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 by 2015 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.
DNA upgrades broadband network to 200Mb/s, acquires Plus TV, launches pay-TV service; TV licence fee to be replaced with new tax from 2013; regulator's 2012 market data; telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2013; market developments to end-2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
Helsinki Television, Sonera Cable, Canal+, Elisa, DNA, Yleisradio Oy.