Sweden's Modern Times Group (MTG, www.mtg.se), the international entertainment broadcasting group, announced that Anders Nilsson, Chief Operating Officer of MTG, will assume responsibility for the Group's pay-TV operations in the Baltic region. In addition, Irina Gofman, CEO MTG Russia & CIS will assume responsibility for the Group's mini-pay channel business in CEE and other emerging markets and for the Group's satellite pay-TV platform in Ukraine effective 31 May 2011.
Nilsson has worked at MTG for 19 years and served as MTG's Chief Operating Officer since 2008, and between 2000 and 2003. He is currently Head of the Group's free-TV operations in the Baltics and Slovenia, and Head of MTG's Bulgarian TV operations. He served as Head of MTG Sweden between 2003 and 2007, and as CEO of MTG's Online business area between 2008 and 2010. He became President of the Group's radio operations in 1997 and was appointed President of MTG's publishing business area in 2000.Gofman has served as CEO MTG Russia & CIS since 2008, and previously worked for the Group between 2002 and 2004 as Chief Operating Officer of the DTV Russian national TV network. She was instrumental in the launch and establishment of MTG's mini-pay channel business in Russia. She is a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of CTC Media, Inc., in which MTG owns a 38.2% stake.