Antenna Group


Vice Media in talks over sale to Greece’s Antenna Group

Vice Media is reportedly in talks to be acquired by longtime commercial partner Antenna Group. According to reports from Reuters and The New York Times, the company has been exploring sale options since abandoning plans to go public via a merger with 7GC & Co Holdings last year. The Wall Street Journal also previously reported […]

Former RTL Group CEO in at Antenna Group

Former RTL Group chief Bert Habets has been appointed as CEO of the global media firm Antenna Group. Habets takes over the role from the outgoing Jonathan Procter, who departed the company to become group CEO of South Africa’s Primedia. The exec, who exited RTL in 2019, will oversee the free TV, pay TV, OTT, […]

Antenna Group acquires Sony’s CEE channels

  Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has continued its withdrawal from the global channels business by selling its 22 pay-TV networks and two streaming services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to Antenna Group. Antenna has bought SPT’s CEE AXN, Sony and Viasat Pay TV channels and on demand services in the region, as part of what it described […]

Antenna Group extends JV with Vice Media

CEE-focused broadcaster Antenna Group has extended its joint venture with Vice Media through 2024 and expanded the countries involved. The agreement, first struck in 2014, will see Vice programming continue to be made available in Greece, Romania and Serbia. Antenna will now also work with Vice to take its content into Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, […]

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 […]