All Media Baltics appoints new Group Chief Executive Officer

Riga, October 1, 2018. – The leading media house in the Baltic states “All Media Baltics” (AM Baltics), today announced the appointment of media professional with extensive international experience, former Management Board Member of the largest leading Polish television group Mr. Christian Anting as its new Group CEO.

The appointment of Mr. Anting reflects the dynamic growth and digital transformation the media group has experienced over the last months and strengthens the experienced management team of AM Baltics.

Tony Ball, Senior Adviser of Providence Equity Partners and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bite Group said: “Christian Anting brings extensive international experience across Free TV, Pay TV, and Digital. We are looking forward to working with Christian, on driving business growth and developing new products and services together with our mobile operator Bite.”

AM Baltics Chairman Pierre Danon said: “We’re excited to have Christian Anting become AM Baltics CEO and join our talented management team. His international expertise in running media businesses will further accelerate “All Media Baltics” growth and the Digital Transformation we started 12 months ago.”

Christian Anting brings over twenty years of television and digital experience in leading international media companies. Over the past eight years, Christian Anting has been working with the TVN Group, Poland’s leading television group and part of Discovery Inc.

He joined TVN group in 2010 as COO and Vice President of the Management Board of TVN’s Pay TV Platforms Telewizja n and ncplus. In 2016, he was appointed to the groups management board responsible for Digital and eCommerce, leading the group’s Digital Transformation initiatives. Previous positions include SBS Broadcasting in London and Amsterdam, CMore Entertainment in Stockholm, KirchGroup and Premiere (Sky Deutschland) in Munich.

Newly appointed AM Baltics CEO Christian Anting said: “I am very excited to join the AM Baltics team and lead the implementation of its strategic plan across all three markets working closely together with the local management teams. The Baltic countries are among the leaders in Europe when it comes to embracing and implementing digitalization. With the support of Providence Equity Partners, AM Baltics has initiated a digital transformation process that will lead to a wide range of innovative entertainment options for our audiences in the future”.

About AM Baltics

Driven by innovation and opportunities in the media sector, Providence Equity Partners, a global premium asset management company acquired Modern Times Group’s Media business (Free-TV), Subscription and Content distribution businesses (Pay-TV), digital and radio businesses in the Baltic region in October 2017. Now the company operates as All Media Baltics. AM Baltics’ brands are – TV channels: TV3, LNT, TV6, Kanāls 2, 3+, TV8, TVPlay Sports, TV1000 Premium; radio channels: Star FM, Radio Volna and Power Hit Radio; the largest AVOD video portals TVPlay; digital adverting platform SmartAD; news and entertainment portals: Skaties.lv, Uudised.ee, Buduaar.ee and TV3.lt, as well as the largest SVOD platform in the Baltics TVPlay Premium and one of the leading TV service providers in the Baltics TVPlay Home.

For more information:

Alise Malisko
Communications Manager
Phone no.: +371 29806505
alise.malisko@ambaltics.eu

Contacts for All Media Baltics in Estonia

AS All Media Eesti
Peterburi tee 81,
11415 Tallinn
Estonia

Tel.: +372 6220 200
Fax: +372 6220 201
Email: tv3@tv3.ee

Contacts for All Media Baltics in Latvia

SIA "All Media Latvia"
Dzelzavas iela 120G
Rīga, LV – 1021
Latvija

Tel.: +371 67479000
Fax: +371 67479100
Email: office@ambaltics.eu

Contacts for All Media Baltics in Lithuania

UAB All Media Lithuania
Kalvarijų street 135
LT-08221 Vilnius
Lithuania

Tel.: +370 5 20 30 101
Fax: +370 5 20 30 103
Email: info@tv3.lt