Ukrainian boost for Viasat

February 18, 2014 09.44 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Viasat SportsTriolan, Ukraine’s second largest cable operator, is again distributing Viasat channels.

Its portfolio now includes four movie channels (TV1000, TV1000 Action, TV1000 Comedy and TV1000 Russian Kino), three factual channels (Viasat History, Viasat Nature and Viasat Explorer) and Viasat Sport, which have been made available free of charge to all Triolan subscribers for an initial period of three months.

Commenting on the development, Andrey Burenok, country manager of Viasat Ukraine, said: “We are proud that our movie, factual and sports channels will once again be available to Triolan’s subscribers.. We consider Triolan a sound partner that we can work together with in developing the pay-TV market in Ukraine.”

Triolan last carried Viasat channels in 2012.

Local reports say that Triolan is now in talks with Russia’s NTV-Plus.

If successful, they could result in the operator’s offer increasing to over 100 pay channels by the end of this year.