MTGx strengthens team with talents from Schibsted and Bonnier

Press Release   •   Dec 10, 2013 09:00 CET

MTGx, the digital accelerator of leading international entertainment group Modern Times Group, has added two new experienced digital talents to its team. MTGx, which was launched in June 2013, is now home to over 50 full time employees, with backgrounds in everything from platform development, broadcasting and digital content, to online media, music, journalism, startups and M&A, from leading companies like MTG, Google, Facebook, Universal Music and Spotify.

The new hires are Jacob Lovén and Johanna Lange. Jacob will head up the business development of MTG’s advertising funded video on demand ‘play’ services across 10 markets. He has previously been Head of Sales for Sweden’s largest online TV guide, which is owned by Schibsted. Johanna has worked with business development and editorial content at Bonnier owned Nyhetsbolaget, and is joining as Content Manager of 

“MTGx has grown rapidly since its launch in June, and I am proud to say that we today have one of the strongest digital teams in the Nordic region. Over 1,000 people have approached us to explore job opportunities since our launch, and we still have a number of open positions for top talent.”, said Rikard Steiber, Chief Digital Officer of Modern Times Group and CEO of MTGx.

“I would like to welcome Jacob and Johanna to the team. They are just the kind of experienced and multi-talented digital stars we are looking for”, he added.

About Modern Times Group and MTGx

MTGx is the digital accelerator of Modern Times Group, and is focused on leveraging MTG’s digital assets and industry leading content portfolio, to create and deliver world class entertainment experiences. MTGx is committed to increasing the development speed of MTG’s digital entertainment services across the world, and provides centralised digital skills and platforms to all of MTG’s businesses. MTGx also works closely with innovation and startup communities around the world, to find and develop the entertainment services and products that will drive entertainment in the future.

Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. MTG’s Viasat Broadcasting operates free-TV and pay-TV channels, which are available on Viasat’s own satellite platforms and third party networks, and also distributes TV content over the internet.