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MTG launching new free-to-air channel in Czech Republic

Modern Times Group will launch Prima Zoom, its fourth free-to-air channel in the Czech Republic, at the beginning of February. Prima Zoom will be focused on a male-skewing audience aged over 35, broadcasting daily from 08:00-02:00, and will air on the Czech digital-terrestrial network as well as the basic packages of satellite, cable and IPTV […]

Viasat slam dunks NBA deal

MTG’s Nordic pay TV broadcaster Viasat has signed a deal with US basketball association the NBA to bring matches to Russia, the CIS and Georgia. The Viasat Sport East channel will broadcast up to five regular season games each week along with major NBA events including the NBA All-Star, the complete Eastern and Western Conference […]

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 […]

MTG launches Viaplay download service

International broadcast group Modern Times Group has added a download function to its Viaplay OTT services. It has also launched the service on the PlayStation 3 games console. The new ‘Download-to-go’ service makes Viaplay content available to download for a period of 30 days on devices running the Apple iOS operating system. The Viaplay service […]

MTG launches three movie channels for CIS

Modern Times Group (MTG)’s Viasat Broadcasting unit is to launch three new HD pay TV movie channels in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries next month. Viasat will launch TV1000 Premium HD, TV1000 Megahit HD and TV1000 Comedy HD. All will feature content from four Hollywood majors including Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Sony Pictures […]

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