Levira Ltd has been established in 1997 by Estonian state. Since 2000 Levira has two shareholders: Estonian State, with a majority stake of 51% and French telecom and broadcasting company TDF Group with 49%. Through TDF Group Levira is a part of European leading Media and Broadcast service provider and network operator providing infrastructure and multimedia services all over the Europe. Besides France and Estonia there are TDF Group companies also in Finland, Spain, Hungary, Netherlands, Monaco, Poland and Germany.
Levira is the only TV and the largest radio broadcast network operator in Estonia. Levira’s expertise is based on various long-time domestic and international experiences. Levira owns 23 towers all over the country including Estonian highest buildings: 318 m high Tallinn TV-Tower, 364 m high masts in Koeru and Valgjärve etc.
Levira has build up three nationwide analogue TV networks delivering all local TV-channels ETV, Kanal 2 and TV3. Levira is transmitting also all Estonian National Radio channels and most of the commercial radios are broadcasted by Levira. Quality of the service and highest possible reliability of all services is assured by our 24/7 Network Control and Monitoring Centre and our skilled and motivated maintenance team.
In 2003 Levira kicked off with Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). The first test transmitter in Tallinn TV Tower made digital-TV receivable for more than half of million Estonians around capital area. Three nationwide DTT networks have now been established step by step. By the end of 2007 more than 95% of Estonian households have been covered with up to 30 digital free-to-air and pay-TV, local and foreign channels.
In Spring 2006 Levira started providing wireless broadband network service based on WiMAX technology. Service is available for end-users through our distributors – ISP-s - around the country. Today Levira’s WiMAX, the biggest WiMAX network in Estonia, is covering more than 70% of the territory of Estonia.
Levira has extensive and diverse experience in planning, engineering, monitoring and maintaining various communication networks. Levira team performs fieldworks on high buildings (including higher than average towers). We build GSM, 3G, WiFi and other Base Stations and Broadcasting networks in Estonia and in foreign countries. Levira also fulfils network measurements and analysis, maintenance and monitoring (NOC).
Levira’s fastest developing field of activities is Audio-visual and Multimedia Services, providing technical multimedia services for customers all around the world. Levira’s state-of-the-art fully automated Play-out Centre is playing out channels for local market as well as for Scandinavia. Levira SNG and OB teams are ready to transmit standard (SD) and high-definition (HD) TV-content from Baltic’s, Scandinavia, Central- and Eastern Europe.
Since October 2006 Levira has ISO 9001:2000 Certificate for Quality Management System.
Our vision is to be the preferred partner for broadcast and multimedia companies.
We provide technical services for the whole broadcast value chain from content production
to delivery to end-users. We would like to be the first choice for our customers.