Viasat Sport East
|Viasat Sport East|
|Closed||January 2010 (Baltic countries)|
|Owned by||Modern Times Group|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Replaced by||Viasat Hockey (Baltic countries)|
Viasat Sport East is a television channel available in Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltic states. The channel heavily features American sports such as the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball.
The channel launched in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan and the Baltic states in November 2006 in cooperation with ESPN America. It was the eighth channel launched by Viasat in Eastern Europe. It later became available in Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
- "MTG AND NASN TO LAUNCH NEW SPORTS CHANNEL IN EASTERN EUROPE" (Press release). Modern Times Group. October 17, 2006.
- "Viasat Sport East". Modern Times Group.
- "Viasat Hockey debuts in Baltics". Broadband TV News. January 18, 2010.
- "Viasat Hockey Headed to the Baltics". WorldScreen.com. January 18, 2010.