MTG to manage advertising sales for Disney channels in Scandinavia

March 21 2018

MTG and Disney Nordic have further reinforced their long-term co-operation with an agreement whereby MTG will manage advertising sales for Disney’s popular TV channels Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD in Scandinavia.

Disney Nordic

Fifteen years after MTG became the first media house to bring Disney Channel to Scandinavian audiences, the long-term co-operation between MTG and Disney Nordic is now taking on an extra dimension.

From 1 April 2018, MTG will be responsible for all advertising sales for Disney’s channels in Scandinavia, including TV channels and Disney Nordic’s digital products.

Disney operates five popular channels in Scandinavia – local versions of Disney Channel in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, along with the pan-regional channels Disney Junior and Disney XD – which target audiences between four to fourteen years old.

The agreement increases MTG’s share of viewing in the kids and youth segment, while offering MTG’s commercial customers an even better advertising product with higher security of delivery and a broader commercial reach. It reinforces MTG’s position as the Nordic region’s leading commercial media house in marketing to younger audiences. MTG Denmark will be responsible for advertising sales on the channels.

“We’re excited to add Disney’s brand and five iconic channels to MTG’s attractive commercial portfolio, which now contains 10 kids channels as well as several digital platforms. Disney’s channels complement our wider kids offering very well. This agreement enables us to offer significantly more attractive delivery and reach, and it makes booking campaigns on up to 10 channels with MTG simple and effective,” says Lars Mossing, VP Channels, MTG Denmark.

Disney Nordic and MTG already enjoy a close partnership across a range of markets and channels. Disney Nordic content is available on MTG’s TV and film channels, and on the subscription streaming service Viaplay. MTG also distributes Disney’s TV channels in the Nordic region.

“We look forward to expanding our co-operation with MTG. The integration of our media platforms with MTG’s portfolio creates significant advantages for Disney’s customers and partners, both in terms of audience engagement and access to dedicated teams and expertise, not least in digital sales. We also look forward to working together with MTG to develop new advertising products for TV and digital,” says Casper Bjørner, Country Manager, The Walt Disney Company Nordic.

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