Anders Jensen

Nordic Entertainment names senior team ahead of MTG split

Nordic Entertainment Group – the renamed and soon-to-be split-off broadcasting arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) – has named its new management team under CEO Anders Jensen. The new team will be effective as of July 1, following the split between the new MTG, which will focus on eSports and digital video content under current […]

Stats show SVOD net Viaplay climbed 25% last year as new original arises

Nordic subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay saw viewing time increase by 25% during 2017, according to stats released by parent company MTG. Customers spent an average of 32 hours per month streaming Viaplay last year, while the number of started streams rose 40.5% between 2016 and 2017. Over the same period, MTG said the total number […]

TDC board could drop MTG plans as potential bidder appears

TDC’s board of directors could drop plans to buy MTG’s broadcasting and entertainment business after being approached by a potential bidder for the full company. In a statement released this morning TDC said its board “would intend to withdraw its recommendation of the transaction with MTG to combine MTG’s Nordic entertainment and studios businesses with […]

MTG apologises after misconduct investigation

European broadcaster and digital business MTG has apologised after an internal investigation into misconduct allegations. The investigation into a senior manager found that management at Sweden-based company had lacked leadership in dealing with the allegations. Former employees, consultants and current staff were interviewed over the allegations, and employee surveys conducted between 2013 and 2016 were […]

MTG names new Viaplay chief as Karlen exits

Modern Times Group (MTG) has named Ira Gladnikoff (pictured) as head of its subscription video-on-demand service, Viaplay, replacing Jonas Karlén, who has decided to leave the company. Gladnikoff, who was previously chief commercial officer at Viaplay, will take over with immediate effect. She joined the streaming outfit in 2015, and has been credited with helping […]

MTG launches VR platform Viareal

MTG has launched a virtual reality app, offering extensions from its linear TV shows and from sports and eSports events, as well as exclusive VR-content. Viareal is MTG’s first VR app and is available across the Nordic region for up-to-date Android and iOS devices, Gear VR and a range of other VR headsets. Viewers will […]

MTG appoints new Scandi, Viaplay CEOs

There have been wide-ranging management changes at the Modern Times Group as the free and pay TV operator reorganises its business along country lines. New territory managers positions have been created for Sweden, Denmark and Norway, MTG’s three largest markets. Anders Jensen takes becomes  CEO of MTG Sweden under the new structure, overseeing all pay […]

MTG Sweden restructure results in 20% cuts

The Modern Times Group has completed a restructure of its Swedish free-to-air TV operation, with about 20% of the workforce losing their jobs. The international free and pay TV channel operator said earlier this week it was that it needed to reorganise its Swedish business in the face of wider challenges in the media business. […]

Job losses to follow MTG’s Swedish restructure

The Modern Times Group is restructuring its Swedish free TV operations with staff at the four-channel division facing the prospect of redundancy. MTG’s free TV operations in Sweden comprise the TV3, TV6, TV8 and TV10 broadcast channels and their associated catch-up services. There are about 150 staff at the Swedish free TV division, and TBI […]

MTG names Scandi content chief

Modern Times Group’s Danish programme director has been promoted to chief content officer for the broadcaster’s free TV channels across Scandinavia. Morten Mogensen takes on the new post following a six-year stint as programming chief in Denmark. He joined MTG in 2005 as commissioning editor, before becoming head of in-house/own productions two years later and […]