Viasat Explore

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Viasat Explore
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Broadcast area Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States
Programming
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV), HDTV
Ownership
OwnerViasat World LTD
Sister channels Viasat History, Viasat Nature
History
Launched6 January 2002
ClosedNone
Former namesViasat Explorer (2002-2014)
Links
Website Viasat World
Availability
Terrestrial
evotv (Croatia)Channel 109

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.

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".

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References

  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.