MTG: Acquisition of Remaining Shares in SDI Media Hong Kong

Stockholm, SWEDEN


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Modern Times Group MTG AB (Nasdaq:MTGNY), the international media group, today announced that its SDI Media AB subsidiary has acquired the remaining 40 per cent of the SDI Media operation in Hong Kong. MTG owns 100 per cent of the company, which is the leading subtitling and dubbing company in Asia.

SDI Media is the largest Pan-Asian entertainment localization company, with operations in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Tokyo. Its clients in the region include Discovery Asia, Disney, Hallmark, Sony, Star TV and Time Warner.

Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG, commented: "We are delighted to complete our acquisition of SDI Media Asia. The company has an unparalleled reputation for delivering high quality, innovative localization solutions to its many clients. It has been the unquestioned leader in Asia in developments in these fields, including assisting with the launch of DVD in Asia. This deal further strengthens our position in an exciting region and we will continue to grow SDI's market presence by expanding its services into new markets around the world."

SDI Media is the leading provider of language versioning and localization services to the entertainment industry. SDI provides these services throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. SDI has agreements with the majority of major Hollywood studios and provides the subtitling for 60% of Hollywood's DVD movie releases worldwide. DVD subtitling now represents 44% of SDI's revenues. DVD sales in 2002 contributed to a 29% rise in operating profits to SEK 54 million on sales of SEK 379 million.

For further information, please visit www.mtg.se, email info@mtg.se, or contact:


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

Modern Times Group MTG AB has five business areas: Viasat Broadcasting (free-to-air and pay-TV broadcasting operations in nine countries and teletext operations in four countries), Radio (seven national networks or local stations in five countries), TV-Shop (home shopping and logistics), SDI Media (subtitling and dubbing services), and Modern Studios (content production and distribution).

Modern Times Group MTG AB class A and B shares are listed on the Stockholmsborsen O-list (symbols: MTGA and MTGB) and ADRs are listed on the Nasdaq National Market (symbol: MTGNY).

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