CV

I have strong experience in international game, animation, drama and documentary co-productions.

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Jussi-Pekka Koskiranta and his 16-year-old ” sausage dog” Mikki

For cross media productions I have created totally new types of interactive game formats for TV already from the beginning of 1990’s by utilizing the real time animation and the control technique via SMS, voice call or internet.

My latest expertise is in HbbTV (Smart-TV) technology where I have created state of the art solutions for the TV and radio channels.

I have also a strong experience on leading editorial production as a head of department and managing strategic work as a member of the management teams

Head of Factual and Fictional Production, GBTIMES, December 2012 – August 2013 (9 months)

GBTIMES has developed a full media platform to reach different audiences. Through this platform, we are able to distribute multilingual content and multimedia products on the internet, radio and TV geared towards local audiences around the world.

Our broadcasting style is a blend of social interaction and traditional broadcasting. We rely heavily on social media networks to complement our presence in mass media in order to reach the target audiences as effectively as possible. Our goal is to cover issues about China and the world as they relate to China in order to promote communication and understanding between different cultures.

As Head of Production I’m responsible of GBTIMES audivisual factual adn fictional productions, manager of connected TV channel (HbbTV) and in charge of co-productions and format development.

Editor-in-Chief, GBTIMES, August 2011 – December 2012 (1 year 5 months)

As Editor-in-Chief my job is to provide editorial direction and tone, implementing editorial content and monitoring global media trends with 70 journalists around the world. I also ensure consistency of content and continuity of style and manage editorial operations and a global Editorial Board including broadcasting schedules, relationships with partners and PR work.

YLE Cross Media Producer, YLE, March 2005 – August 2011 (6 years 6 months)

As a cross media producer I was responsible with my new media team for productions which used multimedia approach benefiting Internet, TV and Radio in the same program. I was also using new it-techniques to create interactive games for TV using sms, voice call or internet control and real time animation.

Head of Childrens Programmes, YLE, 1993 – 2005 (12 years)

As a Head of Department I implemented editorial content of 350 annual hours and managed 23 permanent professionals in 3 locations (Tampere, Oulu, Jyväskylä). I established and managed over 10 international co-productions in Europe (e.g. Mauri Kunnas’ animation film Santa Claus and the Magic Drum in Hungary, Katariina Lillqvist’s animations in Prague and many series in Nordic Countries). I was the member of the management group of TV2.

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The YLE production team of 4000th Pikku Kakkonen in 90’s

 

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