Exclusive: NENT Group’s content, co-productions and acquisitions team revealed

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s recently appointed chief content officer Filippa Wallestam has named a six-pronged senior exec team to oversee content, international co-productions and acquisitions for the company. NENT, which operates numerous Nordic channel brands such as TV3 as well as streamer Viaplay and AVOD sibling Viafree, named Wallestam as its EVP & chief content […]

MTG makes €115m from Baltic nets sale

Modern Times Group is selling its operations in the Baltic states to Providence Equity Partners in a deal that values the free, pay TV and radio businesses at €115 million (US$124 million), or twelve times 2016 earnings before interest and tax. MTG said the sale was part of its plan to transform itself  from “a […]

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 appoints Scandi TV boss

Modern Times Group has recruited Anders Jensen as executive VP of Scandinavian free-TV operations. Jensen will oversee all of the broadcast group’s free-to-air operations in Scandinavia with the respective country CEOs reporting to him. He will report directly to MTG President and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann. MTG has a sizable free-to-air footprint across Scandinavia. The […]

Polish programming deal for Power

UK-based indie producer and distributor Power has sold a package of its miniseries to Polskie Media. The deal with the Polsat-owned Polish broadcaster, which runs the TV4 and TV6 digital channels, covers several dramas, TV movies and miniseries. Titles in the deal include Air Force One Is Down, Treasure Island (pictured), Eve of Destruction and […]

UK fare bound for new Norwegian FTA net

British shows such as The Great British Bake-Off and MasterChef UK will make up part of new Norwegian general entertainment free-to-air network TV6. The network is launching on November 21 as Modern Times Group’s latest FTA channel. It sits in a portfolio that already includes TV3 and Viasat4. TV6 will focus on general entertainment and […]

Bellon sells American Ninja Warrior, introduces Super Boyz

US-based Bellon Entertainment has licensed NBC entertainment series American Ninja Warrior series to European and Asian broadcasters as it plans to launch a new Japanese format at MIPCOM. Ninja has sold to TV4 Sport in Sweden, FOUR in New Zealand, Viasat’s TV6 in Lithuania, Fuel TV in Australia and BSkyB’s Challenge in the United Kingdom. […]

Fiona Crago out and Michael Murphy in at Beyond

Fiona Crago has resigned as boss of Beyond Distribution and will be replaced by Michael Murphy. The distributor said that Crago is leaving to pursue university studies. She has been at Beyond for 16 years, having started out in its legal department. Michael Murphy has been appointed as acting general manager. He has been programme boss […]