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H&C launches on Viasat in Sweden

Equestrian sports channel H&C has launched its Swedish channel on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viasat platform where it will be offered on an a la carte basis, retailed at SEK59 (€5.65). Viasat’s subscribers in Sweden will be able to watch H&C’s offering of equestrian sport, including a calendar of Swedish and international events, exclusive masterclasses, and […]

Viasat changing sports line-up for Baltics

Viasat Broadcasting is to launch a new sports service for the Baltic states and has ceased broadcasting its Viasat Golf and Viasat Motor channels in the region ahead of the change. Viasat said the move came after a review of and evaluation of its current line-up of sports channels. Viasat currently provides coverage of the […]

Viasat World rollsout epic drama channel across UPC platforms in CEE

Viasat World has announced that its period drama PayTV channel Epic Drama is now available on UPC’s platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary. Adding 1.5 million subscriptions across the CEE region, Epic Drama will join a pre-existing portfolio of Viasat World channels already available through UPC’s platforms in these territories. Epic Drama launched in December […]

Tele2 Estonia teams up with Viasat for TV and internet service

Mobile operator Tele2 Estonia has teamed up with pay TV outfit Viasat to launch a joint TV and internet offering across the country. Tele2 and Viasat will offer two combination packages. A Silver package for €25 a month will include unlimited internet with speeds of up to 30Mbps downstream and 10Mbps upstream along with 25 […]

Viaplay orders OTT original from The Bridge scribe

Viaplay’s push into original programming has continued with an order for The Lawyer, a scripted series from Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge and Marcella), Michael Hjort (Sebastian Bergman) and Jens Lapidus (the Easy Money novels). The ten-part drama series will go out on Viaplay, the Modern Times Group-owned streaming service, and TV3, the Swedish free-TV net […]

Stofa adds Viasat Ultra HD to content line-up

Danish cable operator Stofa has made Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned Viasat Broadcasting’s Ultra HD channel, which was launched on in September available to its viewers. Stofa is making Viasat Ultra HD available via its Extra Channel, used to trial services. The UHD channel will be added to the cable operator’s 3 package from January 1. […]

Finland’s MTV hires Discovery and Viasat execs in management restructure

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV’s CEO Jarkko Nordlund  has named a new management team, with Discovery’s Sami Vikback taking charge of the group’s advertising business and Viasat’s Johannes Leppännen becoming head of pay TV. Nordlund has hired Vikback from Discovery Networks Sweden, where he had the role of revenue director, to take charge of […]

Media giants dominate European TV, US influence growing

A group of 15 media giants dominate pay TV within the European Union, accounting for almost 70% of the bloc’s pay TV homes, according to new research. The European Audiovisual Observatory reports that ownership is becoming more consolidated among this group as national players make expand beyond their domestic bases. Deutsche Telekom, Liberty Global, Orange, […]

MTG strikes new deal with Telenor

Modern Times Group (MTG) has agreed a new multi-year agreement for the distribution of its TV channels on Telenor’s networks in the Nordic region. The extended and expanded agreement covers the distribution of MTG’s free-TV channels on Telenor’s cable, satellite and IPTV networks in Sweden and Norway, and satellite platform in Denmark. MTG will also […]

National Media Group completes deal for 80% of Viasat Russia

Russia’s National Media Group has completed a deal with Viasat World – the new brand for Modern Times Group’s international pay TV channels operation – to form a joint venture in which it will take majority control to distribute Viasat’s channels in the country. National Media Group will own an 80% stake in the JV, […]

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