Viasat

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Viasat is a Swedish direct broadcast satellite television broadcaster and pay TV operator, owned by the Swedish media group Nordic Entertainment Group in Nordics, All Media Baltics in Baltics and some channels owned by Viasat World. Broadcasting from London, the target markets are in the Nordic and the Baltic Countries.

Satellite platforms[edit]

The Viasat signals can be received from the Astra 4A and SES-5 satellites at 4.8°E with any DVB-S receiver equipped with a NDS VideoGuard descrambling module. Viasat’s main competitor on DBS distribution in the Nordic countries is Canal Digital. Viasat does not have a platform of their own outside the Nordic and Baltic countries, so they have to rely on third party distributors in Eastern and Central Europe.[citation needed]

In May 2016, MTG announced the launch of Viasat Ultra HD, the first ultra-high-definition television (UHD) channel in the Nordic region and its first UHD Sports channel. The channel will feature selected live sport events especially produced in Ultra HD and launch in the autumn in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland via SES-5. Viasat will also be launching an Ultra HD set-top box from Samsung and a TV-module to enable existing UHD TVs to display the channel.[1]

TV channels[edit]

Nordic countries[edit]

Owned by Nordic Entertainment Group.

Country-specific basic channels:

Pan-Nordic pay channels:

Other channels[edit]

Owned by Viasat World.

Pay channels:

Baltic countries[edit]

Owned by All Media Baltics (Providence Equity Partners).

Country-specific basic channels:

Others:

Hungary[edit]

Owned by Sony Pictures Television.

Free channels:

DBS Channels[edit]

In addition to their own channels, Viasat carry several third party channels on their platform.

Country specific[edit]

Sweden:

Denmark:

Norway:

Slovakia:

Lithuania:

Transnational[edit]

Former channels[edit]

Channel Start Close
TV1000 2 2004-09 Replaced by TV1000 Plus One
TV1000 3 2004-09 Replaced by TV1000 Family
Cinema 2004-9 Replaced by TV1000 Action
Cinema 2 2004-09 Replaced by TV1000 Nordic
Cinema 3 2004-09 Replaced by TV1000 Classic
The History Channel Scandinavia 2004-11 Closed down, replaced by Viasat History
Viasat Sport 24 2005-04 2006-12 Replaced by Viasat Golf
Viasat Sport 2 2004-02 2009-01 Replaced by Viasat Fotboll/Viasat Sport (Norway) and Viasat Motor in Sweden and Norway, and Viasat Sport Baltic and Viasat Golf in the Baltics.
Viasat Sport 3 2004-02 2009-01
Hallmark Channel Scandilux 2009-09
Jetix Scandinavia 2005 2009-09 Replaced by Disney XD
REN TV Baltic 2010
Pervyj Baltyjskij Kanal 2010
TV1000 Plus One 2004-09 2010-08 Closed down.
TV1000 Poland 2007-03 2013-01

World record[edit]

The live 3D broadcast of the 2011 UEFA Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona was provided by Viasat in 3D format in Gothenburg (Sweden).[2] The football match was broadcast on EKTA screen. This Ukrainian produced 3D LED TV made The Guinness Book of World Records.[3][4]

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