Viasat World Scores UPC Carriage for Epic Drama Channel


Viasat World is rolling out its pay-TV channel Epic Drama on UPC’s platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary.

The carriage pact with UPC adds 1.5 million subscriptions to the brand’s footprint across the CEE region. Epic Drama launched in December 2017 and has more than 60 operators now carrying the pay-TV channel and SVOD offering on their platforms.

In Poland, Epic Drama will join Viasat World’s other channels—Polsat Viasat History, Polsat Viasat Explore and Polsat Viasat Nature—in the Max package (but will be available to a wider audience by virtue of an open window at launch). In Hungary, it will reside in the Digital Gold package, with Viasat History/Nature HD and Viasat Explore also in the lineup. Subscribers to the DVBC tier in Romania are also set to receive the channel, in addition to Viasat History, Viasat Explore, Viasat Nature and TV1000. An Epic Drama SVOD offering will be available in all three markets at a later date.

Benjamin Groocock, acting VP of commercial affairs at Viasat World, said: “With its expertly curated programming, Epic Drama has already been a huge success with audiences in Poland, Romania and Hungary and we look forward to building on this success by also making it available to UPC’s customers in each of these territories going forward. Our long-standing relationship with UPC is set to flourish further still with Epic Drama joining our other channels on the UPC platforms. With more fantastic content deals in the pipeline, we are confident that audiences will continue to be blown away by the top-quality programming they find at their fingertips.”