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|Broadcast area||Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Picture format|| 1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Viasat World LTD|
|Sister channels|| Viasat Explore |
|Digita (Finland)||Channel 126|
|evotv (Croatia)||Channel 110|
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