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Sweden’s MTG extends Disney partnership

Terms of the long-term deal between Modern Times Group and Disney Nordic include first-run theatrical releases and Mouse House TV content.
March 1, 2017

Sweden-based Modern Times Group has secured a long-term deal with The Walt Disney Company Nordic that will give subscribers of its VOD service Viaplay and pay-TV platform Viasat access to first-run Disney theatrical releases and TV series.

Along with early availability of top-tier theatrical Disney releases, Viaplay and Viasat Film customers in the Nordic region will get a number of Disney’s worldwide box-office hits including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Captain America: Civil War and Moana (pictured).

Viaplay’s Disney Movies On Demand option will also offer classic titles like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Cars and Wall-E.

For TV content, the Viasat pay-TV platform in the Nordic and Baltic regions will continue to provide Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, and the channels’ popular shows including Liv and Maddie, Ultimate Spider-Man and Doc McStuffins.

In addition, the MTG/Disney agreement will allow select movie and TV content to be downloaded to subscribers on the go through Viaplay’s offline service.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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