Sanoma´s withdrawal from Eastern European market concludes. Sanoma Media Russia and CEE ceases to exist.
Sanoma’s Finnish media operations merge into one company, Sanoma Media Finland.
Increased focus on consumer media and learning: kiosk operations divested.
Sanoma acquires the SBS television operations in the Netherlands and in Belgium. Netherlands becomes Sanoma’s biggest market. Tammi Oppimateriaalit was acquired and merged with the Finnish educational publisher Sanoma Pro. The Swedish educational publisher Bonnier Utbildning was acquired and renamed Sanoma Utbildning.
Focus on core operations: movie theatres, photography services, cable tv operations divested. All remaining shares of the Polish company Young Digital Planet are acquired.
SanomaWSOY is renamed to Sanoma. Acquisition of the Polish educational publisher Nowa Era.
Magazine publisher Independent Media is acquired in Russia.
Sanoma expands its learning business in Europe by acquiring Malmberg in the Netherlands and Van In in Belgium. Sanoma acquires the majority of shares (55.1%) of the Polish digital education solutions provider Young Digital Planet.