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Skarploth to head Viasat Sweden

Company runs TV3, TV6

STOCKHOLM — Modern Times Group has upped Viasat head of sales Hans Skarploth to CEO of Viasat Sweden.

Viasat operates several channels in Sweden, including TV3 and TV6. Both channels have upped the number of U.S. skeins on their skeds recently. Among the skeins to air on TV3 next year are “The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Chuck and Larry” and “Pushing Daisies.” TV6 will air “Bionic Woman,” “Painkiller Jane” and “LA Ink.”

As previously announced, former Viasat Sweden CEO Ulrik Bengtsson moves across to take charge of Viasat’s eight channels in Eastern and Central Europe.

Maria Petersson, who’s been head of home and event sales, takes Skarploth’s place as head of sales.

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