Viasat is a Swedish direct broadcast satellite television broadcaster and pay TV operator, owned by the Swedish media group Nordic Entertainment Group in Nordics, All Media Baltics in Baltics and some channels owned by Viasat World. Broadcasting from London, the target markets are in the Nordic and the Baltic Countries.
The Viasat signals can be received from the Astra 4A and SES-5 satellites at 4.8°E with any DVB-S receiver equipped with a NDS VideoGuard descrambling module. Viasat’s main competitor on DBS distribution in the Nordic countries is Canal Digital. Viasat does not have a platform of their own outside the Nordic and Baltic countries, so they have to rely on third party distributors in Eastern and Central Europe.
In May 2016, MTG announced the launch of Viasat Ultra HD, the first ultra-high-definition television (UHD) channel in the Nordic region and its first UHD Sports channel. The channel will feature selected live sport events especially produced in Ultra HD and launch in the autumn in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland via SES-5. Viasat will also be launching an Ultra HD set-top box from Samsung and a TV-module to enable existing UHD TVs to display the channel