UPC launches Viasat World's Epic Drama in Poland, Romania and Hungary

12 June 2018

Epic Drama now boasts more than 10million subscriptions across 16 markets

London, UK, 12 June 2018 – Viasat World today announces that its bold and lavish period drama pay-TV channel and SVOD proposition Epic Drama is now available on major operator UPC’s platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary. Adding 1.5 million subscriptions to the fast-growing content brand across the CEE region, Epic Drama today joins the successful portfolio of Viasat World channels already available through UPC’s platforms in these territories.

Epic Drama launched in December 2017 and is fast gaining traction in CEE with more than 60 operators now carrying the burgeoning pay-TV channel and SVOD offering on their platforms. A unique proposition, grounded in research which identified a gap in the market for a channel of this kind, Epic Drama has proven to be a stand-out channel launch success in a changing media landscape.

Benjamin Groocock, Acting VP Commercial Affairs at Viasat World, expands: “With its expertly curated programming, Epic Drama has already been a huge success with audiences in Poland, Romania and Hungary and we look forward to building on this success by also making it available to UPC’s customers in each of these territories going forward. Our long-standing relationship with UPC is set to flourish further still with Epic Drama joining our other channels on the UPC platforms. With more fantastic content deals in the pipeline, we are confident that audiences will continue to be blown away by the top-quality programming they find at their fingertips.”

In Poland, Epic Drama will join Viasat World’s other channels – Polsat Viasat History, Polsat Viasat Explore and Polsat Viasat Nature – in the Max(EBT) package (but will be available to a wider audience by virtue of an open window at launch). In Hungary, it will reside in the Digital Gold package, with Viasat History/Nature HD and Viasat Explore also in the line-up. Subscribers to the DVBC tier in Romania are also set receive the channel, in addition to Viasat History, Viasat Explore, Viasat Nature and TV1000. An Epic Drama SVOD offering will be available in all three markets down the line.

New period drama series that will be available to subscribers in the month of launch include the award-winning series Line of Separation. Spanning nearly a decade, from the end of the war to the building of the Wall, this story tells of the fate of Tannbach, a town stuck between democracy and communism. Also, multi award winning series The Tudors, featuring an all-star cast as it follows the young and vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigour and justifiable suspicion.

In July viewers can watch The Collection, a story about the price of success, set during a pivotal moment in France’s history. In Paris 1947: a fashion empire rises from the ashes of this war-torn city. Run by the breathtakingly charming and thoroughly ruthless Paul Sabine, the House of Sabine is pushing new boundaries in the post-war fashion world, but behind the glamour and elegance lies a devastating secret that threatens to destroy the company’s delicately built success. Also, X Company, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations as it follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in Camp X.

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