Lionsgate, Viasat ink deal



LAS VEGAS -- Lionsgate has inked a three-year TV programming deal with Viasat Broadcasting, consisting of a minimum of two one-hour series, one half-hour series, one miniseries and two MOWs annually for distribution in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Slovenia.

Among the shows selected by the Scandi broadcaster are dramas "Mad Men," "Weeds" and "Hidden Palms," as well as sci-fi miniseries "The Lost Room."

Viasat is a subsidiary of the Modern Times Group, one of the largest free and pay-TV operators in Scandinavia and the Baltics.