Liiga sports return to terrestrial television channels
After a long absence, terrestrial television viewers once again have the opportunity to follow the top ice hockey league in Finland on Antenna TV with the return of the Telia Liigapassi channel package’s terrestrial television broadcasts in HD. From 16 December 2020, all games played by Liiga teams will be broadcast on Antenna TV. The ice hockey rush starts on 16 December 2020 at 5:00 p.m. with Pelicans vs. TPS.
The Liiga 1 HD channel can be found on terrestrial television channel 59, and all channels included with the Telia Liigapassi package (Liiga TV, Liiga 1–7) can be found as Hybrid Beta channels on channels 89 and 92–98. All Telia Liigapassi channels that are available on terrestrial television are part of the C More Total+ and Antenna TV combined package from C More.
“Customer-oriented services are at the heart of everything we do. There has been much demand for Liiga’s return to terrestrial television, and effortless collaboration with Digita was what made it possible for us to quickly respond to this demand,” Emmi Vainionpää, Head of Distribution at MTV, says with delight.
“We are very happy that Liiga matches are returning to terrestrial television and that we are able to offer viewers the opportunity of watching them on the big screen. Terrestrial television’s pay-TV channel offerings now serve sports fans better than ever. Offering the whole Telia Liigapassi channel package in the form of Hybrid Beta channels is an excellent example of the adaptability and versatility of Hybrid TV services,” says Ossi Ilveskoski, Director of Pay TV Services at Digita.
In addition to Liiga channels that can be viewed with a pay-TV card, the C More Total+ and Antenna TV combined package contains all of C More’s most exciting and popular content: the most popular sports, new foreign movies, TV series and Finnish C More original productions. The C More Total+ and Antenna TV combined package is available at cmore.fi/antenni.
Availability of Telia Liigapassi channels for terrestrial television viewers
Liiga 1 HD, which can be found on terrestrial television channel 59, has a coverage of 90 per cent.
Hybrid Beta channels are distributed through terrestrial multiplex E with a coverage of 98 per cent. To view Hybrid Beta channels, viewers need a device that supports Hybrid Beta channels and is connected to the internet. A list of devices that support Hybrid Beta channels can be found on Digita’s website.
MTV Oy, Director, Head of Distribution, Emmi Vainionpää, tel. +358 50 408 4843, emmi.vainionpaa(a)mtv.fi
Digita Oy, Director, Pay TV Services, Ossi Ilveskoski, tel. +358 40 540 5776, ossi.ilveskoski(a)digita.fi
MTV Oy is Finland’s leading commercial television company and a forerunner in domestic streaming services – home of events, conversation starters and content and part of the media family that includes the free television channels MTV3, Sub and AVA; the MTV online service, which allows viewers to view content free of charge; the news service MTV Uutiset, which distributes current news through multiple channels; and the C More subscription streaming service, which offers domestic drama shows, sports and international television shows and films, as well as C More’s pay-TV channels. MTV also annually organises Finland’s largest public debate forum, SuomiAreena, in cooperation with the City of Pori. MTV is part of Telia Company, one of the largest television companies in the Nordic Countries, which is paving the way for the development of the entire media sector.
Digita is a provider of digital infrastructure and services, and is Finland’s largest independent owner of telecommunication masts. The company owns and operates Finland’s leading terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmissions, is a pay-TV operator on the terrestrial television network and develops broadcasting services for the future. Digita’s telecommunications services include private networks, indoor coverage solutions, management services for rooftop telecommunications installations, IoT and data centre services. The company provides services to media companies, consumers, mobile phone operators, industry, infrastructure enterprises and real estate owners. Digita employs 180 industry professionals nationwide.