Eutelsat Communications and ViaSat have agreed to create a joint venture combining Eutelsat’s current European broadband business with ViaSat’s broadband technologies and consumer ISP business.
The Russian part of Viasat group will start designing its six movie channels locally from next month.
Popular Nordic channels including TV3, Viasat Sport and Viasat Film will continue to be broadcast from the 5 degrees East.
The Ukrainian national telco Kyivstar has teamed up with Viasat to launch a new internet TV service.
Russia’s Gazprom Media has formed a company named Alcazar Content Service (ACS) that allows regional TV channels to access its TV content.
The Hungarian Competition Office (GVH) has approved the acquisition of Viasat Hungária by Sony Pictures Television Network (SPT).
Baring Vostok has emerged as a possible buyer of MTG’s Viasat assets in developing markets, including Russia.
MTG is now unlikely to sell its non-terrestrial TV channels outside Scandinavia to Leonard Blavatnik.
Leonard Blavatnik has reportedly agreed in principle to buy a controlling interest in MTG’s Viasat business in Russia.
Viasat is no longer offering Euronews via satellite in Scandinavia and the Baltic States.