MTG’s Free and Pay TV Broadcasting businesses in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Eastern Europe, which already incorporate the New Media operations, have been merged with MTG’s Radio businesses. The merged entities will report to a Managing Director in each country, enabling MTG management to focus further on utilising the synergies and exploiting the economies of scale amongst the broadcasting assets, in order to increase ratings and sales, as well as to reduce costs.
Anders Nilsson has been appointed as Managing Director, Sweden, whilst Hein Espen Hattestad will be responsible for the Norwegian operations, Jorgen Madsen for the Danish operations, and Yggers Mortensen for the Eastern European territories.
Andrew Barron has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of MTG. Andrew has a strong track record in both the Pay and Free TV industries, having joined MTG in 2002 from UPC, where he was CEO of ‘chello broadband’, and previously served as Executive Vice President of New Media and Business Development for ‘Walt Disney Europe’.
Petter Nylander is leaving TV3 Sweden in order to start up his own company. H C Ejemyr will take over as Managing Director of TV3 Sweden, while Michael Porseryd has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of TV3 Sweden. H C Ejemyr has previously been Managing Director for MTG’s TV broadcasting businesses in Sweden and Chief Operating Officer of MTG. Michael Porseryd is currently responsible for programming and acquisition at Viasat Broadcasting, and has previously served as Country Manager for MTG’s TV broadcasting operations in Sweden.
Johan Birgersson has been appointed as Managing Director of MTG’s Pay TV operations in Sweden, prior to which he was Director of the Middle Eastern operations of Pay TV broadcaster ‘Showtime’. Todd Lituchy has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions for Viasat Broadcasting, having previously been Senior Vice President with responsibility for Scheduling & Acquisitions at ‘UPN’ (United Paramount Network) in the US. Finally, Christine Waage has been appointed as Vice President of Acquisitions at Viasat Broadcasting,
having previously worked for ‘AOL Europe’ and ‘Yahoo! Europe’.
Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG, commented: “This reorganization reflects the importance of capitalizing on our ownership of the full broadcasting value chain in each territory. Andrew Barron has come on board and his wide-ranging broadcasting experience has already made a significant impact. We are sad to lose Petter Nylander, but he has been with the group for eight years now and is keen to try something new. We thank him for his contribution to the group’s success and wish him well in his new enterprise. H C has an unparalleled track record at MTG and we are delighted to welcome him back”.
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