Strix to co-produce “survivor” for Russia’s largest tv channel

May 23 2002


Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international media group, today
announced that Strix Television has signed an agreement with Russia’s
largest TV channel, ORT, to co-produce the Russian version of

This summer ORT will co-produce its second season of ‘Survivor’ together
with Strix Television. ORT is the largest TV channel in Russia reaching
99% of the population.

The first season’s final episode obtained a 66% share of viewing, equal
to that of President Putin’s state-of-the-nation address aired on New
Year’s Eve. This made it the most popular TV programme of the year in

Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG, commented: “Strix has an
unparalleled capacity to develop and produce successful formats within
reality TV entertainment and it is good news that Strix is established
on the Russian market.”

Strix Television is currently producing its sixth season of ‘Survivor’
for the Swedish state-owned broadcaster, SVT. This year the company is
also producing and co-producing versions of the show for broadcast in
Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

For further information, please visit, email, or

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

Modern Times Group MTG AB has six business areas: Viasat Broadcasting
(free-to-air and pay TV channels in nine countries, and the new media
businesses – teletext operations and the Everyday interactive TV,
internet and mobile portals), Radio (local and national networks in five
countries), Publishing (financial news and information services), Modern
Interactive (home shopping, e-commerce, and logistics), SDI Media
(subtitling and dubbing services), and Modern Studios (content
production and rights library).

Modern Times Group MTG AB’s 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 in New York (symbol: MTGNY).

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