TV production company Aito Media is now Mediawan Finland!



Television production company Aito Media, part of the European media conglomerate Mediawan, continues its bold renewal process and adopts the name of its parent company, becoming Mediawan Finland.


Aito Media, now called Mediawan Finland, has produced many successful series such as the celebrated crime series Lakeside Murders available in the Ruutu streaming service, Pirjo, The Specials, The Au Pairs, Rich House Poor House, The Food Inventors, Pretty & Single, The Redneck Auction, The Night Patrol, and You Are What You Eat.


As part of its ongoing renewal process, the company bolstered its ranks earlier this spring by hiring the top-notch industry talents, Lauri Nurkse and Emilia Valentin, into key roles in scripted and non-scripted content and business operations.


In future, Mediawan Finland continues to develop and produce popular entertainment, reality TV, documentaries, factual entertainment, high-quality drama series, comedy, and movies for Finnish TV networks and international streaming services in collaboration with the leading industry professionals. Other strong points of the company include different types of content solutions and branded entertainment productions for different brands in co-operation with commercial TV broadcasters.


In future, Mediawan Finland continues to develop and produce popular entertainment, reality TV, documentaries, factual entertainment, high-quality drama series, comedy, and movies for Finnish TV networks and international streaming services in collaboration with the leading industry professionals. Other strong points of the company include different types of content solutions and branded entertainment productions for different brands in co-operation with commercial TV broadcasters.


Nearly 20 years in Finnish entertainment business—incorporating the backing of an international organisation, opportunities, and networks

In future, we will gather the best talent in Finland to develop and produce the most unique, wide-ranging, and popular content for our customers, while keeping a keen ear for their needs, serving them, and exceeding their expectations”, in the words of the chief executive officer, Jussi Lipponen.


The company has a 19-year history in the field of Finnish media production. “Now is the right time to turn the page, hit the gas, and raise the bar even higher in all our operations. The support of the Mediawan Group helps us reach our new goals. We are very excited about this new beginning. We have developed our operations immensely in a short time span, and we are not stopping here,” Lipponen continues.


In addition, we will soon start shooting a new thriller, Siege 55 (Piiritys). The series tells the story of the most unusual figure in Finnish criminal history, Ilpo Larha, and the events of the unprecedented tangle of crime from both law enforcement and criminal perspectives. The main cast features Elias Salonen and Jussi Vatanen. The series will be directed by Petri Kotwica. The series will be published in 2023 as a Ruutu original series. We are currently starting up and working on many intriguing, yet-to-be announced entertainment productions as well. These are particularly good examples of our new practices in action. We will soon get to share more good news,” Lipponen says.


Mediawan Finland will be moving to newly renovated offices in Vallila, Helsinki. The new office, fit for the hybrid work methods of our time, will be finished in May and is situated at Elimäenkatu 9 in Vallilan Kravattitehdas business premises.


 

Mediawan Finland – Simply the Best Talents and Stories

For more information: Jussi Lipponen, tel. +358 40 7549048


 

Mediawan Finland is one of Finland’s most prolific TV production companies. Founded in 2003, the company has developed and produced more than 50 television series, and the company’s programming has been presented in more than 40 countries. Mediawan Finland develops and produces content for Finnish TV broadcasters and international distribution. The company produces documentary series, drama, and entertainment, and develops original formats. Mediawan Finland’s productions include e.g. The Food Inventors, The Au-Pairs, Rich House Poor House, Pretty & Single, The Redneck Auction, You Are What You Eat, 10 Finnish Serial Killers, Record Factory, The Night Patrol and the drama series Lakeside Murders, Mother-in-Paw, and Pirjo. The company became a part of the Mediawan Group in November 2020. The company’s name will change into Mediawan Finland in May 2022. mediawan.fi


Created in late 2015 by Pierre-Antoine Capton, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse, Mediawan is one of the main independent European studios producing audiovisual content. The Group brings together best-in-class talents in audiovisual creation by operating on the entire value chain: production of drama, unscripted, documentary, cinema and animated original content, thanks to over 50 production labels in France, Italy, Spain, England, the Netherlands, Finland and Senegal (Mediawan Studios) distribution of audiovisual content (Mediawan Rights, LS Distribution and Telmondis Distribution) and publishing of channels and digital services (Mediawan Thematics) as well as the development and production of digital content (Mediawan Digital Studios). For the past year, Mediawan, in partnership with LEONINE STUDIOS, has been a major independent player in the production and distribution of content in Europe. mediawan.com



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