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 […]

MTG completes Bet24 sale

Modern Times Group (MTG) has completed the sale of its betting arm Bet24 to Unibet. The company received €10.8 million as part of the initial transaction and the remaining 20% will be paid by June 30, 2012, subject to the fulfillment of certain contractual conditions. MTG announced its intention to sell the betting arm in […]

Modern Times nets Champions League rights

Modern Times Group has picked up Champions League soccer rights for the Czech Republic. MTG has taken free and pay TV and mobile and internet rights. Live games will be transmitted on the Prima Cool channel. The deal runs until 2015. MTG already has Champions League soccer rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, […]

MTG to sell Bet24

Modern Times Group is to sell its European betting division Bet24 as it looks to focus on its core broadcasting operations. The pan European broadcaster has sold Bet24, which is part of its Nordic Betting subsidiary, to Unibet Group for €13.5 million. The transaction is currently subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be […]

TeliaSonera International Carrier to deliver NHL for Viasat

TeliaSonera International Carrier is to deliver NHL ice-hockey games to Viasat Broadcasting in Stockholm under a five-year deal. TeliaSonera will deliver 35 match feeds to Viasat. The company chose Snell to supply of its Alchemist frame rate convertors for fast motion HD sport broadcasts. Encompass Digital Media was chosen to provide the US contribution feeds.

Viaplay launches in Russia

Modern Times Group has launched its Viaplay online pay TV service in Russia. The service was previously available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The service, which is being made available via broadband internet across Russia, delivers an online on-demand subscription service, offering unlimited on-demand access to streamed TV series and documentaries, as well as […]

Viasat Broadcasting appoints programming chief

Viasat Broadcasting has appointed Jakob Mejlhede as senior vice-president of acquisitions and programming. Mejlhede has worked at Viasat Broadcasting for five years and takes on his new role with immediate effect. Based in London, he will be responsible for all of Viasat’s programming acquisition and content development for its free and pay TV channels across 35 […]

MTG online deal with Disney and Sony

Modern Times Group-owned online pay TV service Viaplay has struck deals with two major Hollywood studios that will see over 500 movies available. The service has inked deals with The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures Television to make these films available to subscribers across Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. 
 Movies available include Sony’s […]