Viasat


Viasat launches pair of new channels

The Modern Times Group is rolling out two new channels, Viasat Series and Viasat Films, and amending the line-ups of other Viasat offerings. The new nets will launch in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and the content from the linear services will also be on the Viaplay streaming service. In connection to the launch of Viasat […]

MTG’s free TV, VOD arms join for drama

Modern Times Group’s free-to-air channel TV3 and online streaming service Viaplay are to coproduce a Nordic drama based on Finnish scripted series Black Widows. Shooting on the eight-part series, which stars Peter Stormare (Fargo) begins this summer ahead of a premiere in Sweden, Norway and Denmark next year. Stormare will play the male lead opposite […]

Streaming service Viaplay launches on Apple TV

Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay is now available on Apple TV devices. Viaplay offers full seasons of TV series, a selection of films, entertainment for kids and live sports events including Premier League and UEFA Champions League football, NHL and Formula 1. “Apple TV is our most requested platform and we are thrilled […]

Hulu goes to Wonderland with Beta

US streaming service Hulu is among buyers of the Beta Film-sold drama Wonderland. Beta has also secured deals with Bell Media’s CTV in Canada, the Hot platform in Israel, RTL in the Netherlands, TV2 in Norway, Viasat in the Baltic region and Fox International Channels in the Balkans. Negotiations in several other territories in Europe […]

Netflix among those joining Z Nation

Netflix has taken worldwide on-demand rights to zombie drama Z Nation, becoming one of a number of buyers of the Dynamic Television-sold show. Netflix is joined in acquiring the show by Pick in the UK, Universal Networks International in Australia and Germany, RTL2 in Germany, Canal Plus in France, AXN Italy, Leone Film Group, Telenet […]

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.   […]

Viasat Norway viewers will C More Sport

Viasat’s direct-to-home satellite platform in Norway will carry C More’s sports channels from April 6. Viasat will offer the main C More sport channels – C More Fotball HD and C More Live HD – as well event channel C More Live 2-4, and will have access to the 2015 and 2016 seasons of Tippeligaen, […]

Fox, MTG win Battle Creek

Fox International Channels has acquired Battle Creek from Sony Pictures Television for its Fox channels in Asia and the Middle East, with Viasat picking it up in Scandinavia. The series, which is from Breaking Bad scribe Vince Gilligan and House writer David Shore, has just launched on broadcast network CBS in the US. On Fox […]

Sky follows Danger Dogs

Sky in the UK is among buyers of Danger Dogs, a series from Australia’s Flame Distribution about training canines to become crime detectors. The 12x30mins series, in which abandoned dogs are trained in drug and bomb detection at an elite academy, has also sold to Viasat in Scandinavia and eastern Europe and Prima TV in […]

Liberty of London in pre-Cannes sales

DCD Rights’ doc series about a London department store has sold to broadcasters in Europe and Australasia. Liberty of London, which went out on Channel 4 in the UK, has gone to NRK in Norway, Viasat in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark, VPRO in the Netherlands, Foxtel in Australia and BBC Worldwide in New Zealand. Season […]