Modern Times Group (MTG), the international entertainment group, has extended its content licencing agreements with Disney Nordic for first-run and library movie rights for pay-TV in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. MTG has also extended the carriage agreement to include Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD on the Viasat platforms in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The selection of movies available will include exclusive first run rights to such recent hits as “Iron Man 3”, “Thor: The Dark World”, “Wreck-it-Ralph” and “Monsters University” and exclusive linear broadcasting rights to a variety of classic films. The movies will air on MTG’s six Viasat Film thematic premium pay-TV channels in the Nordic region, which are available on the Viasat satellite pay-TV platform, as well as third-party IPTV and cable networks.
MTG’s online Viaplay service will also have the subscription VoD rights for Disney first-run features exclusively, and library titles across the Nordic region. Subscribers to Viaplay can already enjoy full seasons of award-winning ABC Studios series on the ABC Studios subscription on demand service, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and recent hit series like “Once Upon a Time”, while “Lost” and “Criminal Minds” will be available next year. Viaplay subscribers can access these hundreds of hours of content on internet connected devices including personal computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, set-top-boxes, and games consoles.
In the Baltics, MTG has a multi-year agreement in place to show Disney first-run movies and series, as well as classic Disney animation titles and library feature movies on the Group’s free-TV channels in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.