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Viasat

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Viasat is a direct broadcast satellite television broadcaster and pay TV operator, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group (MTG). Broadcasting from London, the target markets are in the Nordic and the Baltic Countries.

Contents

  • Satellites 1
  • MTG channels 2
    • Nordic countries 2.1
    • Baltic countries 2.2
    • Eastern and Central Europe 2.3
    • Other channels 2.4
    • Country specific 2.5
    • Transnational 2.6
  • Former channels 3
  • World record 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Satellites

Viasat has one satellite in orbit, and another on-order and planned for launch in 2016.

The Viasat signals can be received from the Astra 4A satellite 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.

MTG channels

Nordic countries

Country-specific basic channels:

Pan-Nordic pay channels:

Baltic countries

Country-specific basic channels:

Others:

Eastern and Central Europe

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.

Free channels:

Pay channels:

Other channels

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

Country specific

Sweden:

Denmark:

Norway:

Estonia:

Latvia:

Lithuania:

Transnational

Former channels

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.

World record

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).[1] The football match was broadcast on EKTA screen. This Ukrainian produced 3D LED TV made The Guinness Book of World Records.[2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ The Viasat company Press-release, www.viasat.se
  2. ^ Guinness World Record,
  3. ^ EKTA’s Ukrainian produced 3D Led TV makes The Guinness Book of World Records, www.ekta-led.com
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