Nine apply for a Finnish HD licence

Eight broadcasters have applied for terrestrial HD capacity in Finland with a ninth channel proposed by the public broadcaster YLE according to Broadband TV News.
The commercial broadcasters are Sanoma Television and the commercial broadcaster MTV3, MTV Networks, Urhotv, Family Channel, Discovery Communications Europe Limited, Viasat Finland and Turner Entertainment Networks International Limited.
Two multiplexes have already been set-aside for HD DTT and YLE’s Administrative Council has also decided to reserve capacity for a new HD channel but it remains unclear when it will be launched.
As a public broadcaster the YLE does not need to file a formal application.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 14th December 2009