HD interest high in Finland

Tauno Äijälä, counsellor of communications, senior advisor DTT Helpdesk, is reported by Broadband TV News as saying that there have been a total of 17 applications for the eight channels, occupying 10 Mbps each, on the two multiplexes which are to be operated by DNA Oy.
The comments were made during the recent Digital Switchover Strategies conference held in London. He went on to say that in four years time it is likely that there will be 16 HD channels broadcasting in Finland and all but one or two will be paid for services.
The two multiplexes operated by DNA are expected to launch in the autumn and will initially reach 40% of the population, rising to 60% in 2011.
Main source: Broadband TV News
Item modified: 9th February 2010