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Norwegian launch for Viasat Hockey

Viasat Hockey is launching in Norway in October. The sports channel operated by the Modern Times Group-owned broadcaster is launching the channel, which will air a raft of live hockey games and magazine formats, across several cable and IPTV platforms in the country on October 8.

This follows successful launches in Sweden and Finland in 2009 and in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia in January 2010. The channel will air live games from the National Hockey League (NHL), the KHL international hockey league, the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan and the IIHF World Championship.