Broadcasting services provider Norking has submitted an offer for public broadcaster YLE concerning the transmission of television services in Finland.
The government granted Norkring in November 2015 three nation-wide antenna television network licences. The licences are valid for ten years and enable Norkring to operate TV services in UHF band B, C and D multiplexes. The granted permits allow Norkring to be able to provide the Finnish television companies distribution services. Norkring is currently preparing the launch of broadcasting services in Finland.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide broadcasting transmission services in Finland. The offer given to YLE is an important milestone in launching operations. We are in the final stages of preparation to start broadcasting services in Finland during the year 2016,” said Christian Skottun, country manager, Finland, Norkring.
“Our experience with the Norwegian and Belgian networks has shown that we are able to provide quality service efficiently, also outside Norway. Our goal is to grow in Finland and I believe that our solid know-how in the different transmission technologies and the efficient way of working will benefit our customers also in Finland.”
Norkring plans to build its operations on existing infrastructure. The possible shift to transmissions via Norkring’s network will not cause any changes to consumers’ antenna systems.
Norkring AS, Norway’s largest terrestrial digital broadcasting service provider develops, builds and operates terrestrial television and radio networks in Norway and Belgium, and has been granted licences to operate digital terrestrial television networks in Finland. Norkring is a subsidiary of Norwegian Telenor and its head office is situated in Oslo.