MTG acquires 100% of TV 2 Sport
October 8, 2012
Modern Times Group (MTG), has acquired all of the remaining shares in the Danish 50/50 joint venture company TV 2 Sport A/S (‘TV 2 Sport’) from TV 2 DANMARK. The payment will comprise an undisclosed cash consideration and the transfer of the exclusive Danish broadcasting rights to the European Handball Championships for 2016 and 2018, which are currently held by the Group. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval by Danish Competition Authorities.
TV 2 Sport was launched in April 2007 by MTG and TV 2 in Denmark, as a 50/50 joint venture company, and broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel. It is operated on an independent basis from both MTG and TV 2 in Denmark.