World Series to be televised in Scandinavia for the first time since 2012
Major League Baseball’s (MLB) World Series will be televised in the Nordic region for the first time since 2012 after ESPN Media Distribution secured distribution of the 2015 season-ending championship on leading television platform Viasat across the region.
As part of the agreement, Viasat will also have rights to present ESPN’s award-winning news and highlights show Baseball Tonight throughout the World Series.
Viasat will broadcast all games of the best-of-seven series live on TV3 SPORT 1 in Denmark, Viasat Football in Norway, Viasat 16 in Sweden, and Viasat Sport in Finland.
The 111th World Series starts on Tuesday October 27th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City as the American League’s Kansas City Royals will face the National League Champion New York Mets in Game 1.
Commenting on the deal, Charles Classen, general manager ESPN EMEA, said: “The World Series is one of global sports’ great events, and we’re delighted to continue our excellent relationship with MLB to bring the ‘Fall Classic’ to viewers in Scandinavia for the first time in several years. Viasat is a great partner to bring the excitement of the best baseball in the world to fans in the Nordics and we’re looking forward to a great series.”
Across EMEA, other broadcasters of the World Series secured by ESPN Media Distribution include BT Sport in the UK and Ireland and Viasat Sport East in Russia and CIS.
As part of its ongoing relationship, ESPN Media Distribution and MLB will continue to explore market opportunities for the 2016 MLB season and beyond.