Antenna Group


Cheddar raises US$22m from Liberty Global, Antenna and others

Millennial-focused digital news service, Cheddar, has raised US$22 million in funding, with Liberty Global and Antenna Group coming on board as new investors. The US-based ‘post-cable network’ said it would use the cash to strengthen its balance sheet and to move into “Europe and beyond”. “We own all of our IP and now is the […]

Greece’s Antenna makes key appointments

Greece’s Antenna Group has restructured two roles in its management team, which it said would help support its goals both in the Greek market and internationally. Tassos Michalakis, formerly Antenna’s general commercial manager, has been named as managing director of Antenna Greece. In this new role, Michalakis will be for the company’s leading free-to-air channel, […]

Antenna Group chairman Kyriakou dies

Minos Kyriakou, the founder and chairman of Greek broadcaster Antenna Group, has passed away aged 75. He died suddenly from a heart attack, according to a statement from the Kyriakou family. Antenna owns European networks such as ANT1, TV PRVA and B92. Kyriakou, a shipping magnate, founded private station Antenna TV in 1989, and formally […]

Antenna Group agrees Viceland distribution deal

Antenna Group has signed a deal with Vice Media to become the exclusive distributor of original content from the Viceland TV channel across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Antenna Group’s international distribution arm, Antenna International Enterprises, will represent more than 300 hours of original Viceland content across CEE territories including Russia, Greece, Romania, Croatia and […]

Another ex-MTG exec joins Antenna

Former Modern Times Group COO Marc Zagar has joined Greece-based broadcaster Antenna Group as CFO. Zagar joins from telecoms group Millicom, where he was group CFO andhead of financial planning. Prior to that he was on Scandinavia-based MTG’s executive committee board, holding various high-level roles. Antenna is gearing up for expansion, having recently hired another […]

Vice Media pushes into eastern Europe with Antenna Group

Vice Media has teamed up with Greece’s Antenna Group to expand further in central and eastern Europe, rolling out operations in Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia. The move follows the pair’s existing collaboration in Greece, Serbia and Romania. Vice will launch new editorial and production operations to create and distribute its […]

Antenna Group appoints MTG exec as M&A boss

Antenna Group has appointed former Modern Times Group (MTG) executive Gerd Utecht as head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investments. Utecht will oversee all deals, investments and partnerships. He joins from MTG where he led a number of major acquisitions and divestitures across the company’s footprint – most recently including its 2015 purchase of […]

Antenna Group taps Digital Minds for YouTube launch

Greece-based broadcaster Antenna Group has tapped local MCN Digital Minds to manage all of flagship channel ANT1’s TV content on YouTube. Digital Minds will be charged with creating a YouTube channel for ANT1, gathering the channel’s fans in one location to give them the opportunity to watch content via smartphones, tablets, desktops and smart TVs. […]

Antenna buys Serbian broadcaster

Greece-based Antenna Group has acquired a controlling stake in Serbian free-to-air broadcaster B92. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it means B92 will sit alongside Antenna’s free TV, pay TV, radio, television distribution, magazine, publishing, music, digital, telecoms and educational assets. B92 is a news-focusedgeneral television channel, which recorded the highest level […]

Antenna Group partners with Vice Media

Greece-based Antenna Group has partnered with youth media brand and digital content studio Vice Media, in a deal designed to “dramatically expand” Vice’s presence across Greece and Southeast Europe. Vice will use media group Antenna’s position in the market to expand its distribution, offering the local audience “new ways to experience Vice content across devices, […]