Pan-European broadcaster Modern Times Group has appointed Marek Singer as executive vice-president of the group’s central European broadcasting operations.
Singer will join MTG’s senior management team on January 1and assume responsibility for its free-TV operations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Hungary, as well as the Group’s pay TV and radio operations in the Baltic countries.
Singer has been CEO and a board member of the TV Prima free TV operations in the Czech Republic, of which MTG owns 50%, since 2008. Singer will replace Anders Nilsson, who is leaving MTG on December 31 to join Millicom International Cellular. Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, president and CEO of MTG, said: “This appointment reflects Marek’s excellent leadership and development of the Prima TV enterprise, which is the second largest national commercial television broadcaster in the Czech Republic and currently operates 3 free-TV channels in the country. The channels achieved a combined target audience share of over 40% in the third quarter and have consistently increased their viewing and advertising market shares on an ongoing basis. We are committed to further expanding the scale and footprint of our operations in the region and Marek will oversee this expansion.”