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Jette Nygaard-Andersen EVP of MTG's Nordic pay-TV broadcasting

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Staff writer | Stockholm, Sweden | June 3, 2013
Jette Nygaard-AndersenJune 3, 2013, Stockholm, Sweden - Modern Times Group MTG AB, an entertainment broadcasting group, announced the appointment of Jette Nygaard-Andersen as EVP of the Nordic pay-TV broadcasting operations, effective immediately.
Ms. Nygaard-Andersen has worked for MTG since 2003 and has been CEO of Viasat Denmark since 2011. She also served as the acting CEO of the Group’s Nordic pay-TV operations between October 2012 and March 2013. Ms. Nygaard-Andersen has previously held positions with Accenture as a strategy management consultant, and with the Maersk Group.

She will direct and oversee the management of MTG’s pay-TV operations across the Nordic region, which include the Viasat pay-TV channels, the Viasat satellite pay-TV platform, and the Viaplay online pay-TV service. Ms. Nygaard-Andersen will continue in her role as CEO of Viasat Denmark until a successor is in place.

In addition, Peter Norrelund has been appointed with immediate effect as MTG Head of Sport with overall responsibility for the Group’s sports production, broadcasting and channel operations.

Mr. Norrelund has worked for MTG since 2003 and has been CEO of the Group’s Danish sports operations, as well as responsible for the negotiation of the majority of the Group´s sports rights acquisitions. He will also continue in his current role.

Ms. Nygaard-Andersen has strengthened her team by appointing Jonas Karlén to the new role of Chief Operating Officer of the Nordic pay-TV broadcasting operations with immediate effect.

Mr. Karlén has been CEO of Viasat Sweden since October 2011 and will continue in this role in addition to his new duties as COO of the Nordic pay-TV business. He was previously Head of Customer Relation Management for Viasat Sweden from 2008, and also held various positions with Swedish energy company Vattenfall.

Anna Settman has decided to leave the Group.

Ms. Settman served as the Chief Executive Officer of MTG Betal TV Norden. Ms. Settman has been an Executive Vice President of Nordic Pay-TV Broadcasting Operations at Modern Times Group MTG AB since March 1, 2013. Ms. Settman directed and oversaw the management of MTG's pay-TV operations across the Nordic region, which include the Viasat pay-TV channels, the Viasat satellite pay-TV platform, and the Viaplay online pay-TV service.

Ms. Settman served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Aftonbladet AB for 3 years. Ms. Settman served as an Acting Chief Executive Officer of Aftonbladet AB since April 2010. Previously, Ms. Settman served as the Chief Executive at Aftonbladet AB since September 1, 2009. Ms. Settman served as President of Aftonbladet's new media department for 2 years. She joined MTG after 19 years at Schibsted owned Aftonbladet, which is Sweden's largest newspaper.

She has been Director at Nordnet AB (publ) since 2012. Ms. Settman holds Communications degree at Berghs School of Communications and IFL at the Stockholm School of Economics. 15.05


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