Love of the Wild wins another Golden Venla
Another Golden Venla Award win for Love of the Wild: Aki Huhtanen and Äijä the dog were awarded with the Best Performer 2018 award in the Gala held on January 11th. This is the second time Love of the Wild has been rewarded in the annual Golden Venla Gala. Last year, the series won the Golden Venla for Best TV Show.
The Best Performer as well as Best TV Show awards are selected by public vote.
Love of the Wild nominated for three Golden Venla Awards
Love of the Wild has been nominated for three awards in the 2018 Golden Venla Gala. The Television Academy chose the series as finalist in the Best Lifestyle program category, as well as nominated it for Best TV Program, chosen by public vote. Aki Huhtanen and Äijä the dog are also nominees in the Best Performer category.
Last year, the series made history by being the first northern Finnish series, and first nature and wildlife themed series to win the Best Program award. This year, an even bigger jackpot is possible!
NTRNZ media ltd and Happia Oy sign a cooperative agreement for a new animation series
Oulu-based award-winning operators NTRNZ media ltd and Happia Oy have made a cooperative agreement of producing a new animation series. The series is based on Happia Oy’s educative well-being service that is largely executed by NTRNZ media ltd.
– The adventurous characters of the series, ’The Ömps’, are exploring the world by movement and bodily expression. At the same time they are teaching the skills of emotion, interaction, problem solving and presence to children. Exercising these skills enhances the child’s self-awareness and the sense of involvement in relation to the child’s own environment, says Happia Oy’s CEO Sanna Virtanen.
The series will be marketed not only for Finland but also for international operators. NTRNZ media ltd has recently signed several international TV content agreements. This autumn Happia Oy’s Breikkeri service has been present, for example, on the screens of New York City’s Times Square.
– The series will challenge the traditional idea of the non-inclusive effect of screen content. In fact, it will turn this idea on its head. We will export Finnish early childhood education and Finnish values to the world through the methods developed by Happia, says Teemu Hostikka of NTRNZ media ltd, the producer of the series.