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DNA agrees carriage deal for Finnish SM-Liiga

Finnish telco DNA has agreed a carriage deal with pay-television broadcaster MTV to provide games from SM-Liiga, the top division of domestic club ice hockey.

The agreement has been signed ahead of the start of the 2020-21 SM-Liiga season on October 1. The Telia Liigapassi and Telia Liigapassi UHD channel packages will be provided as part of the DNA TV offering.

Telia Liigapassi includes all Liiga matches on seven channels, as well as one studio channel. The packages also include a catch-up service where matches can be viewed for seven days afterwards. DNA TV Hubi will provide matches via its IPTV service over broadband across Finland.

Telia Liigapassi will also be offered as an addition to the DNA SportMix package. SportMix provides coverage of the likes of the NHL, Formula 1, English Premier League and Uefa Champions League.

MTV’s parent company, telco Telia, acquired rights to the SM-Liiga back in May 2017. Telia holds rights for the six-year period covering the 2018-19 to 2023-24 seasons.