Anders Jensen New Head of Scandinavian Free TV at Modern Times Group

12:53 AM PST 05/23/2014 by Scott Roxborough

MTG operates more than a dozen free-to-air networks and numerous radio stations across Scandinavia.

Swedish-based broadcaster Modern Times Group (MTG) has named Anders Jensen to the newly-created position of executive vice president of the group's Scandinavian free-TV and radio operations.

Taking over August 1, Jensen will be responsible for the management and development of MTG's ad-supported networks in the Nordic region. He will report directly to MTG President and CEO Jorgen Madsen Lindemann.

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Jensen has previously held executive positions at numerous European telecommunications, retail and consumer goods firms, most recently as a senior executive vice president in charge of the consumer division of Danish telco TDC Group. Previous to that, Jensen was CEO of Hungary's second largest mobile operator, Telnor Hungary.

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Modern Times Group operates more than a dozen free-to-air networks and numerous radio stations across Scandinavia, including flagship channel TV3.

The company has been on a major expansion push, acquiring numerous production companies, including Finland's Nice Entertainment, UK rights banner DRG and Norwegian format group Novemberfilm. It has also pushed into fast-growing but largely untapped African market with its recent acquisition of pay-TV group Trace.

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