Viasat Explore

Viasat Explore is a television channel owned by international media company, Viasat World LTD. The channel focuses on fishing, adventure, men at work and engineering. Viasat Explore is a 24-hour channel broadcasting in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States.

Viasat Explore
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Launched6 January 2002
Owned byViasat World LTD
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV), HDTV
Broadcast areaCentral Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States
Formerly calledViasat Explorer (2002-2014)
Sister channel(s)Viasat HistoryViasat Nature
WebsiteViasat World
Availability
Terrestrial
evotv (Croatia)Channel 109
Satellite
ViasatDenmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
UPC DirectHungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Focus SatRomania
Digi TVRomania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Boom TVRomania
Max TVRomania
Moldova
BulsatcomBulgaria
VivacomBulgaria
Viasat UkraineUkraine
Cable
Com HemSweden
YouSeeDenmark
Canal DigitalSweden
LumoTVFinland
Tele2VisionSweden
SoneraFinland
WelhoFinland
RCS (Romania) Channel 41
UPC RomaniaChannel 314
Stream-TVRussia
ER-TelecomRussia
UralsvyazinformRussia
AlmaTVKazakhstan
Digital TVKazakhstan
ICONKazakhstan
UPC PolandChannel 396
LattelecomLatvia
IZZILatvia
Elektrons&KLatvia
TeledünyaTurkey
IPTV
MoldtelecomMoldova
OpenSerbia
MaxTV
(T-HT)
Croatia
MaxTV (North Macedonia) North Macedonia
Turkcell TV+ (Turkey) Channel 90

With headquarters in London, United Kingdom, the channel started its broadcast in the Scandinavian countries and after a few years expanded to many East European markets and the Baltic countries with subtitles.

The service was launched in January 2002 as Viasat Explorer in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.[1] On 1 November 2003 it expanded into Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. In 2006, all Serbian cable operators and their satellite platform, Total TV began with broadcasting this channel.[2]

Viasat Explore co-produces and acquires content from international distributors and production houses.

Since 2012, Viasat Explorer together with sisterchannels Viasat History and Viasat Nature are broadcast in HD together with the SD feed on the Viasat satellite platform. The channel was rebranded as Viasat Explore on 29 April 2014, gaining a new ident package and logo and dropping the "X" letter from its logo in flavour of an "E".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Viasat to offer four new TV channels on digital platform" (Press release). Modern Times Group. December 20, 2001.
  2. ^ "Viasat Explorer channel to launch in Eastern Europe" (Press release). Modern Times Group. October 20, 2003.