TV2 will be available to Viasat’s satellite subscribers as part of Viasat’s DTH satellite platform and broadband offering, while TV2 Zulu, TV2 Charlie and TV2 Film will be available as part of the Viasat Gold broadband offering in Denmark. TV2 is the leading commercial TV channel in Denmark, and a majority of Viasat’s Danish satellite subscribers would welcome TV2 on the platform, according to a recent survey performed by MTG.
The TV2 channel reported a commercial share of viewing of over 55% in Denmark for the first quarter of 2007, and offers a broad selection of feature films, Hollywood and Danish TV series, game shows and news. TV2 Zulu offers a wide selection of feature films, comedy and talk shows, while TV2 Charlie broadcasts American drama and crime series, with a 45+ target audience group. TV2 Film is a mini pay feature film channel, broadcasting high quality Danish and international feature films without advertising breaks.
Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG, commented: “The agreement with TV2 Denmark is a significant step in the development of our Danish pay-TV offering and shows MTG’s commitment to provide our viewers with the best available channels in any market. The agreement follows our previous successful cooperation with TV2 Denmark on the inclusion of TV2 News in Viasat’s pay-TV packages, as well as the launch of the TV2 Sport channels and allows Viasat’s subscribers to receive the three leading Danish channels in one package, both via DTH satellite and broadband TV.”
For further information, please visit www.mtg.se, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact:
Hans-Holger Albrecht, President & CEO
tel: +46 (0) 8 562 000 50
Matthew Hooper, Corporate Communications
tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5010
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