Viasat History


MTG World channels rebranded

The MTG World portfolio of channels has been rebranded Viasat World. The Viasat World bouquet comprises 27 pay TV channels across 47 territories. The channels group was a subsidiary of Sweden-listed broadcaster Modern Times Group before being sold late last year for US$45.5 million amid regulatory changes that forced MTG to offload some assets. Russian […]

Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

$1.5m presales for Zed’s Annihilation

A doc series that sheds new light on the rise of Hitler has secured US$1.5 million in presales from a variety of broadcasters. Annihilation will broadcast throughout the world in January to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners at Nazi war camps following deals with distributor Zed. Those attached are France […]