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MTG reports gains ahead of business split

Modern Times Group (MTG) reported full-year gains in sales, profits and margins in 2018 as it prepares to split into two companies – MTG and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) – in March. Announcing its full year and fourth quarter results, the company said that Nordic Entertainment maintained its strong performance, while MTGx – its […]

MTG eSports unit in move to create new Swedish tournament

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned eSports outfit DreamHack has teamed up with the Swedish Elite Football Association to create eAllsvenskan, a FIFA 19 eSports tournament set to take place in the spring. The eAllsvenskan will kick off on March 2 as part of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series and will be broadcast live by […]

MTG’s Jette Nygaard-Andersen to leave group

Modern Times Group (MTG) digital chief Jette Nygaard-Andersen is to leave the group to pursue new opportunities. Nygaard-Andersen joined MTG in 2003 and has held several managerial positions within the group’s Nordic and international operations and, most recently, with MTG’s digital video content division. She will leave the group at the end of February. MTG CEO […]

MTG enters new Nova sale talks, secures financing

MTG has entered discussions with other potential buyers for Nova Broadcasting Group, after Bulgaria’s competition regulator blocked the planned sale of the company to PPF Group last year. In a statement, MTG said its previously-announced deal to sell its 95% shareholding in Nova to the investment company controlled by Czech billionaire and businessman Petr Kellner has now […]

NENT acquires WTA tennis rights

Modern Times Group’s soon-to-be-spun-off TV and streaming arm Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has acquired the exclusive Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish media rights to 50 tennis tournaments from the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The deal means that Nordic tennis fans can now follow players such as Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson live on […]

MTG’s InnoGames and Zoomin.TV prep video series

MTG’s online and mobile games developer, InnoGames, and its Generation Z-focused content production unit, Zoomin.TV, are due to collaborate on a new video series. The series will showcase InnoGames’ portfolio with a focus on the company’s flagship game Forge of Empires and its recently launched title Warlords of Aternum. MTG said that the project sets the scene for […]

MTG’s ESL and Intel extend partnership

MTG’s Turtle Entertainment, the operator of eSports company ESL, has extended its global partnership with Intel through to 2021. The agreement aims to boost the development of eSports through the introduction of new technologies, tournaments and events. MTG claims the deal marks “the biggest brand alliance in eSports”. ESL and Intel will launch new eSports […]

Denmark’s TV 2 agrees eSports deal with MTG

MTG’s eSports companies Turtle Entertainment – which operates the ESL brand – and DreamHack have signed a broadcasting deal with Danish national TV network TV 2. The deal will see TV 2 provide more than 700 hours of eSports content to TV viewers in Denmark throughout 2019 – including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments organised […]

MTG’s gaming portfolio now stands at 11 companies

MTG has invested in 11 US and European gaming and interactive entertainment startups since launching its US$30 million gaming investment fund last November. The company’s portfolio includes content, tools and live experiences spanning online gaming, eSports and virtual reality, with MTG now claiming to be one of the most active investors in the gaming sector. “The […]

Finland’s DNA to sell Viaplay direct to subscribers

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), the soon-to-be-split-off broadcast and streaming arm of Modern Times Group (MTG), has agreed a deal with Finish cable and pay TV operator DNA to include NENT’s Viaplay streaming service in DNA’s TV offering. DNA will become the first telecom operator in Finland to offer Viaplay to customers as a separate subscription. […]

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