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Katso magazine cover.jpg
Editor Kirsi Lindh-Mansikka
Categories TV magazine
Celebrity magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 27,543 (2013)
First issue 1960; 57 years ago (1960)
Company Aller Media Oy
Country Finland
Based in Helsinki
Language Finnish
Website www.katso.fi
ISSN 0355-2969

Katso is a Finnish weekly television magazine published by Aller Media Oy in Finland. The Finnish word katso means "look!".[1]

History and profile[edit]

Katso started in 1960 as a TV guide,[2][3] but in 2003 extended to entertainment and celebrity gossip. For a short period after its 2003 renovation, the magazine was known as Katso! and was issued two times a week. In 2008 it reverted to being a TV guide abandoning all gossip journalism and focusing on inside views on television programs.

Katso is part of Aller Media[4] and is published weekly by Aller Media Oy.[1] The company acquired the magazine in 2006.[5] The weekly is based in Helsinki.[1][6]

In the 1960s the magazine was very influential in shaping the early Finnish television context.[2] Katso presents the annual Telvis television award.


In 2002 the circulation of Katso was 70,388 copies.[3] Its circulation was 72,741 copies in 2006[7] and 63,000 copies in 2007.[8] The 2011 circulation of the weekly was 27,979 copies.[9] In 2013 Katso had a circulation of 27,543 copies.[6][10]


  1. ^ a b c "Factsheet. Katso". Adnative. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Mari Pajala (2014). "East and West on the Finnish screen". View. Journal of European Television History and Culture. 3 (5). Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1615. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Joonas Villanen (2 October 2014). "Aller to acquire Dingle". Dingle. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Jukka Pietiläinen. "Finnish mass media in the era of globalisation". Igni. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Katso". Aikakaus Media. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Katso". Aller Julkaisut Oy. Retrieved 18 April 2008. 
  8. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2011" (PDF). Media Audit Finland. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2013" (PDF). Media Audit Finland. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

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