1. Synopsis
2. Digital media
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Business models bundled services
3. Digital TV
3.1 Overview
3.2 National licences
3.3 Regional licences
3.4 Digital dividend
3.5 Broadband (IPTV)
3.6 Cable TV
3.6.1 Helsinki Television Ltd (HTV)
3.6.2 Sonera Cable
3.6.3 Canal+
3.6.4 Elisa
3.6.5 DNA
3.7 Satellite-based digital pay-TV developments
3.8 Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
3.8.1 Yleisradio (YLE)
3.9 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
3.10 Interactive TV (iTV)
3.11 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
4. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 Digital TV subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2014
Table 2 Digital TV reception by technology 2008 - 2014
Table 3 Household TV reception by device 2011 - 2014
Table 4 TV and radio revenue 2003 2014
Table 5 IPTV subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 6 Historic - Cable TV subscribers and penetration 1995 - 2004
Table 7 Cable TV subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2016
Table 8 Sonera Cable TV subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 9 Elisa cable TV subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 10 DNA cable TV subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 11 Historic - Satellite TV subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 12 Satellite TV subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Chart 1 Cable TV subscribers and penetration 2002 - 2016
Exhibit 1 Overview of digital media

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