Viasat Sport viewers in Sweden have access to the most extensive coverage ever in Sweden of NFL American football, to ATP Masters Series and Davis Cup tennis, and Swedish basketball league and Euroleague basketball. Viasat also has the rights to the European and World basketball championships in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Viasat Sport in Norway has exclusive coverage of Formula One, MotoGP, NFL, National Hockey League (NHL), the KHL international ice hockey league which brings together 21 teams from Russia and one team each from Latvia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, and the annual Ice Hockey World Championship, as well as cycling and boxing.
Viasat Sport in Sweden and Norway is broadcast between 12:00 and 02:00 every day.
In Finland, the Swedish version of Viasat Sport is broadcast.
Viasat Sport was originally launched in March 1999 as a pan-Scandinavian channel. It became a Swedish/Norwegian channel in January 2002 when a localised version was launched in Denmark.
In February 2004 the sports offering was extended when the Swedish/Norwegian and Danish Viasat Sport channels were renamed Viasat Sport 1 and the pan-Nordic Viasat Sport 2 and Viasat Sport 3 were introduced.
In Norway Viasat Sport 1 was replaced by SportN in November 2005. The introduction of the current Viasat Sport and Viasat Motor channels in Norway in October 2008 replaced the previous pan-Nordic/pan-Baltic Viasat Sport 2 and 3 channels, and reflected the growing demand for localised premium sports content.
In Sweden Viasat Sport 1, Viasat Sport 2 and Viasat Sport 3 were replaced by three localised brands, Viasat Sport, Viasat Fotboll and Viasat Motor at the same time.
In September 2009 Norway launched its own Viasat Fotball, which replaced SportN.
There is also a Viasat Sport version in Eastern Europe, with its primary focus on American sports, such as National Hockey League and professional boxing, which was launched in November 2006 in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan and the three Baltic states (in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania it was replaced by Viasat Hockey in January 2010).
Viasat Sport in Sweden and Norway is available through Viasat’s digital satellite TV platforms and is also distributed via third party cable TV and IPTV networks.
Viasat Sport in Finland is available through Viasat’s digital satellite TV platform and is also distributed via third party cable TV networks.
Viasat Sport East (Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan) is available through Viasat’s digital satellite TV platform in Ukraine, through Raduga TV in Russia and is also distributed via third party networks in all these countries.