is a Direct Broadcast Satellite Television Broadcaster and Pay TV
Operator, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group.
Broadcasting from London, the target markets are in the Nordic and the
Baltic Countries. Their lineup can be received from the Astra 4A
satellite at 4.8°E with any DVB-S receiver equipped with a NDS
VideoGuard descrambling module. Viasat’s main competitor on Direct
Broadcast Satellite 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.