MTG launches HD channels package in Russia

Pay TV broadcaster Modern Times Group has launched a new HD channel package on Rostelecom’s Russian pay TV network. The Viasat Premium HD package comprises Viasat’s two new premium HD movie channels TV1000 Premium HD and TV1000 Megahit HD, new comedy channel TV1000 Comedy HD and two Viasat HD documentary channels Viasat History HD and […]

Cake Walk for Discovery and Living

Distribution360, the sales company founded by Canadian producers MarbleMedia and Seven24 Films, has sold several lifestyle titles to international broadcasters. The distributor has shopped Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition to Discovery Channel in Poland and Living Channel in New Zealand. Other sales include Puppy SOS to Viasat in Scandinavia. TrueVisions in Thailand and iCable in […]

Todd Lituchy’s New Media Vision picks up preschool show

New Media Vision, the company run by former Disney and Viasat executive Todd Lituchy, has picked up international rights to a new preschool show, Snapatoonies. The animated series, which has interactive and music elements, is produced by Jordle Productions, a start-up UK producer that is run by two mums. NMV has taken international rights and […]

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 […]

Viasat strikes multiple studio deals

Scandinavian broadcaster Viasat has struck a number of output and volume deals with Hollywood studios including NBC Universal and Fox as well as a number of local partners. The Modern Times Group-owned pan regional broadcaster is aggressively ramping up its content spend with these new deals. It has struck two deals with NBC Universal International […]

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