Viasat World has signed a renewal agreement with the telecommunication company Digi Group for the distribution of its channels on Digi TV’s digital cable, satellite, and Digi Online platforms in Hungary and Romania, and on IPTV in Hungary.
The new deal will see Digi Group continue to carry Viasat World’s comprehensive portfolio of factual and entertainment channels on Digi TV’s digital cable, satellite, and Digi Online platforms, in Hungary and Romania, and on IPTV in Hungary, said a company release.
As a result, 5.8 million subscribers in the two countries will continue to receive the factual channels Viasat Nature, Viasat History, and Viasat Explore; period drama channel Epic Drama; plus, in Romania the movie channel TV1000.
This renewal is the latest extension to an almost 20-year relationship that goes back to 2004 when Viasat Explore was added to Digi TV’s Romanian offer in 2004.
Benjamin Groocock, SVP commercial and operations at Viasat World, said: “Having built a loyal audience for our channels through Digi TV in Hungary and Romania, this is an important renewal for us with one of our most long-standing operator partners in the CEE region. With a significant number of subscriptions in each country, this deal allows us to consolidate reach, providing many viewers with premium quality, often exclusive content curated across our portfolio of popular channels. We’re sure that the forthcoming programming line-up will see them return to watch time and again.”