Viasat Explore

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Viasat Explore
Viasat Explore.png
Launched 6 January 2002
Owned by Viasat World LTD
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV), HDTV
Audience share 0.1% (2008, [1])
Broadcast area Several European countries
Formerly called Viasat Explorer (2002-2014)
Sister channel(s) Viasat History
Website Viasat World
evotv (Croatia) Channel 109
Viasat Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
UPC Direct Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Focus Sat Romania
Digi TV Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Boom TV Romania
Max TV Romania
Bulsatcom Bulgaria
Vivacom Bulgaria
Viasat Ukraine Ukraine
Filbox Turkey
Com Hem Sweden
YouSee Denmark
Canal Digital Sweden
LumoTV Finland
Tele2Vision Sweden
Sonera Finland
Welho Finland
RCS (Romania) Channel 41
UPC Romania Channel 314
Stream-TV Russia
ER-Telecom Russia
Uralsvyazinform Russia
AlmaTV Kazakhstan
Digital TV Kazakhstan
ICON Kazakhstan
UPC Poland Channel 396
Lattelecom Latvia
IZZI Latvia
Elektrons&K Latvia
Teledünya Turkey
Moldtelecom Moldova
Open Serbia
MaxTV (Macedonia) Macedonia

Viasat Explore is a television channel owned by international media company, Viasat World LTD. The channel focuses on fishing, adventure, men at work and engineering. Viasat Explore is a 24-hour channel broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.

With headquarters in London, United Kingdom, the channel started its broadcast in the Scandinavian countries and after a few years expanded to many East European markets and the Baltic countries with subtitles.

The service was launched in January 2002 as Viasat Explorer in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.[2] On 1 November 2003 it expanded into Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. In 2006, all Serbian cable operators and their satellite platform, Total TV began with broadcasting this channel.[3]

Viasat Explore co-produces and acquires content from international distributors and production houses.

Since 2012, Viasat Explorer together with sisterchannels Viasat History and Viasat Nature are broadcast in HD together with the SD feed on the Viasat satellite platform. The channel was rebranded as Viasat Explore on 29 April 2014, gaining a new ident package and logo and dropping the "X" letter from its logo in flavour of an "E".


  1. ^ Årsrapport 2008 (PDF). Mediamätning i Skandinavien. 
  2. ^ "Viasat to offer four new TV channels on digital platform" (Press release). Modern Times Group. December 20, 2001. 
  3. ^ "Viasat Explorer channel to launch in Eastern Europe" (Press release). Modern Times Group. October 20, 2003.