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Apps to Tickle Your Brain.

Science Illustrated comes out not with one, not two... but four new apps.

Big Changes at MTV in Finland.

Major restructuring continues at MTV with new partnerships and a new division.

Webby to Radio Nova.

Internet's top global award goes to Finland's favorite radio station.

Finland's Winning Journalism.

The top journalists and journalism were honored yesterday at Finland's Grand Prize for Journalism, broadcast live on MTV.

Spoon Expands.

Sweden's best content agency makes moves into Finland and Norway.

Bonnier Publications sells Finnish lifestyle magazines.

Increased focus on special interest magazines.

January 10, 2014

New CEO for Radio Nova.

Former managing director for MTV Viihde and Subtv Tomi Halonen to take over Radio Nova.

Seita Vuorela Wins Nordic Council Prize.

WSOY author wins the first Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize. 

Relaunch for Finland's MTV Media.

Big changes in store for Finnish TV viewers at MTV3, AVA, Sub and Radio Nova.

E-Commerce Expands at Bonnier Publications.

Organization changes at Denmark-based magazine publisher Bonnier Publications aim to strengthen the company’s digital operations.

Meet Laura Lyytinen.

Designer gets inspiration half way around the world under GROW program.

A New MTV Media.

Updated websites, more play-on-demand service and a new brand umbrella for MTV Media as the Finnish broadcaster restructures.

Some Serious Leaning In.

Finland's powerful women leaders come together for book release.

The New Radionova.fi.

The relaunch of Radio Nova's website focuses on social media and web radio.

Meet Natalie Nsubuga.

Armed with curiosity and a desire to learn new things, GROW participant takes on a new job in Stockholm.

Meet Olli-Pekka Rantala.

Making local advertisers see the value of TV advertising is behind the success of Bonnier Sales Awards finalist.

Radio Nova and Spotify Partnership.

Programming from Radio Nova tied to Spotify user favorites a world first.

New CEO for Pocket Shop.

Anna Borné Minberger to become new CEO for Pocket Shop starting April 1, 2013.

Moving Forward with Discshop.

For online retailer Discshop the biggest challenges are also opportunities says CEO Henrik Oscarsson.

November 07, 2012

AVA Goes Interactive.

Finland’s AVA gives viewers a chance to be part of shaping the TV channel’s image.

Books for Better Living.

New book series for do-it-yourselfers from Gør det Selv magazine focuses on making your home a better place to live.

By Readers, For Readers.

Costume magazine premieres in Finland.

Books to Listen to.

A kick start for audio books in Finland.

Record-Breaking Hockey Broadcast.

MTV Media hits the mark with its IIHF World Championship project.

New CEO for MTV Media.

Heikki Rotko to succeed Pekka Karhuvaara at the helm of MTV Media.

New CEO for MTV Media.

Heikki Rotko to succeed Pekka Karhuvaara at the helm of MTV Media.

Movies and Social Media.

Svensk Filmindustri tackles the social media question across the Nordic region.

Meet Leena Salo.

A love of literature has taken GROW participant Leena Salo from Finland to the U.K.

Meet Tony Stepanow.

GROW participant takes advantage of the hustle and bustle of Beijing.

Crowdsourced Costume.

Finland to launch its own version of Costume magazine - with content co-creation.

Crowdsourced Costume.

Finland to launch its own version of Costume magazine - with content co-creation.

Meet Mari Rasimus.

GROW participant Mari Rasimus gets a new perspective on her job – and life in general – in San Francisco.

Sea Protector.

MTV Media raises awareness of the fragile Baltic Sea.

Finnish Grand Prize for Journalism.

Winners of the Finnish Grand Prize for Journalism 2011 announced.

Quiz for Readers and Advertisers

Vi i Villa comes up with a new idea to draw readers and please advertisers.

I Form Magazine Celebrates 25.

The Nordic fitness and well-being title i Form turns 25 in 2012.

Presenting the New Evita.

Finnish women's well-being title Evita rethinks itself.

Journalism Prize Opens Up.

For the first time, using Facebook the public can vote for the audience favorite in the Finnish Grand Prize for Journalism.

It’s a Great Place to Work.

Bonnier Publications Oy is among the top ten places to work in Finland according to recent ranking.

February 09, 2012

MTV3 News Does Its Part for the Elections.

Finland's MTV3 gave voters the big and small picture in the recent presidential election.

February 08, 2012

Avalanche of Awards.

MTV3 Wins big in the Golden Venlas.

February 01, 2012

Leena Lehtolainen on Making it in America.

Finnish crime writer Leena Lehtolainen scores it big with Amazon Publishing. Tammi’s Hannu Harju interviews the author.

Crowd-Sourcing Olivia.

Finland's Olivia breaks new ground, with readers helping decide content for the latest issue of the magazine.

November 30, 2011

Design Capital Helsinki 2012.

When Helsinki celebrates as Design Capital 2012, MTV Media will be there as a partner - and as a key purveyer of design.

November 29, 2011

Moomins Get Appy.

Finnish publisher Werner Söderström to release Moomin app at the Bologna Book Fair. Publisher Lippo Luukkonen talks about the app and children's literature on tablets.

November 22, 2011

MTV Media Buys Eat.fi.

Finland's MTV Media to combine its Makuja recipe service with the popular restaurant site Eat.fi.

Ideas Into Apps.

Brilliant apps are the goal at Bonnier Dev Camp in Helsinki later this month. It’s a new idea from magazine publisher Bonnier Publications Oy.

October 20, 2011

Hockey Season Set for Canal+ Finland.

Hockey Friday hits CANAL+ in Finalnd again in November, with new commentators and experts.

Meet Jussi Hakanen.

GROW participant meets American TV - and alligators - when he trades Finland for Florida.

The Book Future.

We spoke with Bonnierförlagen CEO Jacob Dalborg and Bonnier Media Deutschland CEO Hartmut Jedicke about the new roles each will be taking – Dalborg on the boards of the Finnish and Norwegian book companies and Jedicke as board chair for Bonnier Publishing in the U.K.

New Focus.

Maria Curman will be stepping down as CEO for Bonnier Books at the end of 2011 after ten years as CEO.

September 09, 2011

Alpo Finds Alma on the iPad.

Finnish author-illustrator Jukka Lemmetty's Alpo finds new life in an app for kids.

Olivia Does Crowdsourcing.

Finland's Olivia magazine to publish February issue using crowdsourcing: Readers will be deciding the content.

Bonnier Magazines Acquires Tidningskungen.se.

Bonnier Magazines becomes majority owner of Mediafy, the Nordic region's biggest magazine subscription retailer.

Meet Kerstin Schöfisch.

Licorice, a chance meeting and new ways of working are three things GROW participant Kerstin Schöfisch will remember when she finishes a three-month stint in Helsinki.

July 01, 2011

TV Channels Sub, TV4 and Canal+ Win PromaxBDA Awards.

Sub in Finland and TV4 and Canal+ in Sweden win PromaxBDA Awards in major global TV contest.

July 01, 2011

MTV Media and Mobile TV News.

New app from MTV Media gives subscribers access to the latest news and more.

Meet Lauri Lampi.

The distance between Helsinki and Stockholm isn't far for GROW participant Lauri Lampi.

Meet Tiki Murray.

GROW participant Tiki Murray brings greener thinking from Helsinki to Carlsbad, California.

Meet Emma Halmekoski.

The voyage from Finland to Sweden may not be far, but it's been full of fascinating work and funny people for GROW participant Emma Halmekoski.

Random Acts of Kindness.

Finland's Olivia magazine and its readers give something back with a different kind of volunteer project.

June 01, 2011

Finland's First Interior Design Blog Community.

The latest design news from Finland: Divaaniblogit.fi, a new blog community for those interested in interior design.

MTV3 Wins Industry Award.

MTV3's news program 45 minuuttia wins journalism prize from the Finnish editor's association.

Distribution agreement with MGM.

Svensk Filmindustri deal with MGM covers Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland and includes both theatrical and DVD/BluRay Disc rights.

April 29, 2011

Sweden's Ugliest Kitchen.

Sponsored contests give added value to Bonnier Publication's Vi i Villa magazine.

Hockey World Championships 2012.

Plans are already underway for giving TV viewers more of everything for the Hockey World Championships in 2012. MTV Oy and Canal+ will be providing a range of hockey offerings.

Finland's Top Chef Gets Top Cookbook.

As part of his winnings, Finland's Top Chef Akseli Herlevi got his own cookbook, which sold out in the first week.

Meet Tiina Tuomala.

Keeping the same job title, but living, working and speaking a new language in a different country is what excited Tiina Tuomala when she applied for a chance to “GROW.”

Blogs Aimed at Advertisers.

In Finland, the MTV3 and Sub TV channels start a new blog initiative on their business-to-business website, Spotti.fi.

Meet Elona Zejnati

The everyday pace of life is not as rushed and hectic in Finland compared to New York, says GROW participant Elona Zejnati.

Great Journalist Award Finland Winners Announced

At a gala dinner yesterday in Helsinki, the winners of the Great Journalist Award, Finland were celebrated.

March 14, 2011

Meet Anni Rein

GROW participant from Finland's MTV3 fits right in with Danish culture and life at business daily Børsen.

Meet Lauri Ogawa

Bonnier Sales Awards Field Representative of the Year finalist Lauri Ogawa has the right attitude and positive outlook to turn the hard times into successes.

Behind the Scenes with Tuomas Jääskeläinen and Mag+

What does it take to build a magazine app on the Mag+ platform for the iPad and other tablets? Design Director Tuomas Jääskeläinen of Bonnier Publications Oy answers questions about his work with the recent Best of Olivia app for Finnish woman's title Olivia.

Hellapoliisi Wins International Gourmand Award

Kati Jaakonen's Hellapoliisi - Stove Police - recently won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2010 in the Best Blogger Cookbook category. 

Meet Mai Hansen

GROW participant from Denmark finds Helsinki weather cold, but the people anything but.

MTV Media Changes Tack with Jokakoti.fi

Real estate portal Jokakoti.fi is now owned by MTV Oy as well as Finland's biggest real estate companies.

Vi i Villa Invests in Mobile Platforms

A new cell phone website, popular auction service and check-in possibilities for Sweden's biggest magazine.

Meet Riku Antikainen

Finnish GROW participant Riku Antikainen takes on new challenges at a new company in Stockholm.

Divaani Shoppaa: App for Furniture Finders

Helsinki interior design fans have a new app from interior design magazine Divaani.

March 01, 2011

Meet Timo Kiuru

GROW participant Timo Kiuru takes full advantage of the differences between Finland and the U.S.

Bo Bedre: A Young 50

Bo Bedre, Denmark's No. 1 interior design magazine, turns 50 with fanfare.

Bonnier Publications Increases Profits 50 percent

The Nordic magazine publisher had profits of DKK 220 million in 2010.

Magnus Dimert New CEO for Adlibris

Starting Feb. 21, Magnus Dimert takes over at online book retailer Adlibris.

Olivia Magazine Celebrates Four Years

Olivia marks its fourth birthday with an "acts of kindness" campaign and a special iPad issue.

February 09, 2011

Finland's AVA Now on Free TV

Finland's AVA, the TV channel for women aged 24-54, is now on free cable TV.

Tammi's Manga Titles Win DesuTalks Prizes

Tammi, the publisher that brought manga to Finland, takes home all the manga prizes at DesuTalks.

January 26, 2011

MTV Media Wins Golden Venla Awards

MTV Media shows, actors and executives win Golden Venlas, Finland's Emmy awards.

Inside WikiLeaks to be Published in 18 Editions

Daniel Domscheit-Berg's Inside WikiLeaks wasn't just a hot property for Ullstein Buchverlage in Germany. The upcoming release was quickly snapped up by other publishers. Ullstein's Pia Götz explains. 

Shopping Around Town with Olivia

Finnish women's magazine Olivia makes a splash with its new app: Olivia Shoppaa.

November 23, 2010

Peter Franzén: Actor to Author

One of Finland's most famous actors tours with his first novel, published by Tammi.

November 16, 2010

MTV3 Launches Comedy Channel

Finland is about to become funnier with the new pay-channel MTV3 Komedia.

Meet Rebecca Kinnear

Getting fresh ideas for the web by day and enjoying Helsinki's funk music scene by night, GROW participant Rebecca Kinnear takes full advantage of her job change.

November 02, 2010

New Children's Book Publisher Kids.fi for Finland

Branded books with all the bells and whistles are what Finland's Kids.fi is all about.

October 19, 2010

Boardwalk Empire Hits the Nordics on Canal+

Subscribers to Canal+ will soon be watching Boardwalk Empire, the latest hit series from HBO in the U.S.

October 14, 2010

Easy Living Goes International

Finnish TV series Easy Living has been bought by Warner Bros. and U.S. production company Warner Horizon will do an American version of the popular drama from MTV3.

October 04, 2010

Sub Offers Added Value for Advertisers with Substanssi Seminar

It takes more than having 1.6 million daily viewers in a country of 5.3 million to attract advertsiers. Finnish commercial channel Sub offers its advertisers something more with its Substanssi seminar.

MTV3.fi Relaunches Front Page

After a year of discussion and planning, MTV3.fi has a new front page. MTV3’s Petteri Ruotsalainen explains why.

August 26, 2010

Radio Nova Helps Ad Agencies Learn the Radio Business

Getting ad agencies up to speed on radio campaigns, Finland's Radio Nova takes a novel approach.

July 15, 2010

Finland's FS Film Goes Digital

A new digital system will be hitting Finnish theaters soon, thanks to distributor FS Film Oy. The benefits are many, says Timo Räisänen, head of distribution.

Vi i Villa Shows the Way for Homeowners

2.3 million readers, Vi i Villa is Sweden's biggest circulation magazine. It reaches all homeowners in Sweden and is financed completely by advertising.

June 30, 2010

MTV3 Supports the WWF With Free Advertising

The WWF's work on preserving the Baltic gets support from Finland's MTV3.

Homeenter Wins With More Clubs

From music to DVDs, chocolate to crafts, Homeenter has a mail-order club for just about everyone.

Tammi Educational Hits New Niche with Home & School Series

Educational books for children before they start school to launch in August.

June 14, 2010

Finland's Aamun Radio Launches Website

Radio Nova's popular morning show Aamun Radio grabs listeners with a new website.

Sun Protection

Tips from Bonnier magazines on the latest in eyewear for summer.

Onward with Olivia

With Editor-in-Chief Niina Leino at the helm, Finland's Olivia magazine has plenty to celebrate.

April 29, 2010

MTV Wins Key Media Rights

MTV3 to broadcast IIHF World Hockey Championship for 2012-2017, a key program in hockey-loving Finland.

Great Journalist Award in Finland Announced

Journalists honored for their achievements in print and radio.

Oliva and Divaani Set to Compete

The Finnish Magazine Awards once again recognize Olivia and Divaani as finalists in Finland's only magazine prizes.

Meet Minna Ahlsten

Minna Ahlsten is a master of big deals at MTV3, something that has helped her become a finalist in the Bonnier Sales Awards.

Meet Paul Arpikari

Listening to customers is key, says Bonnier Sales Awards finalist Paul Arpikari.

Finnish Magazines Keep Numbers Up

At Bonnier Publications in Finland, readership numbers show Olivia is the top-read magazine in the country.

Bonnier Publications Shows Profit in 2009

Bonnier Publications ended 2009 in the black, thanks to strategic planning.

February 15, 2010

MTV3 in Finland top in viewers

Finnish TV channel MTV3 retook the No. 1 spot in 2009.

January 05, 2010

MTV3 News Launches Cooperation with Wall Street

MTV3 News is the first European TV channel to launch cooperation with US stock exchange company NASDAQ OMX.

December 04, 2009

The final of Big Brother Finland attracted a million viewers

The Big Brother final in Finland 2009 broke Sub's all-time viewing record. When the winner was announced, 973,000 viewers were tuned in, which is hugely impressive as the Finnish population is 5.3 million.

December 03, 2009

Lisa Matusova: Three months of Finnish emotions

Difficult, interesting, amusing, insulting, joyful, and great. Our Russian GROW ambassador Lisa have a lot of emotions after three months in Helsinki.

November 30, 2009

MTV3 morning show turns 20

The oldest morning show in the Nordic countries, Huomenta Suomi (Good Morning, Finland), was first broadcasted on December 1, 1989.

Sigurd Eriksen: I can't believe it almost over

Sigurd is looking at his final days as a GROW ambassador in Finland and takes a magazine legend out for dinner.

Lisa Matusova: Sour cream and other pleasures of a GROW participant's life

Our Russian GROW ambassador Lisa becomes a tv star in Finland!

Sigurd Eriksen: Colorful Helsinki

Our GROW blogger Sigurd finds that there is always a naked story to tell from Finland.

 

Nobel Prize to W&W and Tammi

Herta Müller, whose books in Swedish are published by Wahlström & Widstrand and in Finnish by Tammi, is this year's Nobel laureate in literature.

Sigurd Eriksen: Still exploring

Sigurd finds out that it's pretty easy being a Norwegian in Helsinki.

Lisa Matusova: Continuing to investigate the Finnish character

Our Russian GROW ambassador explores the milk-drinking Finns in the land of the Hobbits.

Sigurd Eriksen: Happy in Helsinki

GROW ambassador Sigurd Eriksen tries training and sauna in Helsinki.

Evita Storms the Magazine Market

Do you eat when you're not even hungry? Did you believe that the open air is good for you because of the oxygen? What if your childhood memories were false? Answers to these and other questions can be found in a new magazine called Evita

 

 

Lisa Matusova: Helsinki

A Russian GROW ambassador has arrived in MTV3.

SF boost production activities .

Scandinavian major Svensk Filmindustri is further strengthening its production activities in the Nordic countries.

Michael Goesele: Berlin Birthday

GROW's Michael celebrates his birthday and his father's birthday with an exploration of Germany, including a stop at Leipzig's F/Stop International Photography Festival.

Illustreret Videnskab Historie Magazine Makes History Fun

The Illustreret Videnskab spin-off proves that history never goes out of style, with a quickly-growing readership in the Nordic region.

 

Michael Goesele: Midsummer and Magazines

GROW's Floridian Michael Goesele celebrates Midsummer in Finland and observes the differences between layouts in American and Finnish magazines.

Extraordinary Opportunity

GROW's Michael Goesele revels in the challenge of applying his design skills to Finland's Evita.

Graduation Day

Bonnier Publishing Program 3.0: 20 participants, 40 speakers, 16 companies in 3 countries.

Strong Finnish

GROW ambassador Michael Goesele discovers that the Finns create the most magazines per capita.

Shannon: Kiiiiiiiitos!

From Finland back to Florida: Our GROW blogger thanks her co-workers for a great three months.

Shannon Mendis: Amsterdam

For her last trip before her return to the U.S., GROW blogger Shannon takes a quick trip to Amsterdam.

In Pocket

Finnish publisher Tammi's classic series Gula Biblioteket celebrates their 55th anniversary with pocket-sized versions.

Shannon Mendis: Shopping

Our Floridian GROW blogger in Helsinki likes the May issue of Olivia.

April 14, 2009

Shannon Mendis: Hyvää Pääsiäistä!

Our GROW blogger in Helsinki celebrates Easter, Finland-style.

April 06, 2009

Shannon Mendis: Moi, Moi Tuomas

GROW blogger Shannon says goodbye to her first Helsinki friend.

Shannon Mendis, Copenhagen

Our Floridian gives us her take on a shared trip to Copenhagen.

Evita Emerges

Finnish beauty and well-being magazine Evita makes its debut in September 2009.

Shannon Mendis: Ice, Ice, Baby

From Florida to Finland: our GROW participant enjoys a real Finnish sauna with co-workers.

Shannon Mendis, Half Way

From Florida to Finland: Half way done! Shannon helps with the launch of Olivia's new Website.

Shannon Mendis

Our Floridian in Helsinki on the things that make her go hmmmm...

Shannon Mendis

From Florida to Finland: this graphic designer trades her flip flops for skis in Helsinki.