We are Viasat World, a leading international media company with a comprehensive channel and SVOD portfolio spanning the factual, entertainment, drama, film and sport genres. Operating 24 Pay TV channels and on-demand services in key markets, we have over 171 million subscriptions across three continents.
Born out of a vast library of celebrated, contemporary programming, our core factual entertainment brands, Viasat Explore, Viasat History and Viasat Nature, deliver timeless real-life entertainment, bring history to life and tell nature’s own stories; whilst Epic Drama celebrates the greatest period drama series from around the globe. In addition, our nine distinct movie channels including TV1000, TV1000 Russian Kino and ViP Premiere, position us as the number one movie provider in Russia.
We are an independent broadcaster with offices across Europe. We work with a wide range of international partners and distributors who help us accomplish our mission to offer some of the best entertainment in the world.
Our own history began with Modern Times Group, the international entertainment group. We started our journey in 2003 as an in-house channel provider for MTG’s Viasat satellite TV platforms in Scandinavia and the Baltics. Over the next 16 years, we successfully expanded to Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, the CIS, Africa and across the world.
In October 2015, we became an independent company. To align our corporate brand with our popular TV channels and content brands that viewers know and love, we changed our name from MTG World to Viasat World in May 2016.