Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.) (‘MTG’ or ‘the Group’), the international
entertainment group, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of
75% of Trace Partners SAS following regulatory approval by the French media
The Trace management own the remaining 25% of the company, and Trace co-founder
Olivier Laouchez will continue as Chairman and CEO of the company.
MTG will consolidate Trace in its accounts with effect from 1 July 2014 and
report it within the Pay-TV Emerging Markets business segment.
Trace is a global youth media brand and pay-TV channel operator with
distribution agreements in 160 countries worldwide, including all 55 countries
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Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment 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. MTG is also
the largest shareholder in CTC Media, which is Russia’s leading independent
Modern Times Group is a growth company and generated net sales of SEK 14.1
billion in 2013. MTG’s Class A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm’s
Large Cap index under the symbols ‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’.
The information in this announcement is that which Modern Times Group MTG AB is
required to disclose under the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial
Instruments Trading Act. It was released for publication at 16.30 CET on 26 June
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