Viasat Sport East

Summary

Viasat Sport East
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Broadcast areaRussia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Programming
Language(s)Russian, English
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerModern Times Group
History
LaunchedNovember 2006
ClosedJanuary 2010 (Baltic countries)
Replaced byViasat Hockey (Baltic countries)
Links
WebsiteOfficial site
Availability
Cable
ER-Telecom (Russia)-
Satellite
Viasat Ukraine-
IPTV
U-tel (Russia)-

Viasat Sport East is a television channel available in Russia and the CIS countries. The channel heavily features American sports such as the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball.

The channel launched in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan and the Baltic states in November 2006 in cooperation with ESPN America. It was the eighth channel launched by Viasat in Eastern Europe.[1] It later became available in Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.[2]

First Viasat Sport logo used 2006–2009

In January 2010, the channel was removed from Viasat's Baltic platform, where it was replaced by Viasat Hockey.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "MTG AND NASN TO LAUNCH NEW SPORTS CHANNEL IN EASTERN EUROPE" (Press release). Modern Times Group. October 17, 2006.
  2. ^ "Viasat Sport East". Modern Times Group.
  3. ^ "Viasat Hockey debuts in Baltics". Broadband TV News. January 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "Viasat Hockey Headed to the Baltics". WorldScreen.com. January 18, 2010.

External links

  • Official site