Viasat signs NBA deal for Russia, CIS, Georgia
Broadcaster Viasat has confirmed a deal with US basketball association the NBA that will see it deliver matches to viewers in Russia, CIS and Georgia.
A direct broadcast satellite TV broadcaster and pay TV operator, Viasat is owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group.
As a result of the new deal, the Viasat Sports East channel will broadcast up to five regular season games each week along with major NBA events including the NBA All-Star, the complete Eastern and Western Conference Play-off Series, and the NBA Finals in June. The agreement initially applies to the 2012/13 season.