Viasat Sport East

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Viasat Sport East
Launched November 2006
Closed January 2010 (Baltic countries)
Owned by Modern Times Group
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Language Russian, English
Broadcast area Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Replaced by Viasat Hockey (Baltic countries)
Website Official site
Viasat Ukraine -
ER-Telecom (Russia) -
U-tel (Russia) -

Viasat Sport East is a television channel available in Russia and the CIS countries. The channel heavily features American sports such as the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball.

The channel launched in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan and the Baltic states in November 2006 in cooperation with ESPN America. It was the eighth channel launched by Viasat in Eastern Europe.[1] It later became available in Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.[2]

In January 2010, the channel was removed from Viasat's Baltic platform, where it was replaced by Viasat Hockey.[3][4]

First Viasat Sport logo used 2006-2009


  1. ^ "MTG AND NASN TO LAUNCH NEW SPORTS CHANNEL IN EASTERN EUROPE" (Press release). Modern Times Group. October 17, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Viasat Sport East". Modern Times Group. 
  3. ^ "Viasat Hockey debuts in Baltics". Broadband TV News. January 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Viasat Hockey Headed to the Baltics". January 18, 2010. 

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