Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.) (‘MTG' or ‘the Group'), the international
entertainment broadcasting group, today announced that Viasat Broadcasting has
signed a five year agreement with number one Swedish Telecommunications
operator, Telia, to enable Viasat to market and sell its pay-TV channel packages
to Telia's more than 300,000 IPTV customers and broadband subscribers, from 1
June 2008.  Viasat's free-TV channels TV3, TV6, TV8 and ZTV, which together
account for a third of the commercial viewing in Sweden, will also be included
in Telia's ‘Lagom' and ‘Stor' packages.  

The agreement will enable Telia's Digital TV customers to access a total of 17
Viasat free-TV and pay-TV channels in six different Viasat channel packages
(Viasat Silver, Viasat Gold, Viasat Sport, Viasat Film, Viasat Sport & Film and
Viasat Golf). The packages will be marketed direct to Telia's customers by
Viasat, at prices ranging from SEK 79 per month for Viasat Sport to SEK 299 per
month for the Viasat Gold premium package of 16 Viasat channels and 29 third
party channels. 

The agreement allows Viasat to directly market its services to Telia's broadband
customer base. Telia has more than one million broadband customers and more than
300,000 IPTV customers, which represents approximately 90% of the total Swedish
IPTV subscriber market. 

The Viasat Gold and Silver packages include the Viasat Sport 1, 2 and 3
channels, the five TV1000 thematic movie channels, Viasat Explorer, Viasat
History, Viasat Crime and Viasat Nature. The packages also include well known
third party channels including the Disney channels, CNN, MTV and National
Geographic Channel, which are already included in Viasat's existing satellite
DTH and IPTV offerings. Subscribers will also have access to a catch-up TV
service with over 100 hours of on-demand programming from TV3, TV6, TV8 and ZTV,
as well as programming from TV1000. 

Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG, commented: “This agreement is a
significant milestone for us. Our core business is the aggregation and selling
of packaged TV channel content, and this deal provides us with direct access to
a new and large potential subscriber base. It reinforces our strategic focus on
making our channels and packages as broadly available as possible on as many
platforms as possible.  It also emphasises our customer commitment to enable TV
viewers to watch what they want, when they want and where they want. The deal
highlights our position as an independent pay-TV player, operating across
multiple distribution channels, and the premium content provider of choice.” 

“Telia has built a scale and successful pay-TV business in the IPTV environment
and we are delighted to be able to access and sell our services to this large
and growing customer base, which is typically not addressed by our DTH satellite
service. We look forward to working with Telia to develop our joint content
offering and to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the rapidly
evolving digital environment.” 


For further information, please visit, email, or contact:

Hans-Holger Albrecht, President & CEO			
tel: +46 (0) 8 562 000 50

Matthew Hooper, Investor & Analyst Enquiries		
tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5010

Bert Willborg, Press Enquiries			
tel +44 (0) 791 2280 850

Modern Times Group is a leading international entertainment broadcasting group
with the second largest geographical broadcast footprint in Europe. MTG's Viasat
Broadcasting is the largest free-TV and satellite premium pay-TV operator in
Scandinavia and the Baltics, and also operates channels in the Czech Republic,
Hungary, Slovenia and the Balkans. MTG's TV assets are broadcast in a total of
24 countries and reach over 100 million people. MTG is also the major
shareholder in Russia's largest independent television network (CTC Media -
NASDAQ: CTCM), and the number one commercial radio operator in the Nordic and
Baltic regions.

Modern Times Group MTG AB class A and B shares are listed on the OMX Nordic
Exchange Large Cap market (‘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 10.45 CET on 23 May