2.25pm UPDATE. Finnish public broadcaster YLE has cleared the so-called central digital boxes for use in the country’s digital TV switchover. The ministry of transport and communications requested a urgent report from YLE following a report in the national daily Helsingin Sanomat.
The devices have been installed in smatv or dish sharing apartment which distribute digital signals throughout a building, potentially removing the need for individual set-top boxes.
In a statement YLE underlined that households would have access to their own digital signal as well as the analogue one provided centrally.
Ensuring that the apartment blocks have been upgraded is an essential plank of the Finnish digital switchover process, scheduled to complete at the end of August.