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Viasat Broadcasting secures MLB World Series

Charles Glassen

Charles Glassen

ESPN Media Distribution has licensed the rights to air Major League Baseball’s World Series in the Nordic region to Modern Times Group’s Viasat Broadcasting.

Viasat will have the rights to air the 2015 championship on its platform along with the rights to ESPN’s ews and highlights show Baseball Tonight.

Viasat will broadcast all games of the best-of-seven series live on TV3 Sport 1 in Denmark, Viasat Football in Norway, Viasat 16 in Sweden and Viasat Sport in Finland.

Across EMEA, other broadcasters of the World Series secured by ESPN Media Distribution include BT Sport in the UK and Ireland and Viasat Sport East in Russia and CIS.

Charles Classen, General Manager, ESPN EMEA said: “The World Series is one of global sports’ great events, and we’re delighted to continue our excellent relationship with MLB to bring the ‘Fall Classic’ to viewers in Scandinavia for the first time in several years. Viasat is a great partner to bring the excitement of the best baseball in the world to fans in the Nordics and we’re looking forward to a great series.”