Rikard Steiber

VR app store chief to keynote at MIPTV

A keynote speech at MIPTV in April will highlight how phone maker HTC is preparing the first subscription virtual reality market place, and wider trends in the VR content sector. Rikard Steiber (pictured), who is president of HTC’s Viveport VR app store, will deliver a talk on how his company is planning monetise a market […]

TV companies join Sky in Drone Racing

A raft of international TV and media players have invested in the Drone Racing League. Yesterday pay TV platform Sky said it was sinking US$1 million into the Drone Racing League, and later in the day the DRL announced the other partners in its US$12 million funding round. ProSiebenSat.1, MGM and A+E backer Hearst are […]

MTG restructures after digital boss exits

MTG chief digital office Rikard Steiber is leaving the company amid a company restructure of its digital operations, the latest of a line of changes at the TV and media firm. Steiber had been running the Viaplay streaming service as well as the digital MTGx division. Jonas Karlén (left) took control of Viaplay earlier this year […]

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 […]

Streaming service Viaplay launches on Apple TV

Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay is now available on Apple TV devices. Viaplay offers full seasons of TV series, a selection of films, entertainment for kids and live sports events including Premier League and UEFA Champions League football, NHL and Formula 1. “Apple TV is our most requested platform and we are thrilled […]

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 […]

MTG merging digital businesses

Modern Times Group is to merge its Viaplay online pay TV business with the MTGx ‘digital accelerator’ unit it set up last year, to create a more powerful, combined digital entertainment arm. The new unit will be headed by Rikard Steiber, currently MTG’s execuive VP and chief digital officer. Niclas Ekdahl, the current CEO of […]

MTG creates digital hub in VOD drive

Modern Times Group is to create a new ‘digital hub’ to accelerate the pace of its innovation and expansion into digital distribution. The new unit, MTGx, will he headed by MTG executive VP and chief digital officer Rikard Steiber. The division will be charged with developing video-on-demand experiences, building a portfolio of new entertainment services […]

MTG hires Google exec as chief digital officer

Modern Times Group (MTG) has named Google executive Rikard Steiber in the new role of executive vice-president and chief digital officer, effective February 4. MTG has also promoted Matthew Hooper to the new position of executive vice-president of group corporate communications, effective February 1, and has named Richard Beeston as vice-president of finance. Beeston will […]