Jakob Mejlhede

MTG rehires pay TV buyer

The Modern Times Group has hired Bun Beeseon as its vice president of pay TV and VOD acquisitions, a move that sees her return to the Scandi company, which announced the news this morning. Beeson had been at BBC Worldwide, where she was VP, global acquisitions, buying programming for its international channels, but left the […]

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 ups Mejlhede Andersen to exec board

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen has promoted to European broadcaster MTG’s executive management team. Formerly known just as Jakob Mejlhede, the exec joins the board with immediate effect having been appointed executive VP, programming and content development. He joined MTG in 2005 and has been senior VP, acquisitions and programming for the past six years. He also […]

MTG to run Maker shows in Europe

European broadcaster Modern Times Group has scored a deal that hands it MCN Maker Studios’ online programming for select territories. MTG will run the content across its advertiser-funded online video services in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria. Maker, which is joining the Disney stable following a near-US$1 billion deal, produces online series […]

MTG appoints Viaplay Nordic programming chief

Modern Times Group’s MTGx digital division has upped company executive Fredrik Ljungberg (right) to programming director for streaming service Viaplay Nordic. Ljungberg, who has been at MTG for more than six years, will take up his new role on October 1. He was previously head of programme planning, acquisition and research, in charge scheduling and […]