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The distribution of the Discovery and Eurosport pay-TV channels to DNA’s customers will continue without interruption

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The distribution of the Discovery and Eurosport pay-TV channels will not be discontinued at the turn of the year, as DNA has reached an agreement with the television company Discovery regarding the distribution of the channels.

The distribution of the Discovery and Eurosport channels included in DNA’s channel packages was at risk of being discontinued in the beginning of January. The risk has now been eliminated, as DNA and Discovery have today signed an agreement on the continuation of channel distribution. The discontinuation would have affected the viewing of many channels on cable and terrestrial networks as well as IPTV and mobile services.

“We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with Discovery and to be able to continue distributing the popular channels to our customers without interruption. We can now set our sights on the upcoming Winter Olympics, which can be viewed comprehensively by DNA networks’ customers,” says Pekka Väisänen, Senior Vice President of DNA’s Consumer Business.

The discontinuation would have applied to the following channels: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Showcase, Discovery Science, Discovery World, Investigation Discovery, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2.

DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator and the leading pay-TV provider in both cable and terrestrial networks.


Further information:

Pekka Väisänen, Senior Vice President, Consumer Business, DNA Plc, tel. +358 44 040 0168, pekka.vaisanen@dna.fi
DNA Corporate Communications, tel. +358 44 044 8000, communications@dna.fi

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DNA Plc is a Finnish telecommunications group providing high-quality voice, data and TV services for communication, entertainment and working. DNA is Finland's largest cable operator and the leading pay TV provider in both cable and terrestrial networks. For DNA, the key area for growth in corporate business is the new way of working, independent of time and place, facilitated by smart terminal devices, diverse communications services and rapid connections. In 2016, DNA recorded net sales of EUR 859 million and an operating profit of EUR 91 million. DNA has more than 3.8 million subscriptions in its fixed and mobile communications networks. The Group also includes DNA Store, Finland's largest retail chain selling mobile phones. DNA shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. For further information, visit www.dna.fi or follow us on Twitter @DNA_fi, @DNA_Business and @DNA_Palvelu and Facebook.

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