Speedy preparations ongoing to have Digita’s national terrestrial television network ready for Yle’s HD broadcasts – HD available to 90% of Finns on 31 March
At the end of 2019, Digita and Yle agreed on the broadcasting of Yle’s HD channels Yle TV1 HD, Yle TV2 HD, Yle Teema & Fem HD through Digita’s nationwide terrestrial television network. The broadcasts start on 31 March 2020, at which point the HD network covers already 90% of the population. The HD network will be built further to cover the entire country by 1 June 2020. At this point, regional news broadcasts will also enter the HD era in the terrestrial network.
Digita’s network has been built at a rapid pace. At the moment, transmitters have already been switched on at the TV stations in Anjalankoski, Espoo, Eurajoki, Haapavesi, Joutseno, Jyväskylä, Kruunupyy, Kuopio, Lahti, Lapua, Oulu, Tammela in Tampere and Turku. Going forward, new transmitters will be added approximately on a weekly basis. You can view the project schedule online at www.digita.fi/HD2020.
Currently, the new multiplex B includes the Estradi HD channel on channel 39. To ensure that you can watch Yle’s HD channels in the future, perform a new channel search and check that you can see the Estradi HD channel.
What should I do if the Estradi HD channel is not available?
Normally no changes to the antenna system are needed in detached houses. If the antenna system of a detached house is working and the television is an Antenna Ready HD receiver, all you have to do is perform a channel search with your television set after the transmitters for the area have been switched on.
If the Estradi HD channel is not available in a building having a master antenna after the channel search, and after the transmitter at which the UHF receiving antenna is directed has been switched on, and you have an Antenna Ready HD receiver, you should contact the housing company’s property manager and ask that they check the antenna system.
We recommend that property managers of buildings having a master antenna contact the local antenna contractor so that any required changes or replacements regarding the antenna system can be carried out. To check whether your own television set is HD ready, go to the address www.toimiikotelkkarini.fi.
Yle, Olli Sipilä, Head of Media Technology, tel. +358 (0)40 543 1480, olli.sipila(a)yle.fi
Digita, Teppo Ahonen, Director, Video Delivery Services, tel. +358 (0)40 563 0299, teppo.ahonen (at) digita.fi