MTG acquires remaining shares in TV3 Lithuania

June 3 2003

MTG has acquired the remaining 16 per cent of the shares in TV3 Lithuania, increasing its ownership to 100 percent. MTG owns 100% of TV3 in the other Baltic States of Estonia and Latvia.

Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG, commented: “There is significant growth potential in Lithuania and TV3 is the principal challenger in the market. The TV advertising market grew by 15% in 2002 and TV3 Lithuania has a penetration of 97% with a 29% commercial share of viewing.”

MTG’s TV3 channels in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had a 33% pan-Baltic commercial share of viewing and a penetration of 95% in 2002.

MTG’s operations in Lithuania also include Viasat’s digital DTH- platform, the TV1000 ‘Pay TV’ channel Tango TV, Power Hit Radio and SDI Media, the leading worldwide market provider of translation, subtitling and dubbing services for the television, video, film and DVD industries.

For further information, please visit www.mtg.se, email info@mtg.se, or contact:

Hans-Holger Albrecht, President & CEO tel: +46 (0) 8 562 000 50
Matthew Hooper, Investor & Press Enquiries tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5010

Modern Times Group MTG AB has five business areas: Viasat Broadcasting
(free-to-air and pay-TV broadcasting operations in nine countries and
teletext operations in four countries), Radio (seven national networks
or local stations in five countries), TV-Shop (home shopping and
logistics), SDI Media (subtitling and dubbing services), and Modern
Studios (content production and distribution).

Modern Times Group MTG AB class A and B shares are listed on the
Stockholmsbörsen O-list (symbols: MTGA and MTGB) and ADRs are listed on
the Nasdaq National Market (symbol: MTGNY).

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