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MTG sells Trace stake at €40 million valuation

MTG has agreed to sell its 75% stake in youth broadcaster Trace in a deal that values 100% of the business at an enterprise value of €40 million (approximately SEK 392 million). MTG agreed to sell its majority stake in the media group to TPG Growth, a division of investment firm TPG that has more […]

MTG drafts in ex-DR, Metronome execs for new Danish digital studio

Scandinavian broadcaster and production group MTG is launching a digital studio in Denmark, with former DR and Metronome execs joining as a result. Nice One Denmark will be part of MTG’s Nice Entertainment Group. Nice One brands already exist in Sweden and Norway. Metronome Productions digital business chief Klara Sofie Svendsen and former DR1 and […]

Viaplay originals greenlight flurry continues

Another day, another new original drama for Scandinavia SVOD service Viaplay. The MTG-owned service has commissioned suspense thriller Rig 45, its third greenlight in four days. Rig 45 comes from MTG Studios, the production arm of European content group MTG. The series follows a woman (Catherine Walker, Versailles), who is greeted with a wall of […]

Voice co-creator named Strix Benelux CEO

A former Talpa Media and BBC entertainment exec credited for co-creating The Voice and I Love My Country has joined Strix Benelux as CEO, with Roy Aalderink exiting. Vincent Dijkema (pictured) will lead the Nice Entertainment Group-owned prodco from January 2018, replacing Aalderink, who left the business earlier this autumn. Aalderink had been in the […]

Viaplay chief exits as MTG rejig continues

Ira Gladnikoff, head of Viaplay, is leaving Scandinavia-based broadcaster MTG as the company continues to restructure its Nordic entertainment business. Gladnikoff will exit to “take on new challenges outside MTG” after less than six months in the role, with a number of other executives taking on new responsibilities. Ysterday, TBI reported on a number of […]

VOD impact leads to MTG programming rejig

The Norwegian arm of European broadcaster MTG has reorganised its programming team to bring its increasingly influential on-demand services together with its linear TV unit. MTG TV said the rejig, which further integrates the AVOD-funded Viafree and SVOD service Viaplay closer to its linear TV offering, had been created “to support a future-orientated content strategy”. […]

MTG apologises after misconduct investigation

European broadcaster and digital business MTG has apologised after an internal investigation into misconduct allegations. The investigation into a senior manager found that management at Sweden-based company had lacked leadership in dealing with the allegations. Former employees, consultants and current staff were interviewed over the allegations, and employee surveys conducted between 2013 and 2016 were […]

MTG reports growth despite eSports losses

MTG reported 83% profit growth for continuing operations in Q3, despite wider losses for its eSports operations. The Nordic company reported higher profits and margins for Nordic entertainment, international entertainment and MTG Studios. Meanwhile, its digital arm MTGx recorded lower losses on a sequential and year on year basis, thanks to the contribution from Innogames […]

Hulu buys Scandi drama Veni Vidi Vici

Hulu has acquired US streaming rights for MTG’s Scandi original series, Veni Vidi Vici. The series will premier on Hulu in December 2017. It originally premiered on MTG’s Nordic streaming service Viaplay earlier this year. Veni Vidi Vici is a 10-part drama series that follows struggling Danish film director Karstan Daugaard’s journey as he makes […]

Electus launches 6/26 int’l copro model

US producer-distributor Electus has created a new international coproduction model for unscripted programmes dubbed ‘6/26’. The practice is the brainchild of Electus worldwide television and international president John Pollak, and is aimed at secured multi-episode orders. The processs sees four broadcasters – Australia’s Nine Network, France’s TF1, Germany’s Nito (part of RTL Germany) and Nordics-based […]

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