Viasat Nature


David Attenborough series goes global

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef has landed in 180 territories following natural history broadcaster Attenborough’s 90th birthday. Distributor Entertainment One Television has sold the Atlantic Productions-produced show to Discovery Networks in Latin America, Germany, Portugal; the Netherlands, Spain and Italy; LeTV in China; Atresmedia in Spain; IBA in Israel; BBC Worldwide in Asia and pan-Africa; […]

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 […]

MTG orders Animal Antics

MTG has ordered fact-ent series Animal Antics for its Viasat Nature channel. UK indie Woodcut Media will make the 13x30mins series, with Factory Media handling global distribution and launching it internationally at MIPTV. The series will capture crazy animal behaviour, with comedians, vloggers and wildlife experts counting down their favourite clips. “This is a fun, […]

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.   […]