Alma Media: Finland’s most popular television guide was renewed

HELSINKI, 4-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Alma Media’s—the most popular television guide in Finland—was renewed at the beginning of June. The renewed service is visually more clear, has more diverse content, and is easier to use on all devices. includes the familiar programme guide, even more high-quality programme cards, and functions enabling more personal use of the service, such as selecting your favourite channels on the front page and highlighting your favourite shows on the programme map. The programme guide provides direct access to Yle Areena programmes. At the end of the year, the service will introduce new, unprecedented features.

“In future, the new Telkku will have higher quality, include more personal functions and encourage more active participation. The service will assist you in selecting programmes, inspire you and offer different ways of deepening the viewing experience”, says Maria Christensen, Business Manager of

With the overall renewal of the service, aims to respond to the changes in the television industry and in the ways of watching television. As the programme selection and channel options have increased, a clear need has arisen for a new type of programme guide.

“At the moment, Finland does not have a service that would extensively cover the traditional broadcast television and the programme selection of on-demand services while compiling both high-quality, produced television content and the content made by the user community”, says Christensen.

The future goal of the service is to be the television programme community which brings together the most extensive programme information in Finland, the viewers, and the phenomena and discussions resulting from the programmes. is part of Alma Media’s digital unit, Alma Diverso. The service is the largest and most popular television programme guide in Finland with a weekly average of 600,000 unique visitors.

More information: Maria Christensen, Business Manager, +358 50 339 6966,

Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company’s products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. In 2014, the company employed an average of 1,830 professionals (excluding deliverers), of whom approximately one quarter worked outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2014 totalled approximately EUR 295 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at


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