Viasat wins the Olympics

Viasat has acquired TV rights to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the 2016 Olympic Games for the Baltics. The Modern Times Group-backed channel operator will have ‘first pick’ for each Baltic country to show one discipline from each of Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 exclusively on its commercial free-TV channels in each of the […]

Viaplay using Irdeto Active Cloak for Media

Modern Times Group has deployed Irdeto’s ActiveCloak for Media technology on its Viaplay over-the-top on-demand service. Viaplay is using Irdeto ActiveCloak for Media to expand the range of devices on which it can offer its content, starting with  iPhone and iPad. “Irdeto continues to be a trusted partner to Viaplay, and our decision to deploy […]

Teo launches Viasat sports and movie packages

Lithuanian telco Teo has signed a deal with MTG’s pay TV operator Viasat to bring various sports and movie channels to its TV platform. Teo’s Gala IPTV service is adding the Viasat Sporta package, offering the Viasat Sport Baltic, Viasat Golf, Viasat Premier League and Viasat Motor channels. Four Viasat movie channels will also be […]

MTG looks to more production deals following Paprika acquisition

Pan European broadcaster Modern Times Group is looking to make more acquisitions and strike more deals with producers following its purchase of central and eastern European producer Paprika Latino. 
 The broadcaster, which operates 29 free-to-air channels in 11 countries and 38 pay TV networks in 34 countries as well as producer Strix, bought 53% […]

MTG secures key golf rights

Modern Times Group has signed a number of agreements to extend its exclusive broadcasting rights in the Nordic and Baltic countries for various golf tournaments. The new agreements are valid until the end of 2015. Deals have been signed for the PGA European Tour, the World Golf Championships, Ryder Cup, The Open, US PGA Championship, […]

MTG acquires stake in CEE production company

Pan regional European broadcaster Modern Times Group has acquired a majority stake in central and eastern European production company Papriko Latino as it looks to expand its production business. The broadcaster, which operates 29 free-to-air channels in 11 countries and 38 pay TV networks in 34 countries as well as producer Strix, has bought 53% […]

MTG’s Viaplay launches hybrid service with Netgem

Modern Times Group has selected France-based set-top and home gateway company Netgem to supply a hybrid set-top box for its Viaplay service. The Viaplay box can deliver OTT-delivered premium content, DTT channels and the full Viaplay online service. Viaplay will use the set-top to broaden its Swedish offering, and to make linear and on-demand pay […]

Viasat Motor makes Baltic debut

MTG-backed commercial broadcaster Viasat has launched its pay-channel Viasat Motor in the Baltic region. The channel has secured rights for various motor events, including Formula1, Moto GP, and Nascar. It joins Viasat’s other channels for the Baltic region that include Viasat Sport Baltic, Viasat Golf and Viasat Premier League HD. Viasat Motor SD will be […]

Viasat adds new dimension to the Olympics

MTG-backed commercial broadcaster Viasat plans to show 100 hours of 3D TV coverage of the upcoming Summer Olympics on its Norwegian pay TV channels. 3D coverage will include the opening and closing ceremonies, the men’s 100 meters as well as swimming, gymnastics and other disciplines. The 3D content from the London 2012 Olympic Games will […]

MTG acquires Premier League rights

Modern Times Group has acquired the television rights to the English Premier League in Sweden and Denmark. The pan-regional European broadcaster has acquired the rights from the English football body starting from the 2013/14 season. 
 All of the rights are exclusive on all platforms in Sweden. The rights to approximately 280 of the matches […]