Our Businesses

Sanoma is a frontrunner in consumer media and learning solutions

Our roots date back 1889, when Päivälehti, a Helsinki-based daily paper was founded. Nowadays Sanoma publishes consumer media in Finland and the Netherlands. We have learning businesses in five European countries and we employ over 5 000 professionals in Europe.

Our business is based on high quality, relevant, captivating content that we offer to millions of people packaged around our attractive brands and delivered through our extensive media portfolio. We publish a large portfolio of magazines and several leading newspapers, operate successful learning companies in five countries, many TV channels and radio stations in Finland and have established a growing digital footprint in our core markets with our successful websites, apps and digital services. We are a front running multi-channel media and learning company that aims to lead the industry development.

Multi-channel brands

We are a forerunner in digital transformation of media and learning. Our brands are present in a variety of channels. We deliver relevant, inspiring and captivating content whenever and however our customers want them – irrespective of a single media channel.

Magazines

We publish magazines through operating companies in three countries and have grown market leading positions in our core markets the Netherlands and Finland.

Our success is based on our ability to continuously connect to the needs of our readers and serve the business goals of advertisers. We are passionate about content and love to develop magazine brands that have a growing presence beyond print and play an important role in the lives of our customers.

Television and Radio

Sanoma has four free to air TV channels and a selection of online pay TV services in Finland. We combine strong TV channels with innovative video-on-demand, second screen applications and other novel digital formats in order to create maximum buzz around our popular program formats. Increasingly, we are building multi-channel and multimedia offerings that combine media assets in order to really make a difference in serving the consumers’ and advertisers’ needs.

Online media

We have been developing and offering online services to our customers’ from the very early days of the internet. Nowadays we focus strongly on using our customer insight to build existing digital media further and develop completely new services. Most of our popular print, radio and tv-brands have very popular online services, not to mention our digital market places.

News media

News media is and has been the core of our business from the very start. In Finland we publish Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily newspaper in Scandinavia, Ilta-Sanomat, the market leader in mobile services and online news and freesheet HS Metro. Online business portal Taloussanomat started as a printed newspaper but is now Finland’s leading business digital news service

Every week our news media brands reach almost every Finn.

In the Netherlands, our online news service Nu.nl reaches over 7 million people.

Learning solutions

Sanoma Learning is a leading European provider of learning solutions in print and digital format. We create effective learning for millions of pupils every day. We operate in five countries; the Netherland, Poland, Belgium, Finland and Sweden. Our local companies are among the best in their own markets. We are closely present in our customers’ daily life – in the moments of learning and teaching. Our ambition is to constantly develop top quality, reliable learning products that enable the teacher to excel at developing the talents of every child.