Viasat Sport East

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.

Viasat Sport East
LaunchedNovember 2006
ClosedJanuary 2010 (Baltic countries)
Owned byModern Times Group
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
LanguageRussian, English
Broadcast areaRussia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Replaced byViasat Hockey (Baltic countries)
WebsiteOfficial site
Viasat Ukraine-
ER-Telecom (Russia)-
U-tel (Russia)-

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]


  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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