Viasat World is an international entertainment group that offers its customers 27 pay-TV channels in 47 countries, as well as on-demand services in key markets.

Viasat World has recently undergone significant transformation in terms of its ownership, brand image and strategy. Previously part of the Swedish entertainment business Modern Times Group, it served as its successful pay-TV arm, reaching primarily into Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and Scandinavia. Now owned by the major private equity house Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Viasat World is a standalone business which benefits from both the stability offered by solid historical revenue streams and the mobility of a smaller unit, which has already begun expanding the distribution of its channels into new regions including Africa and the Middle East.

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Mixed ecology of traditional and new players fuels record investment in UK drama Increases in both co-commissions between traditional broadcasters and SVoDs, and in sole commissions, drove investment in British TV drama to a record £2.6 billion last year, according to a new report commissioned by COBA (the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services). […]

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Broadcasters and SVoDs are increasingly collaborating on co-commissions to create ambitious and exciting content for UK audiences, helping drive investment in UK TV drama production to record levels. The findings are revealed in new independent analysis commissioned from independent analyst Ben Keen by the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) as part of its evidence to the […]

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