Press Release 2/11/2011  10:50

Channel Four news desk relocates to Sanoma House

The news desk of Channel Four Finland (Nelonen) will be merged with the news desk of Helsingin Sanomat, Finland's leading newspaper. In the future, news broadcasts will be produced by Helsingin Sanomat. As a result, the Channel Four Finland news desk will move to the same location as Helsingin Sanomat, Sanoma House. The move will take place in the latter half of 2012, but cooperation between the news teams will commence as soon as possible.

"This is a great development for both parties. Together we will be able to create an even stronger news service for TV, web, new reading devices, radio and the printed paper. This cooperation will create a whole new kind of news service that will merge the strengths of Helsingin Sanomat and Channel Four Finland News," says Mikael Pentikäinen, the Publisher and Senior Editor-in-Chief of Helsingin Sanomat.

"The cooperation with Helsingin Sanomat is a major step forward for Channel Four Finland News. We will be able to offer Helsingin Sanomat the advantage of our journalistic and technical expertise", says Eero Hyvönen, Editor-in-Chief of the Channel Four Finland News.

Hans Edin, the President of Nelonen Media, is glad with the new distribution channels that open up to Channel Four Finland News. "TV news is an important daily source of information for our viewers. This co-operation builds stronger news operations for all media platforms involved."

The Channel Four Finland News' editors will transfer to Helsingin Sanomat with their existing terms of employment. The exact date of the transfer will be specified later.

Mikael Pentikäinen, Senior Editor-in-Chief of Helsingin Sanomat will lead the merged news operations. After the merge, he will also take over as the Senior Editor-in-Chief of Channel Four Finland News. Eero Hyvönen will continue in the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper operations as Editor-in-Chief responsible for Channel Four Finland News.

Sanoma Corporation

Robin Janszen
Vice President, Communications

Additional information:
Mikael Pentikäinen, Publisher and Senior Editor-in-Chief, HelsinginSanomat, tel. +358 9 122 2310
Hans Edin, President of Nelonen Media, tel. +358 9 454 5210
Eero Hyvönen, Editor-in-chief, Channel Four Finland News, tel. +358 9 454 5515

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