MTV's spring 2016
Get in business with Finland's most talked-about phenomena as they descend on television, the web and social media. With MTV you can reach both the great masses and specific target groups of Finns. Spring 2016 will be a celebration of new domestic programming – check out our contents!
MTV3's spring has lots of new shows
Finland's most-watched commercial channel MTV3 offers sensational novelties for spring 2016.
Saturday Night Live
A Finnish version of one of the world's best-known entertainment shows will air next spring. The main cast of the show in Finland will consist of Aku Hirviniemi, Pamela Tola, Jussi Vatanen and Kalle Lamberg.
The live sketch comedy has been entertaining Saturday night TV audiences for almost 40 years in the show's native USA, where SNL has won no less than 45 prestigious Emmy awards.
The hallmarks of Saturday Night Live are a celebrity guest host, who changes weekly, and the sketch clips, which are performed by established A-listers together with rising young talent.
The show deals with a wide variety of topics from current politics to trending phenomena. The week's events are taken for the ride of their lives by SNL.
Huippujengi (Top Gang)
Huippujengi is a new domestic adventure reality show, which follows eight brave Finnish celebrities in their attempt to conquer a 6,032-metre tall mountain peak in the Peruvian Andes. The show is hosted by Jukka Hilden, who is familiar to viewers from The Dudesons.
The challenge is shared, but only one can conquer the Tuqllarahu summit.
Elastinen feat. is a new kind of music and entertainment show. In each episode, Elastinen, popular Finnish rap artist, encounters one of Finland's top performers and these meetings result in a new single.
Elastinen feat. offers a unique peek into musical productions at their very source, showing audiences how these various artistic couplings work.
Enbuske, Veitola & Salminen
Enbuske, Veitola & Salminen is a new talk show in which top Finnish entertainers and big names from more serious walks of life combine forces to create a weekly live broadcast. The hour-long talk show is structured around interviews of topical, interesting and talk-spurring personalities. Viewers can also look forward to musical guests.
Katastrofikokki (Disaster Chef)
This new and good-humoured cooking contest will look on as top chefs Tomi Björk and Kari Aihinen try to identify the absolute worst cook from amongst ten contestants who are all woefully lacking in cuisine-related ability.
Amerikan unelmavävy (Perfect American Son-in-law)
Domestic reality show about three US-based men with Finnish roots looking for a Finnish woman to partner for life with. Hosted by Anne Kukkohovi.
Established MTV3 favourite Salatut elämät, Finland's first daily drama series, will celebrate its 17th anniversary in January. The 3,000th episode of this soap opera will be broadcast in the spring season.
Next year's episodes of Salatut elämät will continue in the fashion that has won over so many viewers. The street's familiar residents will be joined by fresh mavericks, each of whom will try to impose their own will on the intertwined stories of the others.
Who will be the owner of Finland's Most Beautiful Home in 2016? In its earlier seasons (2013-14), Suomen kaunein koti was the most-watched interior decoration show. And there's no reason for this to not continue when viewers get to draw inspiration from the finest homes of the nation.
The popular and award-winning talk show Hjallis returns on MTV3. In the upcoming season, Hjallis Harkimo will interview many topical and interesting guests in his trademark curious and spontaneous style.
Social Sub is a place for interaction
Sub is Finland's third-largest commercial TV channel and multimedia platform, which reaches Finland's most active social media users. Sub serves as an excellent media environment for advertisers to promote interaction and activate consumers to engage with their own social media communities.
Sub is also home to MTV's cinematic offerings. The channel airs blockbuster movies during prime time. Spring's selection includes Rush, The Hangover 2, X-Men movies, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Lupaus (Promise).
Limitless is a new crime show, which first aired in the USA in autumn 2015. Its main character Brian (Jake McDorman) is given medicine that makes him remember everything he sees, hears and reads.
The weeknight comedy slot will continue with new episodes of both TheSimpsons and The Big Bang Theory.
Sub is also bringing back its documentary slot, which will show documentaries about natural phenomena, science and technology.
AVA tells stories about people
Inspiring and entertaining AVA reaches 72% of the female target group and its profile strongly emphasises viewers aged between 25 and 44 (Source: Finnpanel, TV Audience Measurement, January-September 2015 all day). AVA brings the best lifestyle shows and inspiration for everyday living to your screen.
Viewers of Suomen ihanimmat häät (Finland's Most Wonderful Wedding) will get to know the love stories and different wedding arrangements of 12 couples that culminate in the main event, the big day itself. A jury of brides will observe and assess the weddings, and the season will conclude with the participating brides voting on who has organised the best wedding in Finland. The show is hosted by TV newcomer Tuija Pehkonen.
Popular show Fitnesspäiväkirjat (Fitness Diaries) returns to the screen with a new season. Back from the first season is Bikini Fitness Finnish champ Eevi Teittinen, who is joined by a new face, pole dancing world champion Oona Kivelä. The show's two other hosts will be announced at a later date.
The second season of Löytäjät (Bargain Battle) will follow Uolevi Nurmi and Tea-Mariia Pyykönen look for second-hand items to meet specific needs. What issues should be considered when acquiring second-hand goods?
MTV Katsomo gathers phenomena together
MTV Katsomo gathers all of MTV's phenomena – be it news, entertainment or top-level action on MTV Sport – together. Watch it wherever and whenever you want!
MTV Sport: the F1 season starts in March
MTV Sport's diverse offering of sports will continue throughout the spring. One of the year's most anticipated sporting events is the launch of the F1 season in Australia in March. MTV has exclusive F1 broadcasting rights for 2016-18.
CHL hockey will continue into February and the ice hockey spring will once again culminate with the annual world championships in May. The ski and winter sports show Talvimaraton will continue until the end of March and Premiere League football will liven up MTV subscriber households up to the end of May.