Viasat Court Applicaton Achieves Desired Results

Stockholm, SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 23, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international media group, today announced that its application to the Swedish Market Court for a court injunction to prohibit Canal Digital from mentioning Viasat's TV3, ZTV and TV8 entertainment channels in its marketing material has had the desired result. Canal Digital has notified the Market Court that it has changed its marketing accordingly and has assured the Court that the Viasat Channels will not be used in future marketing campaigns or materials. No injunction is therefore required at this time.

The Viasat channels therefore continue to be available only to subscribers on the Viasat DTH satellite platform, the Boxer digital terrestrial network in Sweden and cable networks with which Viasat has agreements.

For further information, please visit, email, 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

MTG is an international media group with operations in more than 30 countries around the world and principal broadcasting businesses in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Hungary and Russia. MTG is the largest Free-to-air and Pay-TV operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions and the largest commercial radio operator in Northern Europe. MTG's Viasat channels reach over 50 million people in 15 countries every day and MTG Radio's stations reach 3 million daily listeners. The Viasat Broadcasting DTH satellite TV platform offers digital multi-channel TV packages of over 50 own-produced and third party entertainment channels. MTG is a leading European direct response TV network operator, broadcasting home shopping channels into 100 million homes in 52 countries, as well as one of the world's leading originators and producers of Reality TV formats.

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

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