TV

There are several TV channels in Finland, which are available throughout the country. TV programmes are usually broadcast in the original language with Finnish/Swedish subtitles.

Television transmissions in Finland are all-digital. Digital broadcasts can be received by an ordinary TV fitted with a digital adaptor, known as a set-top box. Alternatively, it is possible to buy a TV set with a built-in digital receiver. Many programmes are also available online. The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) aims to make all four of its channels available online for viewers in Finland.

Finnish TV channels online: 
Yle Areena
Katsomo
Ruutu

If you wish to get more channels in addition to the free ones, you can get a cable/ payTV package for additional cost. Here are some pay TV providers: Elisa, ViaSat, PlusTV .

As of 1 January 2013, the operations of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) are financed by a new public service broadcasting tax collected by the Tax Administration (Vero). If you receive salary from Finland, you have to pay the tax regardless of whether you have a television or not. The tax is collected at the same time as other taxes, so it does require any action on your part. Taxation rate is 0.68% of the sum of earned and capital income, however the maximum amount to pay is €140. The tax is not collected if your annual income is less than €7 353.

Useful links:

http://www.expat-finland.com/telecommunications_and_media/pay_tv.html