Modern Times Group (MTG), the international entertainment broadcasting group, has launched its documentary pay-TV channels Viasat History and Viasat Nature in Uganda and Tanzania, following the signing of a distribution agreement with digital terrestrial television operator StarTimes. StarTimes will also include the channels in its pay-TV offering in Nigeria.
Viasat History and Viasat Nature are each being broadcast 12 hours a day via a single satellite feed. Viasat History features a broad range of history programmes, biopics, period dramas and cultural shows. Viasat Nature comprises family oriented content including documentaries about nature, wildlife, animal rescue and celebrity journeys.