Viasat World


Buyers Profiles: YouLook’s Benedicte Steinsrud & Viasat World’s Karin Heijink

This week’s TBI Buyers Profiles hears about the requirements of nascent AVOD streamer YouLook and global operator Viasat World, which operates streamers and more than 30 channels across three continents. YouLook’s director of acquisitions, Benedicte Steinsrud, explains how her streamer is operating in the fast-emerging AVOD ecosystem, while Viasat World’s SVP of content, marketing & […]

Sales round-up: ‘Gloria’ goes global; Viasat World expands factual slate

‘Gloria’ goes global Mediaset in Italy, NBCUniversal International Networks for CALLE 13 in Spain and MHZ in the US and Canada, TVP in Poland, SBS in Australia and La Forta in Spain have all picked up the broadcast rights to drama series Gloria. These deals, along with a presale to French SVOD platform Salto, were […]

News round-up: UniMás acquires Globo’s ‘Orphans’ for US debut; Viasat & Beyond strike factual deal; ‘Angela Black’ lands pre-sale partners

UniMás acquires Globo’s ‘Orphans’ for US debut Univision-owned Spanish-language free-TV channel UniMás has picked up Lat Am-based Globo’s telenovela Orphans Of A Nation for it US debut. The series, which launched on UniMás yesterday (26 July), was acquired as part of a strategic agreement signed between Globo and Univision, which also recently aired the telenovela […]

Round-up: SBS & Vice Media renew partnership; Viasat World & ZDFE strike factual deal; TVF International strikes first-look with Attitude Pictures

SBS & Vice Media renew partnership Australian broadcaster SBS has renewed its content partnership with Vice Media Group, with new programming for its SBS Viceland TV channel and SBS digital platforms. The agreement includes more than 1,000 hours of Vice Media Group content, with exclusive access to more than 600 hours of new, original programming. […]

Viasat World’s Epic Drama welcomes ‘Singapore Grip’ as part of ITVS deal

Viasat World has acquired more than 150 hours of scripted series from ITV Studios (ITVS) for its Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)-focused channel and SVOD service Epic Drama. The services will offer the CEE exclusive to Singapore Grip, which is from Mammoth Screen and centres on a wealthy British family living in Singapore at the time of […]

Viasat World expands presence with Hungary launch

Channel provider Viasat World has renewed a carriage agreement with Hungarian digital-terrestrial and OTT service provider Antenna Hungária, through which its channels Viasat History, Epic Drama, Viasat Nature and Viasat Explore will be made available to more platform subscribers. From September 6, Viasat History will join the thematic Szabadidő (Leisure) package, which will be available […]

Viasat World’s Epic Drama launches on Bulgaria’s Bulsatcom

Viasat World-owned scripted channel Epic Drama has launched on Bulsatcom in Bulgaria, stocked with shows from ITV Studios (ITVS) among others. Series available via the linear channel include Bavaria Films’ war drama Das Boot and ITVS detective series Endeavour. The channel is included in Bulsatcom’s brand-new premium package, Premium +, for BGN19.99 per month or […]

Viasat World’s Epic Drama heads to Bulgaria

Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel is to launch in Bulgaria via telco Vivacom. The channel will be made available on Vivacom TV, where it will reach around 450,000 users. Epic Drama’s SVOD catalogue will also be available to subscribers by the end of the year. Epic Drama will join Viasat World’s other channels – TV1000, […]

Viasat World rollsout epic drama channel across UPC platforms in CEE

Viasat World has announced that its period drama PayTV channel Epic Drama is now available on UPC’s platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary. Adding 1.5 million subscriptions across the CEE region, Epic Drama will join a pre-existing portfolio of Viasat World channels already available through UPC’s platforms in these territories. Epic Drama launched in December […]