New high-definition channels and increased programme supply in antenna network

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 31.3.2011 13.27
News item

YLE (the Finnish broadcasting company), MTV3 and Nelonen will start national high-definition broadcasts in the antenna network. On 31 March, the Finnish Government granted television programme licences in three new multiplexes.

'Decisions taken by this Government have significantly increased the capacity of television networks. Before the digital switch-over, we only had four national television channels. Now, we have a total of nine high-definition channels along with 44 normal channels. We have as many as ten television multiplexes with a national or otherwise considerable population coverage' says Ms Suvi Lindén, the Finnish Minister of Communications.