MTG’s bestyrelse har fremlagt en plan om at splitte selskabet op i to dele. Således skal MTG bestå af
- Modern Times Group MTG AB – der skal bestå af MTG’s esports elementer (ESL, DreamHack and ESEA), online gaming (InnoGames and Kongregate) og digital video content (Zoomin.TV, Engage Digital Partners)
- Nordic Entertainment Group – der skal bestå af MTG’s nuværende Nordic Entertainment og MTG Studios forretningsdele, samt Splay Networks. Nordic Entainment indeholder Viaplay, Viasat og TV3 kanalerne.
David Chance, MTG Chairman of the Board: “MTG has successfully transformed from a traditional national broadcaster into a global digital entertainer. Today, MTG is leading esports into the global mainstream, captivating hundreds of millions of online gamers, and creating video content that generates billions of views around the world. At the same time, the company has developed into a fully integrated broadcasting, digital communication and content production company in the Nordic region, with unique content that engages diverse audiences across multiple platforms and screens.
“Now is the right time to initiate a split of MTG into two separate and listed companies, in order to maximise the focus and potential of each group for the benefit of owners, customers and employees. The expertise and depth in our management teams enables us to split the company in this way, with Jørgen and Anders to lead the respective organisations. The full management teams and Board members of Nordic Entertainment Group will be announced in due course.”
Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO: “This initiative will empower each company and team to focus on its specific business requirements and opportunities. I am looking forward to accelerating the global development and expansion of our fast growing esports, online gaming and digital video content businesses, which offer next generation experiences to audiences around the world. MTG will be the only publicly traded, pure play esports, online gaming and digital video content company in the western hemisphere.”
Anders Jensen, MTG Executive Vice President; CEO of Nordic Entertainment: “Our Nordic Entertainment business has consistently delivered profitable growth, constant innovation and world class customer experiences. At the same time, our Studios produce and distribute some of the most popular formats, and now we will add Splay’s market leading ability to help advertisers and influencers succeed in social media. We provide the best and broadest content offering as the Nordic region’s market leading and fully integrated broadcasting, digital communication and content production company.”