Modern Times Group is to acquire 80% of the Swedish communications network Zitius Service Delivery AB. The undisclosed purchase from Quadracom also give MTG the option to acquire the remaining 20% in 2016.
Modern Times Group CEO Hans Holger Albrecht says it is no longer interested in a merger or takeover of Nordic DTH rival Canal Digital.
MTG president Hans Holger Albrecht has said he expects revenues from the Viaplay service go some way towards compensating for a continuing decline in DTH satellite subscribers.
MTG’s Viasat Broadcasting has secured the broadcasting rights to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the 2016 Olympic Games for the Baltic Republics.
MTG has signed a number of agreements to extend its exclusive broadcasting rights in the Nordic and Baltic regions for a number of key golf tournaments.
Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched its premium pay channel Viasat Motor in the Baltic region today (June 5).
Modern Times Group (MTG) has completed the acquisition of the Latvian free-to-air (FTA) station LNT for an undisclosed fee, having obtained permission to do so from the Latvian Competition Council.
Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired the television broadcasting rights to the Premier League for Sweden and Denmark until from the start of the 2013/14 season through until 2015/16.
Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured the rights to the Champions League in the Czech Republic for the next three seasons.
Viasat’s premium pay-TV subscriber total in the Nordic region fell by 19,000 in the first quarter to 1,039,000.