Highlights of the year in 2019
Check out the highlight of Yle’s year 2019: top contents on the tv, radio and online as well as events and services.
Yle’s morning programme Ylen aamu-tv was revamped and renamed Ylen aamu
Finnish parliamentary election and the European Parliament election in different languages
FIFA Women’s World Cup in France
Yle has determinedly focused on promoting equality in sports and on digital narrative. We provide an extensive coverage of a variety of Finnish sports events and exercise as a leisure-time activity. The sports news operations and events programming highlighted stories in more than a hundred different sports. The share of women’s sports in our sports contents has increased considerably.
Red Nose charity campaign
YleX Laugh Marathon
In connection with the Red Nose charity campaign, YleX organised a 41-hour live Laugh Marathon broadcast, which raised more than 176,000 euros for the campaign and received the Golden Venla Award for the best programme of the year.
The nation-wide I love muovi campaign and recycling challenge
The Sauna Day with more than 203,037 sauna enthusiasts and over 1,000 saunas
Pointti urban festival
A new form of cooperation and interaction was the three-day Pointti urban festival that we organised together with the City of Helsinki in August. The visitors had the opportunity to follow Yle’s broadcasts and talk with the people behind the broadcasts. The event gathered approximately 25,000 visitors.
Radio Sodoma 2
Ted & Kaj -podcast
Radio Symphony Orchestra
The FRSO attracted record audiences during the year, with a 99% occupancy rate of the concert hall of the Helsinki Music Centre. Yle broadcast all concerts on radio, television and online, and each broadcast reached approximately 200,000 listeners, which is a considerable achievement in the field of classical music in such a small country as Finland.
The Koivisto TV series
Yle’s largest co-production thus far, the Finnish-British animated series Moominvalley, premiered in February 2019. The first episode of the series was Yle’s most viewed programme of all time with 2.1 million viewers. The second season of the series will be broadcast in the spring of 2020. Selected episodes will also be broadcast in Sámi, continuing the tradition from Season 1.
The Pikku Kakkosen Eskari application
Yle continued to develop programmes and online concepts for children and the young. The new Pikku Kakkosen Eskari application was released for preschool children. The games in the application develop children’s literacy skills through play and interaction.
My Body Belongs to Me
The series My Body Belongs to Me provided children with an opportunity to practice safety skills. Save the Children and the Norwegian production company Bivrost Film served as experts in the project.
All of Yle Areena’s online contents were made accessible to Finns travelling in the EU region.
The availability of Yle’s contents abroad was further expanded when we completed the implementation of the EU’s cross-border portability regulation. This made all Areena online content available to permanent Finnish residents travelling within the EU through the Yle ID on different devices.