Modern Times Group (MTG), the international entertainment broadcasting group, has announced that Viasat Broadcasting has signed an agreement with Norwegian broadcasting group TV 2 AS to distribute TV 2's three Premier League channels â€“ TV 2 Premier League HD, TV 2 Premier League HD 2 and TV 2 Premier League HD 3 â€“ on its Norwegian DTH satellite pay-TV platform.
The agreement is the first of its kind in Norway following TV 2's acquisition of the Barclays Premier League rights for Norway in March. TV 2's three Premier League HD channels will be available for Viasat's subscribers from of the start of the 2010/11 season in August. MTG already holds the exclusive rights to the English Barclays Premier League in Sweden and Bulgaria. Viasat's subscribers will now have access to all Barclays Premier League matches until the end of the 2012/13 season.