Viasat History

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Viasat History
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Launched November, 2004
Owned by Modern Times Group
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV), HDTV
Sister channel(s) Viasat Explore
Digita (Finland) Channel 126
Viasat Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
UPC Direct Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Focus Sat Romania
Digi TV Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Boom TV Romania
Max TV Romania
Total TV Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Bulsatcom Bulgaria
ITV Partner Bulgaria
Viasat Ukraine Ukraine
Filbox Turkey
YouSee Denmark
Canal Digital Sweden
LumoTV Finland
Tele2Vision Sweden
Sonera Finland
dna Welho (Finland) Channel 492
Serbia Broadband Serbia
RCS (Romania) Channel 61
UPC Romania Channel 304 (digital with DVR)
Channel 44 (analogic)
Comstar-UTS Russia
ER-Telecom Russia
Uralsvyazinform Russia
AlmaTV Kazakhstan
Digital TV Kazakhstan
ICON Kazakhstan
IZZI Latvia
Elektrons&K Latvia
Teledünya Turkey
Open Serbia

Viasat History is a pan Nordic and pan East European television channel showing factual programming on history, culture and society. With headquarters based in London, United Kingdom, the channel started its broadcasts in the Scandinavian countries and after a few years expanded to many East European markets including the Baltic countries.

Viasat History does not produce any programmes of its own but acquires programming from American and European production houses. Many programmes originate from BBC or PBS and are 3 to 10 years old before broadcast.

The channel is now a 24-hour service in direct competition with the History Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Since 2012, Viasat History together with sisterchannels Viasat Explore and Viasat Nature are broadcast in HD together with the SD feed on the Viasat satellite platform.