TV5 brings the Olympics to the terrestrial network in HD quality throughout Finland – programming around the clock
Discovery Finland and Digita have agreed to broadcast the Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Olympics in HD quality on the Terrestrial TV network. The Olympics will be available in high-definition quality throughout Finland on Channel 27 around the clock during the games.
The Tokyo Summer Olympics will be held from late July to early August, with the Beijing Winter Olympics taking place in February. Discovery and Digita’s agreement on HD broadcasting is valid for the official dates of the Tokyo and Beijing Olympic Games, i.e. from 23 July to 8 August 2021 and from 4 to 20 February 2022.
“We are delighted about our agreement with Discovery and that we can offer the Olympics on Terrestrial TV in HD quality throughout Finland. In sports broadcasts, sharp picture quality emphasises the viewer’s sense of presence, which makes the viewing experience even more enjoyable”, says Teppo Ahonen, Vice President responsible for Digita’s TV business.
“With HD broadcasts, we guarantee the best possible viewing experience of the Olympic Games for all spectators. We will be the only Finnish channel showing the events of the Tokyo Summer Olympics around the clock”, says Elina Valtia, Vice President, Operations at Discovery Finland.
Antenna Ready HD receiver and channel search
During the Olympics, TV5’s HD channel will be available on Digita’s terrestrial network in a 99.96% population coverage area in multiplex B on channel 27. To watch the TV5 HD channel, you need an Antenna Ready HD receiver or the receiver must be equipped with a DVB-T2 tuner. To check whether your own television set is HD ready, go to www.toimiikotelkkarini.fi.
Most receivers automatically search for new channels, but some televisions or set-top boxes may require retuning or a reset to factory presets. Instructions on how to search for new channels can be found on Digita’s website and in your device’s user manual. Digita Info is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at +358 (0)20 411 7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discovery Finland, Elina Valtia, Vice President, Operations, tel. +358 (0)40 773 8382, elina_valtia(a)discovery.com
Digita Ltd, Ossi Ilveskoski, Director, Pay-TV Services, tel. +358 (0)40 540 5776, ossi.ilveskoski(a)digita.fi
Discovery Finland is the official home of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The TV company’s freely viewable TV5 channel will broadcast the events of the Tokyo Summer Olympics in HD around the clock, every day of the week. The streaming service Discovery+ is the only place in Finland where you can follow all the events of the Olympic Games. Discovery Finland’s offering is complemented by content shown by Kutonen and Eurosport channels 1 and 2. Swimming and basketball at the Tokyo Summer Olympics and hockey at the Beijing Winter Olympics will be featured exclusively on Discovery channels. Discovery Finland is part of the global media company Discovery Inc.