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.
|Launched||6 January 2002|
|Owned by||Viasat World LTD|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV), HDTV|
|Audience share||0.1% (2008, )|
|Broadcast area||Several European countries|
|Formerly called||Viasat Explorer (2002-2014)|
|Sister channel(s)||Viasat History|
|evotv (Croatia)||Channel 109|
|Viasat||Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania|
|UPC Direct||Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia|
|Digi TV||Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary|
|RCS (Romania)||Channel 41|
|UPC Romania||Channel 314|
|UPC Poland||Channel 396|
|Turkcell TV+ (Turkey)||Channel 90|
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. 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.
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".
- Årsrapport 2008 (PDF). Mediamätning i Skandinavien.
- "Viasat to offer four new TV channels on digital platform" (Press release). Modern Times Group. December 20, 2001.
- "Viasat Explorer channel to launch in Eastern Europe" (Press release). Modern Times Group. October 20, 2003.