MTG plays the digital game

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MTG has made a string of bold investments in recent times while selling off traditional TV assets. Arnd Benninghoff, the head of its digital division, MTGx, explains the strategy to Andy McDonald. Nordic television company… Read more

MTG targets US digital growth with MTGx hire

Scott Rupp

Modern Times Group has appointed Digital Artists Entertainment boss, Scott Rupp, to develop the presence of its MTGx digital arm in the US. Rupp will be tasked with developing US opportunities for MTGx’s portfolio, expanding… Read more

MTG veteran Hermansson leaving

Mathias Hermansson

The executive chairman of MTG’s digital MTGx division, Mathias Hermansson, is leaving the company. Hermansson has been at MTG since 1999 and is one of the company’s longest serving senior execs, and was tipped as… Read more

MTG takes 22% of Engage Sports Media

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Modern Times Group (MTG) has bought a 22% stake in cross-platform sports content company Engage Sports Media. MTG said the investment, which was agreed for undisclosed terms, gives it the option to increase its shareholding… Read more

MTGx chief: broadcasters must look to e-sports as ‘defining pillar’ of pop culture

Arnd Benninghoff and Rikard Steiber.

Broadcasters must look to adapt to the specific tastes of millennials in order to survive, and in particular to the emerging phenomenon of e-sports, described by MTGx’s Arnd Benninghoff as “the defining pillar of  pop culture”. Speaking at TV… Read more

MTGx appoints chief product officer

Markus Thorstvedt

MTGx, the digital accelerator arm of Modern Times Group, has appointed former Fox Mobile Group executive Markus Thorstvedt as chief product officer. Thorstvedt will have overall responsibility for all product developments at MTGx, which was set… Read more

MTG teams up with FreeWheel

Modern Times Group (MTG) has teamed up with technology provider FreeWheel to make additional revenues from digital ad inventory across the Nordic markets and central and eastern Europe.  MTGx, MTG’s digital accelerator unit, will use… Read more

MTG appoints ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s digital chief

Arnd Benninghoff and Rikard Steiber.

Modern Times Group (MTG) has appointed ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s chief digital officer, Arnd Benninghoff, as deputy CEO of its digital accelerator arm MTGx and CEO of MTGx Ventures. MTG launched MTGx as its new ‘digital hub’… Read more

MTG appoints Viaplay Nordic programming director

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Modern Times Group’s MTGx digital division has upped company executive Fredrik Ljungberg to programming director for streaming service Viaplay Nordic. Ljungberg, who has been at MTG for more than six years, will take up his… Read more

MTG, Sony sign content deal

Modern Times Group and Sony Pictures Television have signed a multi-year content deal. The agreement hands MTG Sony feature film releases such as The Smurfs, Django Unchained and Men in Black 3. They will be made available on MTG… Read more