MTG reorganises online services under Viafree

mtg new logo_400x400arThe Modern Times Group is reorganising its online and ad-funded services, replacing the Play brand and putting all of these services under the Viafree banner.

The broadcast group is rolling out the Viafree brand, which will sit alongside the paid-for Viaplay SVOD service.

In Sweden the company said that as part of the Viafree launch, there will be new free and original content from Splay made available to local viewers. Splay is the entertainment-driven MCN that MTG acquired last year.

The first original digital series from Splay for Viafree will be reality series Jockiboi and Jonna better or for worse, following the life of YouTube stars Joakim “Jockiboi” Berg to his Jonna Lundell.

MTG has instigated a wide-ranging restructure in recent times, shedding jobs and refocusing its business on digital. The Viafree Sweden launch is seen as the latest development in that ongoing process.