Netflix agrees Lat Am partnership with Millicom

Netflix has signed a deal with Millicom that will see its app pre-loaded on phones for Tigo mobile customers in Latin America. Millicom’s Tigo and TigoUNE customers will find the Netflix app preloaded on Android smartphones. Customers who buy select TigoSmart mobile and TigoStar residential plans will also receive a prepaid Netflix subscription as part […]

Piksel to acquire shows for OTT players

OTT TV technology specialist Piksel is branching out into content acquisition for OTT players. The company has set up a new unit, Piksel Content Services, to help telcos, internet service providers, cable operators and media companies to launch OTT ventures by taking over the task of negotiating content rights for them. Piksel – formerly known as […]

MTG programming exec departs for Millicom

Louise Ernst has left her position of head of programming at Modern Times Group’s Viaplay to join Millicom, TBI has learned. Ernst has been at Viaplay, the on-demand service run by MTGx, since 2012, and in different positions at divisions of parent company MTG since 2005. Latin America and Africa-focussed telco and media firm Millicom […]

MTG Studios makes its move

MTG rebranded Modern Studios and created MTG Studios two years ago with little fanfare. However, subsequent deals for Paprika Latino and Novemberfilm have helped put it on the map. TBI speaks to its CEO, Patrick Svensk, about creating a Scandinavian-owned Studio and to the people running its latest and most notable acquisition, UK-based distributor DRG. […]

Executive shuffle at Modern Times Group: three leave, new Nordic boss

Modern Times Group has made several hires and promotions as other executives leave the company to join former boss Hans Holger Albrecht. The free and pay TV broadcast group has hired a new head of Nordic pay TV and appointed a new boss of its African operation. Martin Lewerth, executive VP of pay TV and […]