The incentive to the acquisitions is KAVA's decision to start digitizing in 4K the Finnish film heritage. It makes more sense for the government to fund such a project when it also owns the rights.
The recent purchase includes over 150 feature films produced by the Suomi-Filmi company, and other feature films the rights of which had been transferred to Suomi-Filmi. Also included is a big number of short films and commercials.
Tv rights remain with YLE the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation. The rights to dvd's already published remain with Finnkino during a period of transition.
Among the treasures purchased are the majority of the Finnish silent feature films, the oeuvre of Valentin Vaala (such as Loviisa, for many the all-time best Finnish film), and many other prominent films such as The White Reindeer.