MTG Studios hires Zodiak’s Jens Eriksson as COO

MTG Studios, the content arm of pan European broadcaster Modern Times Group, has poached former Zodiak executive Jens Eriksson to become president and chief operating officer.

Eriksson was previously COO at Zodiak Media Group Nordic and has also worked in the music business with record label Universal Music.

He will start on January 8, 2013 and will report to Patrick Svensk, executive vice president of content, MTG and chairman and CEO, MTG Studios.

MTG Studios comprises Strix, CEE-focused Paprika Latino and communications firm Redaktörerna. It has produced series including Johan Falk for Sweden’s TV4.

“It is with great pleasure I welcome Jens as President and COO of MTG Studios. With his experience and knowledge, Jens will be a great addition to our team and a perfect complement to me in our ambition to further grow MTG Studios, which is already one of the leading content providers in the industry,” said Svensk.

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