Sanoma News is the leading multi-channel media company in Finland, and its products in both print and digital format have a strong presence in the lives of their readers.
In addition to Helsingin Sanomat, the largest daily in the Nordic region, Sanoma News publishes Ilta-Sanomat, Finland’s largest quality tabloid and Taloussanomat, the number one digital financial media, as well as regional newspapers. Sanoma News is also one of the most significant digital media players in Finland.
Sanoma House is situated in Finlandia Park, a cultural oasis in the heart of Helsinki, north of the Helsinki railway station, beside Kiasma (the Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Music Centre.
It houses the editorial offices of Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat and Taloussanomat, among others.
Sanoma House is a translucent glass creation designed by Professor Jan Söderlund and Architect Antti-Matti Siikala. In addition to the glass facades, they paid special attention to the functionality and usability of the facilities. The generous use of glass in the design lends an openness and lightness to the building.
The first and second floors mainly consist of covered public space. The triangular basic design creates fascinating and expressive spaces. The building is divided along two diagonal axes forming pedestrian thoroughfares.
One diagonal axis opens up to the Eliel Square entrance on the western side of the railway station and heads to the Music Centre. The other starts on the second floor, from the direction of Kiasma.
With a million readers every day, Helsingin Sanomat is the largest daily in the Nordic region. In addition to the daily newspaper and its supplements, Helsingin Sanomat comprises HS.fi, one of Finland’s most popular online services, Channel Four Finland news as well as Radio Helsinki, a local radio station in the Helsinki metropolitan area and a free sheet Metro.
With its supplements, Ilta-Sanomat is the second largest newspaper and the largest quality tabloid in Finland. Iltasanomat.fi, Finland’s most popular online service, reaches about 2.5 million unique visitors every week. Ilta-Sanomat also publishes Veikkaaja, the most widespread sports and betting weekly in Finland. In addition, Ilta-Sanomat incorporates Taloussanomat, Finland’s leading provider of digital financial information.
Sanoma Digital Finland
Sanoma Digital Finland incorporates many of Finland’s most popular online services such as Oikotie.fi, Huuto.net, Keltainenporssi.fi, Hintaseuranta.fi, Offerium.fi and Rakentaja.fi in Finland as well as Kuldnebors.ee and Auto24.ee in Estonia and Auto24.lv in Latvia. Apollo, the second-largest online news service in Latvia, is also part of Sanoma Digital.
Sanoma Lehtimedia publishes the leading regional papers Etelä-Saimaa in Lappeenranta, Kouvolan Sanomat in Kouvola and Kymen Sanomat in Kotka as well as the local paper Uutisvuoksi in Imatra. Sanoma Lehtimedia also publishes the free sheet Vartti at Southeast Finland region.
Sanomapaino is Finland’s largest newspaper printing company. It has production facilities at Sanomala in Vantaa, in Forssa, Varkaus, Kouvola and Lappeenranta.