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United States : VIASAT BROADCASTING gets rights to air MLB World Series.

ESPN Media Distribution has authorized the rights to air Major League Baseball s World Series in the Nordic region to Modern Times Group s Viasat Broadcasting.

Viasat would have the rights to air the 2015 championship on its platform and also with the rights to ESPN s news and highlights show Baseball Tonight.

All games of the best-of-seven series live would be shown by Viasat on TV3 Sport 1 in Denmark, Viasat Football in Norway, Viasat 16 in Sweden and Viasat Sport in Finland.

ESPN Media Distribution has received the other broadcasters of the World Series all over EMEA, comprising BT Sport in the UK and Ireland and Viasat Sport East in Russia and CIS.

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.

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Date:Nov 5, 2015
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