The Finnish telecommunications operator DNA deploys Teleste’s transcoders in live TV and video on demand services

Press release

TURKU, FINLAND – 13 September 2018 – Teleste Corporation today reveals that the Finnish telecommunications operator DNA deploys Teleste’s Optimo transcoders in the delivery of live TV and video on demand (VOD) services in OTT (over-the-top) networks. The transcoders enable DNA to provide their customers with TV channels and streaming videos with 4K image quality, and the customers can also enjoy the content on various mobile devices including their personal smart phones.

“As OTT services increase in popularity among the consumers, it is important the we meet our customers’ expectations of being able to enjoy content in the most recent formats and with the latest types of devices. We are confident that Teleste’s transcoders enable us to provide a successful OTT service with high quality and easy adaptation to the future needs of content delivery”, stated Pekka Jääskeläinen, Head of Entertainment Services Development at DNA.

The Optimo transcoders ensure that content with any input resolution can be ingested and converted to any output resolution while maintaining the precise ratio of the  quality to the bit rate. All the resolutions required for the multi-screen service are available at the same time from a single platform, which guarantees operators that the services are scalable, flexible and reliable. It also makes the Optimos future-proofed in providing advanced video services for the current and next-generation consumer devices – including the very best of today: 4K/UHD.

“Today, consumers have more choices than ever when it comes to providers of OTT-based TV and video content and streaming services. For operators who wish to hold position as their customers’ number one choice, the pressure is to provide a service with no shortcomings on quality. We are pleased that DNA, as a major service provider in Finland, turned to us for a technology that allows their customers to enjoy TV and video content when and where desired – without sacrificing even a bit of the stream quality”, shared Julius Tikkanen, Vice President of Video Service Platforms at Teleste.

Teleste Optimo – designed for smooth content delivery over multiple networks

Teleste Optimo transcoders are designed to manage and distribute TV channels, as well as Internet and video services, across DVB, IPTV and OTT networks. The transcoding technology is powered by AWS Elemental® Live video processing software in order to provide real-time video and audio encoding for linear pay TV broadcast, as well as for live streaming on new media platforms. With the transcoders, operators can ensure smooth content delivery from the headend to homes for viewing on set-top boxes, PCs, tablets and smart phones.

To learn more about Teleste Optimo and our headend solutions, come meet us at IBC2018 from 14 to 18 September in Amsterdam. Our experts are looking forward to meet you at Stand 5.B68! Please also visit for more information.

Inquiries for more information:
Mirkka Lamppu
Director of Communications, Teleste Corporation
Tel. +358 2 2605 611



About Teleste: Teleste offers an integrated product and service portfolio that makes it possible to build and run a better networked society. Our solutions bring television and broadband services to your home, secure your safety in public places and guide your use of public transport. With solid industry experience and drive for innovations, we are a leading international company in broadband, security and information technologies and related services. We connect with our customers through a global network of offices and partners. In 2017, Teleste’s net sales reached EUR 235 million and on average it had approximately 1500 employees.  Teleste is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information see and follow @telestecorp on Twitter.


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 2017, DNA recorded net sales of EUR 886 million and an operating profit of EUR 124 million. DNA has more than 3.9 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 or follow us on Twitter @DNA_fi and Facebook.