No merger for ViaSat/Canal Digital
By Chris Forrester

Any prospects of a merger, acquisition or other co-operation between Scandinaviaís two major pay-TV players was firmly ruled out as unlikely by the CEO of Modern Times Group/ViaSatís Hans-Holger Albrecht.

Albrecht, quoted by Bloomberg, said he was more focused on expanding MTG/ViaSatís asset base in eastern Europe and Africa and to also expand ViaSatís on-line activity in pay-TV.

Albrecht added that MTG was proactive in terms of new markets such as Africa, as well as its continued interest in Eastern Europe.