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Company Overview of Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd

Company Overview

Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd, through its subsidiaries, offers free-TV and pay-TV channel broadcasting services. It offers multi-channel digital TV packages of own-produced and third party entertainment channels. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is based in London, United Kingdom. Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd operates as a subsidiary of Modern Times Group Mtg AB.

11 Chiswick Park

566 Chiswick High Road

London,  W4 5XR

United Kingdom

Founded in 1988


44 20 8742 5100


44 20 8742 5101

Key Executives for Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd

Chief Operating Officer of Pay-Tv Emerging Markets Operations
Vice President of Formats
Vice President of Content and Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd Key Developments

Viasat Broadcasting Announces Executive Changes

Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.) announced that Viasat Broadcasting will make changes to its Baltic management and the expansion of the production company Paprika Latino to the region. Baiba Zuzena will be promoted to CEO of MTG's Latvian Free-TV and radio operations. She joined MTG in 2004 and was most recently COO of Free-TV and Radio in Latvia. Raivo Rosts will continue in his role as CEO Pay-TV Baltics. Kaspars Ozolins will leave his position as CEO of MTG's Baltic Broadcasting operations and join Paprika Latino as Head of Baltic Operations in the autumn. The leading Central and Eastern European production group Paprika Latino is expanding its operation to the Baltics and adding Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to its current portfolio of seven countries. From September 2, 2013, Marek Singer, Executive Vice President of the Group's Central European broadcasting will resume the responsibilities as CEO of MTG's Baltic Broadcasting operations.

Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd Appoints Hired Merrily Ross as Vice President of Formats

Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd. has hired Merrily Ross as Vice President of Formats. Merrily joined Viasat Broadcasting in London on 7 May to focus on accelerating the sourcing of even more UK and international programme ideas for the Viasat portfolio of 32 free-TV channels in 10 countries. Merrily will report to Daniela Neumann, Vice President of Content and Development, who joined the company in 2011 from ITV. Daniela has been leading Viasat's initiatives to work even more closely with UK and international content producers, in order to identify and commission the best and latest ideas for Viasat's free-TV entertainment channels. Merrily Ross joins Viasat Broadcasting from ITV Studios Global where she was most recently VP of Format Sales, having previously worked there for four years with international format production. Prior to this Merrily held several producer jobs with UK free-TV broadcasters like ITV, BBC and Five over a 10 year period.

Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd Appoints Aleks Habdank as COO of Pay-TV Emerging Markets

Modern Times Group MTG AB announced that Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd. has appointed Aleks Habdank as Chief Operating Officer of its Pay-TV Emerging Markets operations with effect from 7 May 2013. Aleks will be based in London and manage Viasat Broadcasting's pay-TV channel operations in Central and Eastern Europe, and develop its pay-TV business in the Emerging Markets. Aleks will report to Irina Gofman, CEO of MTG's Russian, CIS and Emerging Market pay-TV operations and support her on the operations within her business area. Aleks joins Viasat Broadcasting from Virgin Media, where he was most recently Director of Digital Entertainment Products, with responsibility for the TiVo, linear TV, Video On Demand, online and multiscreen services, including the launch of Virgin Movies and Virgin TV Anywhere.

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