Viewers of terrestrial television gain equal access to high-definition broadcasting – consumers are recommended to check the compatibility of their receivers

Finland is undergoing an HD transition, which means that after a phased transition, TV broadcasts will be broadcast in HD quality only. The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle will be the first to end basic-quality, i.e., SD broadcasts, in spring 2025, and during the summer that follows, they will also end on other Finnish TV channels. The change affects both terrestrial and cable TV reception. Digita is investing significantly in the HD transition of the terrestrial television network by upgrading the terrestrial television network transmitters to HD-compliance across the country.

There are five free HD channels available on Digita’s terrestrial television network at the moment: YLE TV1 HD, YLE TV2 HD and YLE Teema & Fem HD as well as MTV3 HD and Nelonen HD. A number of pay-TV channels are also available in HD.

Now is a good moment in terrestrial television households to verify the following:

During the transition, make sure that your receiver is up-to-date, allowing you to receive HD broadcasting. If a terrestrial television household is already watching Yle, MTV3 and Nelonen HD broadcasts, the receiver is HD-capable. If you live in an apartment building and are not sure if your TV is on a terrestrial television network, contact your building manager.

  • If you live in a single-family home and own a modern, functioning UHF antenna and have not had any problems with your TV reception, there is probably no need to change your antenna. However, it is important to remember that antenna systems, just like any other home systems, require maintenance. Before you go shopping for a TV, make sure that your building’s antenna system is working properly.
  • If HD channels are not visible and your antenna tv system is up to date, you should probably purchase a new HD TV. Make sure the receiver has a DVB-T2 tuner. Most new TVs sold in Finland have it. You can check model-specific information at Not all devices operating in Finland can be found on the site.
  • It is also a good idea to check that the TV is up to date at second homes and summer cottages.

Digita Info consumer service

telephone: +358 20 411 7676
Digita Info at your service Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Digita Info serves consumers with questions about Digita’s services. You can turn to experts regarding radio, terrestrial TV, or Hybrid TV matters.

The technical experts at Digita Info are familiar with, among other things:

  • Digita broadcast networks
  • terrestrial antenna systems
  • visibility and coverage areas
  • reception issues related to the broadcast network
  • radio propagation conditions
  • compatibility of different endpoint devices with Digita network services

If you have a set-top box issue, please contact the retailer first.