MTG signs up key executive

May 7, 2014 09.13 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

mtg-logo-landscapeModern Times Group (MTG) has announced the appointment of Rotem Hakim as director of business development at Viasat Broadcasting’s Pay-TV Emerging Markets, effective May 26.

In his new role, Hakim will focus on expanding the geographical footprint of MTG’s pay-TV channels and increase their digital presence. He will also look at M&A and partnership opportunities, and support the Pay-TV Emerging Markets’ central and local management.

Aleks Habdank, COO Pay-TV Emerging Markets MTG, commented: “Rotem is a top performer with a unique understanding of how content and technology can complement one another, gained in a 20 year long career in the media, technology and IT industries. His extensive commercial and technical expertise in all aspects of digital content services – across TV, web and mobile – make him the ideal person to grow our pay-TV business further.”