Exec named head of light entertainment at SvT

STOCKHOLM — Mathias Engstrand has been appointed head of light entertainment at pubcaster Swedish Television (SvT).

He succeeds Peter Nyrén, who ankled to devote time to his production company Hallucination.

Engstrand has worked at SvT since 1995 and is currently in charge of SvT’s broadcasts from the Olympic Games in Beijing.

“Right now my focus is on Beijing, but I´m really looking forward to working with light entertainment,” Engstrand said. “It’s a big challenge and it’s going to be very exciting to take charge of it in the fall.”

Producer Margareta Feldt-Ahren is acting head of light entertainment until Engstrand can take over.

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