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Big Brother 7 Finland
« on: March 08, 2011, 09:10:29 AM »
Casting tour will start sometime early May. They are already taking in online applications. Also this year there's a new form on the site, that allows you to inform of a friend you think would be suitable for the show. The season will be produced by Endemol Finland Inc.

Also a swap with Norway would be a possibility. The season starts about the same time. And there are a couple of questions on the application form, that would suggest a swap. But then again, there's also a question that would suggest a Secret Story type of edition. Or maybe they're just standard questions. One is about how long was the applicant's longest trip alone, and the next one is about why and to where the trip was. And one of the questions is how many secrets the applicant has, what are they and does anyone else know about them.

http://www.bigbrother.fi

Kim Sainio, the head director of seasons 1-4 will return to his post after trying out some radio-work.

http://www.mtv3.fi/viihde/uutiset/televisio.shtml/1286764/kim-sainio-radio-rockista-big-brotheriin

The link to the news. Google Translate kinda give you a weird translation though.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2011, 08:55:55 PM by antos »
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 05:52:43 PM »
According to the Swedish BB website, the Finnish production team are looking for Finnish speakers living in Sweden.

http://www.bigbrother.se/1.2105951/2011/04/20/sokes_finsksprakiga_manniskor_som_bor_i_sverige

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 12:00:52 AM »
According to the Swedish BB website, the Finnish production team are looking for Finnish speakers living in Sweden.

http://www.bigbrother.se/1.2105951/2011/04/20/sokes_finsksprakiga_manniskor_som_bor_i_sverige

Yep. They have also received applications from a few other countries. Brazil being the most exotic from our point of view.

BTW...here's the logo for the upcoming season:

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 04:45:57 PM »
According to the Swedish BB website, the Finnish production team are looking for Finnish speakers living in Sweden.

http://www.bigbrother.se/1.2105951/2011/04/20/sokes_finsksprakiga_manniskor_som_bor_i_sverige

Yep. They have also received applications from a few other countries. Brazil being the most exotic from our point of view.

BTW...here's the logo for the upcoming season:
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I really like the new logo.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 11:48:00 PM »
The seventh season of Big Brother Finland begin the August 31 :D

PS: I think "castings" are still open.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 04:30:03 PM »
I love that logo. It's so lively. I love BBs that change up their logo rather than just one or two colors.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 04:32:26 PM »
I don't like this logo. It's like Mozilla FireFox Logo, or something related to the environment.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 08:55:22 PM »
About 4 days to go to the new season. And the season starts on the 30th, not the 31st. The HMs will enter on Tuesday, launch will be aired on Wednesday.

Both executive producer and the head director are promising a very different season to what we are used to. The house won't look like something built for a home. But rather a fairytale wanderland. Also the average age of the HMs will be a bit higher than in previous seasons. And apparently the tasks will be complex. Or so they say anyway.

The theme is indeed secrets, as I thought earlier. Here's the promo for the season:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS4hBRK3TNg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS4hBRK3TNg</a>

At the end it says "What's her secret?" and under the logo "More secrets than ever before."

The first set of secrets will be revealed on the first night. I think...at least that's what they're saying.

There are also a couple of pictures floating around, that have been captured from a feed. A feed, that was accidentally online for just a short moment. The people are just some test-people.


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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 08:56:42 PM »
Welcome back antos!  ;D

It's great to have you here again to tell us news about BB Finland  ;D

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 09:01:15 PM »
Welcome back antos!  ;D

It's great to have you here again to tell us news about BB Finland  ;D

Thanks, good to be back. And I'm really looking forward to this season. Looks really promising.  :)

Oh, forgot to say...the most known Finnish BB-blogger had the chance to see the house. And told in his blog, that all the seats differ from the other seats. And apparently there is hardly any white in the decoration. What we have seen from the teasers, there's a picture of a rabbit somewhere. And a butterfly.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 06:00:04 PM »
Looks like another Secret Story then.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 08:01:58 PM »
Hope they do it better than the German idiots! ;) but to do that seems not to be difficult XD
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2011, 07:36:10 PM »
Hope they do it better than the German idiots! ;) but to do that seems not to be difficult XD

So do I. And a lot of others. I'm not keeping my hopes up on the secrets. The house is supposed to be amazing...but the producers here have been known for blowing perfectly good ideas before.  ;)

The season might look promising...but...
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2011, 01:28:36 AM »
It should be possible to watch this year's Big Brother Finland 24/7 live video streaming service over the Internet even if you're not located in Finland. You need to pay for the subscription, but that's all - there are no geographical restrictions. See below for the details.

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Big Brother Finland 2011 - the seventh Big Brother season in Finland - begins in about 16 hours from now, on this Tuesday, 30th of August, at 7 p.m. local time (19:00 EEST, 16:00 UTC/GMT).

According to the TV channel/company in charge of broadcasting the show locally (Sub / MTV3 Oy), they have purchased the necessary distribution rights which allow them to officially accept (paying) viewers from abroad. This means you should be able to create an account in their Katsomo.fi video portal and subscribe to their Internet-based BBF2011 24/7 live streaming service regardless of whether you're located in Finland or not.

The entire BBF2011 season (three months) goes for €39.90. But if you purchase it before September 2nd, you'll get it at the reduced price of €34.90. Major credit cards are accepted... I think.

After the purchase, you simply log in to the following page with your newly created Katsomo account and can then access the live video streams... once the service officially launches later on this Tuesday (the streams are not there yet as of this writing):

http://www.katsomo.fi/bigbrother

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They advertise they have six different video streams for this season. The exact nature of these streams has not been publicly revealed... but as we got six video streams also last year, you could imagine them having remained more or less the same:

1. "Director's Cut 1"
2. "Director's Cut 2"
3. "Living Room"
4. "Bedroom"
5. "Yard"
6. "Camera Mix"

The DC1 / DC2 streams have human director and human camera operators. In these streams, pictures fluidly switch from one camera to the next, tracking the housemates and following the flow of the events in the usual style of a TV show.

While the DC1 is the primary stream (and the one you'll watch the most), the DC2 stream is used as a secondary stream in situations when people are doing different things in different parts of the house and the DC1 stream can't reasonably show everything alone. At times when the housemates have all gathered together, DC2 may revert back to an identical picture with DC1, but it can also simply display another angle to the situation. Sound engineers controls the mic lines for both the DC1 and the DC2 streams independently, so they can each have independent audio, fitting the picture, and with the irrelevant mic lines closed.

The other four streams are more like surveillance cameras, with the sound only coming from the fixed house mikes (that is, with all the echo, hum of air conditioning, etc.) But even these streams are occasionally adjusted remotely: for example, they might point the camera at a different direction, showing a more relevant view, or switch the view to another camera in the same room. In any case, these streams are not tended constantly by human operators the way the DC1 and DC2 streams are.

I'm pretty sure this year's video stream selection will be identical to the last year's arrangement or at least reasonably close to it.

In addition to the live 24/7 video streams, you will likely find...

1. the dailies
2. the Sunday eviction shows, and
3. the daily "BB Extra" talk shows

...for online viewing in the Katsomo service after they have first been broadcast locally. At least that was the case last year. All these shows are broadcast locally on TV for free, but last year, you needed a 24/7 subscription for getting an online access to the eviction shows and the dailies.

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Besides the streaming video service and the recorded shows, there's also the official BBF2011 website with news, video clips and updates (the site has also not launched properly yet, as of this writing, but will probably get more content and a better layout soon enough):

http://www.sub.fi/bigbrother/

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Then there's the official discussion forum:

http://keskustelut.sub.fi/forum/big-brother-2011/

And, alternatively, the unofficial - but rather popular and well-established - local fan forum, BBPlaza, which usually caters for foreign / English-speaking visitors if needed, especially during international housemate exchanges:

http://bbplaza.net/forum/
http://bbplaza.net/

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Last but not least, there's BBViewer - a free Windows software application for viewing the official Big Brother Finland 24/7 video streams in a more convenient way: in multiple panes and arrangements, without having to use a clumsy web browser:

http://bbviewer.blogspot.com/

BBViewer requires a user account in the Katsomo portal and a paid subscription to the BBF2011 24/7 live service. It does not allow watching the streams for free, but it's a great app for viewing them - much more convenient than the official browser-based interface.

This year's version of BBViewer has not been released yet, but the developer is committed to releasing it soon after the launch of the season... after which it will be available for download on the above-mentioned site.

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Hope this helps for starters... and serves as a starting point for anyone interested in the Finnish edition of the show! If you try to subscribe to the live 24/7 service but encounter difficult Finnish words, use Google Translate to your advantage. Or ask for help here, or on the above-mentioned forums.

This year's BBF house is said to be more colorful than ever... although that does not necessarily amount to much.

The tagline of the 2011 season is "More secrets than ever." (Or "More secrets than ever before.")

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2011, 11:43:35 AM »
The rules have changed. HMs are now allowed to talk about nominations, apparently they are even encouraged to do so. Also nominations and eviction have been changed. They're saying, that this year the nomination and eviction system has been influenced by the US-edition. There are 18 chairs in the house...so maybe 18 HMs will enter in a few hours? Or not...doesn't really mean anything else, than there's 18 chairs.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2011, 01:22:36 PM »
The rules have changed. HMs are now allowed to talk about nominations, apparently they are even encouraged to do so. Also nominations and eviction have been changed. They're saying, that this year the nomination and eviction system has been influenced by the US-edition. There are 18 chairs in the house...so maybe 18 HMs will enter in a few hours? Or not...doesn't really mean anything else, than there's 18 chairs.
Ughhh, I hate it. It's not a good start for me with that change of rules  :-\

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2011, 04:33:57 PM »
The rules have changed. HMs are now allowed to talk about nominations, apparently they are even encouraged to do so. Also nominations and eviction have been changed. They're saying, that this year the nomination and eviction system has been influenced by the US-edition. There are 18 chairs in the house...so maybe 18 HMs will enter in a few hours? Or not...doesn't really mean anything else, than there's 18 chairs.

I hope that if they do go for a US style system, they stick to the way it has been and don't opt for a watered-down system like in Canada.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2011, 05:46:35 PM »
The house:





































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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2011, 06:45:31 PM »
The housemates -


Name - Janica
Age - 30
Residence - Kirkkonummi
Occupation - Accountant
Marital Status - Single


Name - Ben
Age - 21
Residence - Vantaa
Occupation - ISS Aviation Ramp  ???
Marital Status - Single


Name - Suvi
Age - 34
Residence - Helsinki
Occupation - Hairdresser
Marital Status - Divorced, single


Name - Tanja
Age - 23
Residence - Espoo
Occupation - Restaurant worker
Marital Status - Single


Name - Oskar
Age - 33
Residence - Espoo
Occupation - Technology entrepreneur
Marital Status - Single


Name - Tia
Age - 21
Residence - Vantaa
Occupation - Beauty industry worker and waitress
Marital Status - Single


Name - Terhi
Age - 24
Residence - Helsinki
Occupation - Industrial surface processor, painter
Marital Status - Single


Name - Tamer
Age - 26
Residence - Diyarbakir, Turkey
Occupation - Travel guide
Marital Status - Single


Name - Stefan
Age - 39
Residence - Porvoo
Occupation - Sports facilities manager
Marital Status - Single


Name - Sebastian
Age - 22
Residence - Oulu
Occupation - Student
Marital Status - Single


Name - Salar
Age - 20
Residence - Turku
Occupation - Vendor
Marital Status - Single


Name - Minna
Age - 20
Residence - Joensuu
Occupation - Unemployed
Marital Status - Single


Name - Mikael
Age - 23
Residence - Vantaa
Occupation -  Labour worker
Marital Status - Single


Name - Annika
Age - 23
Residence - Espoo
Occupation - Student
Marital Status - Single
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2011, 06:59:30 PM »
Oskar is also a porn actor.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2011, 07:10:39 PM »
Ben just cleared up, what he does for a job. He's one of the people on the Helsinki airport, who transfer luggage to the planes. That's what his job despriction means. I was also in the dark with this, before now. He apparently studied to be a flight engineer, but haven't found any work in the field.

Also, Terhi has a secret mission: she has to stage one of the HMs as a bedwetter.

And btw...Terhi has a snake's tongue. Quite literally. Meaning her tongue is split in the middle.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2011, 08:04:43 PM »
The rules have changed. HMs are now allowed to talk about nominations, apparently they are even encouraged to do so. Also nominations and eviction have been changed. They're saying, that this year the nomination and eviction system has been influenced by the US-edition. There are 18 chairs in the house...so maybe 18 HMs will enter in a few hours? Or not...doesn't really mean anything else, than there's 18 chairs.

I hope that if they do go for a US style system, they stick to the way it has been and don't opt for a watered-down system like in Canada.
So do I. But I wouldn't keep my hopes up.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2011, 08:23:21 PM »
The house is hideous and I hate the US voting system... I think I'll have to pass on this series :(
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2011, 09:30:49 PM »
Salar is originally from Iran. He has lived in Finland for 7 years. I think Salar and Tamer are the only HMs this year to be of foreign origin.

Minna seems to be nearly blind. And I guess she has partly the same condition that Bono of U2 has. Her eyes can't take bright light without protection.

There are also a couple of rooms, that are not in the pictures. One is a nest, kind of like the one BB Israel had last year. Only this one is inside. And the rules are, there has to be no less than 2 HMs at any time. And no more than 3.

The other room is more like a lounge I suppose. Kinda like the library in BB 5 Sweden.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2011, 10:54:16 PM »
A couple of screenshots from the 24/7 live service:



Viewing Director's Cut 1 at the moment. The black bar below the video window contains links to the other video streams. You can also open a live thumbnail preview pane showing what's going on in the other streams by clicking the "Näytä kamerat" link.

I already gave instructions on how to subscribe to the service in my previous post. The streams weren't yet up at the time, so I could only guess at how they're assigned and labeled this year. It seems the former "Camera Mix" stream has been replaced with a "Kitchen" stream. In other regards, the stream selection remains the same as last year.

Key to the labels of the streams:

Director's Cut 1 = Director's Cut 1
Director's Cut 2 = Director's Cut 2
Makuuhuone = Bedroom
Olohuone = Living Room
Piha = Yard
Keittiö = Kitchen