01 October 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria: 1 October 2018: International media company Viasat World today announces that Vivacom, the largest telecommunications operator in Bulgaria, is launching its Epic Drama channel on VIVACOM TV. The SVOD catalogue related to the channel will also be available to subscribers by the end of the year. Epic Drama will join Viasat World’s other flagship channels – TV1000, Viasat Nature, Viasat History and Viasat Explore - which are already broadcast by the operator, deepening a relationship spanning more than a decade between the two companies.
Emma Jones, VP Commercial Affairs at Viasat World, comments: “We are delighted that Vivacom has decided to launch Epic Drama, now taking our complete flagship portfolio on its platform. We have become great partners – working closely together to bring the best of content to audiences via our expertly curated channels. Epic Drama is no exception - delivering stand-out content in an increasingly crowded environment and with a fantastic new pipeline of programming secured for the coming months, it is sure to wow Vivacom audiences.”
Kristina Tabakova, Senior Manager of Products and Services at Vivacom said: “We welcome Epic Drama to the Vivacom family, alongside Viasat World’s other much-loved channels. It is a pleasure to work with a like-minded broadcaster which puts great focus on meeting the changing needs of the audience, serving up its package of world-class content for them to watch where, when and how they wish. After a successful decade of partnership, we look forward to what the next decade will bring as we extend our agreement to take Viasat World’s flagship portfolio.”
Epic Drama launched in Viasat World’s key international markets in December 2017, harnessing the company’s renowned content curation expertise to stage over 600 hours of the very best drama series from around the world. It now reaches over 10 million subscribers via more than 60 operator partners in 16 markets. The home of big-budget, HD drama series, Epic Drama has broad appeal to drama fans and gives audiences access to acclaimed and compelling period drama series touching a range of genres, including crime and mystery, classic literary, real history, politics and power, war, action and adventure, as well as fantasy.
A leader in developing modern telecommunication services, Vivacom offers its VIVACOM TV service in the form of a satellite (DTH) service and an IPTV service to more than 450,000 clients. At launch, Epic Drama will join Viasat World’s other flagship channels in position 55 in the DTH service in package TV 2L, and at position 76 in the IPTV service in TV 2L+ package, which offers more than 200 channels.
Programme highlights on Epic Drama at launch in October include Harlots 2: a powerful drama set against the vibrant cosmopolitan backdrop of 18th-century Georgian London that offers a bold new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity – sex; Babylon Berlin: explore Berlin in the Roaring Twenties, a metropolis for those with talent and ambition and for those in a hustle, but beneath the glittering surface the impoverished masses strive for a better life; and Beowulf: Return to The Shieldlands: featuring an ensemble cast of fascinating characters, this epic drama follows Beowulf as he strives to be a man and a hero whilst defending those he loves from an increasingly hostile world.