Data published by TNS Latvia shows that the most popular channel in the country in June was LNT, with an audience share of 18.4%. TV3 was in second place with 15.3%, followed by LTV1 (13.2%) and PBK (9.8%). LNT was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. this May, while TV3 is owned by Sweden’s Modern Times Group (MTG) and LTV1 the public broadcaster’s first channel. News Corp. also secured a 70% stake in TV5 this May. A local channel serving Riga and environs, it claimed an audience share of 2% last month.