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WildBear announces multiple rights deals

WildBear International, the distribution arm of WildBear Entertainment, one of Australia’s biggest producers of factual programming, has announcd a raft of deals for the newest titles on its natural history slate. Extreme Snakes (2 x 60), which explores the innovative and flexible ways snakes survive in the extreme environments of Australia and Africa, has been […]

April 3, 2023

Viasat asks for ITU launch extension

Pandemic-related issues, plus general supply side component difficulties, have severely delayed the launch of a Viasat satellite designed to operate over Europe and the MENA regions. Viasat-3/EMEA had been originally planned to launch on an early flight of an Ariane 6 rocket around the middle of 2022 and as part of a trio of Generation […]

March 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Viasat reports record revenue

California-based Viasat saw double digit organic revenue growth in Q3, reported Virgin Atlantic as a new in-flight connectivity (IFC) customer, and continued to expand its fixed broadband presence internationally. The operator is also in the midst of acquiring London-based Inmarsat. For Q3 FY2022 Viasat earned record revenue of $720 million (€627.9m), a 25 per cent […]

February 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

M7 signs 3 new HD satellite agreements

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+ Group, has concluded new HD satellite capacity agreements for its 1 degree West platform with respectively RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4/Viasat World. The agreement with RTL Hungary facilitates the satellite distribution of RTL+ in HD quality. This also allows Hungarian football fans to enjoy live matches and highlights of […]

November 25, 2021

Marquee TV secures £6.7m Series A funding

Marquee TV, the specialist streaming service for arts and culture, has received £6.7 million (€7.8m) in a Series A funding round to accelerate the upgrade and global rollout of its platform. Investment from Dutch-based United Group, a provider of television and media services in Southeast Europe, and leading international media company Viasat World, will be […]

November 9, 2021

Ukraine: Viasat World channels on Volia

Viasat World has signed a new carriage deal with Volia, a pay-TV operator in Ukraine. Its portfolio of channels is available immediately on Volia’s cable, IPTV and OTT platforms. Subscribers to Volia’s TV services can access the suite of channels and SVoD services which includes factual channels Viasat Nature, Viasat History and Viasat Explore; period […]

January 20, 2021

Viasat World expands content with ViacomCBS

Viasat World, has announced a new two-year licensing agreement with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which will increase the amount of upcoming content on the Viasat TV channels and ViP Play online cinema available in Russia and CIS countries by 20 per cent. This major agreement will bring Viasat TV channels and the ViP Play online […]

September 16, 2020

Viasat World extends reach with Antenna Hungária

International media company, Viasat World, has announced the renewal of its deal with operator partner Antenna Hungária, through which its channels Viasat History, Epic Drama, Viasat Nature and Viasat Explore will be made available to even more platform subscribers. From September 6th, Viasat History will take up its place in the thematic ‘Szabadidő’ (Leisure) package, […]

August 18, 2020