Sofia Digital, which develops Smart TV apps based around HbbTV and other formats, is to work on Finland’s Radio and Television Archive.
The National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) is renewing the technology behind the service, giving the opportunity to develop new innovative features that make the most of the available data.
Founded in 2008, RTVA is responsible for preservation of Finnish radio and television culture for future generations. The archive stores radio and TV programmes made by Yleisradio since 1921.
In 2021, 12 TV channels and 27 radio channels will be recorded full-time. In addition to these, 12 TV channels and 57 radio channels will be recorded as weekly samples. The number of hours to be recorded is estimated at 310,000. The scope, coverage and amount of archival material are unique even on an international scale.
Since its foundation in 2000, Sofia Digital has served operators, television companies and equipment manufacturers in 38 countries.