The main Viasat Film movie channel is available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland broadcasting exclusive premieres, blockbusters and top movies from the leading Hollywood and Scandinavian studios.
Viasat Film was originally launched as TV1000 on 27 August 1989 in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and was the first pay-TV channel started by MTG’s founder Industriförvaltnings AB Kinnevik. It was only the second TV channel created by Kinnevik (the first being TV3) and was introduced after the Astra 1A satellite, Europe’s first private satellite system, had become operational in 1989. Jan Stenbeck and his Industriförvaltnings AB Kinnevik was one of the founders and the largest private shareholder in SES/Astra.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of Viasat’s pay-TV services, the TV1000 movie channel brand was rebranded to Viasat Film across the Nordic region. In addition, Viasat also launched four new Viasat Film premium pay-TV HD movie channels in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland on 1 March 2012.
All the Viasat Film channels are available on the Viasat satellite pay-TV platform and are also distributed via IPTV and cable TV networks.