Third stage of Digitisation Completed

Finland has just completed the third stage of digitising the Finish TV network. Digita’s main TV-stations now cover 99.9% of the population and the network will be extended by a further 51 low power transmitters in 2005/2006. Three multiplexes are available in Finland, consisting of 12 free and four pay-TV channels as well as six radio channels. Nearly 74% of the population can receive all these services with 94% able to receive 10 or more channels. The analogue switch off date for Finland is 31 August 2007.
Source: DIGITA Oy Press release 3rd August 2005
Item added: 8th August 2005