Viasat World launches full channel portfolio with Volia Ukraine

20 January 2021

Documentary, drama, sport and movie channels are now available to Volia subscribers

London, UK, 20 January 2021 – Leading international media company Viasat World today announces that it has signed a new carriage deal with Volia, the biggest Pay-TV operator in Ukraine. Its comprehensive portfolio of channels is now available on Volia’s cable, IPTV and OTT platforms.

Subscribers to Volia’s TV services can now access the suite of channels and SVOD services which includes factual channels Viasat Nature, Viasat History and Viasat Explore; period drama channel Epic Drama; and sport channel Viasat Sport; plus movie channels TV1000, TV1000 World Kino, TV1000 Action and VIP Comedy. In addition, premium movie channels ViP Premiere and ViP Megahit are available through Volia’s premium packages.

Sandra Kraujina, Chief Marketing Officer at Volia says: “We’re delighted to expand cooperation with Viasat World as a partner through this new agreement. Its channels are extremely popular in Ukraine, and we also see the movie genre increasing in popularity in the market, with the TV1000 and ViP channels leading the field. We’re confident therefore that our subscribers will find all their entertainment needs met with the fantastic range of premium content on offer through Viasat World’s portfolio.”

Benjamin Groocock, SVP Commercial and Operations at Viasat World, comments: “Expanding our reach in markets like Ukraine is an important part of our strategy, so we’re very pleased to secure this deal with Volia which enables us to connect with a bigger audience. With unrivalled access to the biggest blockbusters and best factual and drama content through our global content distribution partners, we look forward to welcoming Volia subscribers to our channels.”

Content highlights that viewers can look forward to include:

Epic Drama: The White Queen - a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal, and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women. Starring Rebecca Ferguson and Max Irons.

Viasat History: War Factories – this second season tells the story of war production – of how the Allied industry won the war by massively out-producing the Axis powers. Forget the big-name generals and battle tactics - this was a war of the factories and giant firms like General Motors and Ford, who mass-produced tanks, planes, and guns.

Viasat Explore: Building Giants Series 2 - reveals the extraordinary innovations that help record-breaking superstructures to be built and uncovers the inner secrets of how they work. Each episode charts the construction of a different epic project including the Arctic Ice Hotel in Lapland, Roller Coaster Mega Build in Toronto, and the Mega Mountain Tunnel beneath the Alps.

Viasat Nature: The Yorkshire Vet Series 9 – returning documentary series which provides exclusive access to vet, Julian Norton, and his Yorkshire practice. Vets at this incredibly busy practice are trained to deal with all animals great and small, from alpacas to piglets, hamsters to horses, bulldogs to bullocks.

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