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TDC buys Modern Times Group Nordics to form converged business under new name

Thursday 1 February 2018 | 09:45 CET | News
Modern Times Group (MTG) said it has agreed to combine its Nordic Entertainment and MTG Studios businesses with TDC Group to create a fully convergent media and communications provider, under a new brand. The new entity will reach all 10 million households in the Nordic region and will serve 2.8 million TV subscribers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, through brands such as Viasat, Viaplay, Viafree, YouSee TV & Film, Blockbuster and Get Play. It will also provide fixed line and mobile telephony as well as broadband.

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Companies: Modern Times Group / TDC / ViaSat / YouSee
Countries: Denmark / Scandinavia / Sweden
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