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1999 1999-2000 2000 2000-2005 2005-2008
1999 1999-2000 2000 2000-2005 2005-2008
2008-2009 2009-2017 2015-2017 (pre-launch) 2017-2020 2020-present
2008-2009 2009-2017 2015-2017 (pre-launch) 2017-2020 2020-present

Viasat Sport (pan-Nordic)

1999

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V Sport Norway was launched in 1999 as Viasat Sport a pan-Nordic sports channel, alongside Viasat Xtra, an extra sports channel for special sports events which needed more channels to cover, & for pay-per-view services. This logo however was short lived.

1999-2000

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After few months of broadcast Viasat Sport and Viasat Xtra got a new updated logo.


2000

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In January 2000, Viasat rebranded all their owned tv channels to have a similar look and appearance, to make the brand stronger and more whole. All their channel got a circle around and added the word "VIASAT" at the bottom. However this look for Viasat Sport and Viasat Xtra was short lived as well, only lasted for 3 months.

2000-2004

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Viasat Sport and Viasat Xtra got a new look and logo.

2004–2005

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In 2004 Viasat launched 3 new sports channels; Viasat Sport 1, Viasat Sport 2 and Viasat Sport 3.

Viasat Sport Norway

2005-2006

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In April 2005, Viasat launched their first (and only) 24-hour sports channel called Viasat Sport 24.

In November 2005 Viasat SportN was launched as a dedicated sport channel for Norwegian customers in co-operation between Viasat (MTG) and NRK's sports division, separated from the pan-Nordic Viasat Sport 1, and replacing Viasat Sport 1 in Norway.

In 2006, Viasat separated the pan-Nordic version of Viasat Sport 1 channel into Swedish and Danish versions.

2006-2007

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The new look for the sports channel adopted a logo similar to Viasat SportN.

2007-2008

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Viasat Sport 24 was rebranded as Viasat Golf in 2007 as a pan-Nordic channel due to low viewership.

In May 2008, Viasat launched Viasat Sport HD - their first pan-Nordic HD sports channel - in order to promote the Viasat HD platform in Scandinavia, which by this time was available in Norway.

In August 2008 Viasat launched a HD version of Viasat SportN, Viasat SportN HD during the Beljing Summer Olympic Games in 2008. After the closing ceremony of the games Viasat SportN HD was closed down.

Viasat Sport (Norway)

2008-2009

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In 2008, Viasat SportN adopted a new logo and identity in line with the Scandinavia-wide branding, separating the “N” from the word “Sport”. Viasat Sport 2 rebranded in Norway as Viasat Sport (Norway) and Viasat Sport HD (Norway), and Viasat Sport 3 was rebranded as Viasat Motor.

2009-2013

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In September 2009, Viasat launched Viasat Fotball (Norway), replacing Viasat Sport N and, Viasat Hockey with Viasat Hockey HD launched on the same day. The remaining sports channels launched their own HD versions as well. Viasat Xtra adopted a new look and logo, in the same style as the Viasat logo.

2013-2016

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In February 2013 Viasat Sport HD (Norway) changed its colours from purple to blue.

2016-2017

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In September 2016, Viasat launched Viasat Ultra HD as Viasat’s and Scandinavia’s first 4K TV channel as a pan-Nordic sports channel.

Viasport (Norway)

2015-2017 (pre-launch)

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Already in 2015 MTG, Viasat and Viasat Sport (Norway) secured the rights and ownership of the name Viasport. Viasport name and logo was used on their brand new Norwegian website Viasport.no for the Viasat Sport (Norway) channels. Logo and name was also used for broadcasting breaks and for special live events for the channels and branding of Viasat Sport (Norway), Viasat Sport Fotball, Viasat Hockey Norway, Viasat Xtra and on sports segments on TV3 (Norway), Viasat4 and Viaplay Norway from 2016 to the official launch of Viasport brand and channels in 2017.


2017-2020

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In 2017, Viasat rebranded the Norwegian version of Viasat Sport, Viasat Fotball (Norway), Viasat Motor (Norway), Viasat Hockey (Norway) to Viasport 1,2,3 and +; however Viasat Ultra HD, Viasat Golf HD and Viasat Xtra remained unchanged in Norway.

Viasat Xtra was briefly rebranded in 2020 for a few months as Viasat Live before its subsequent rebranding to V Sport.

V Sport Norway

2020–present

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On 1 June 2020, Viasport, Viasat Ultra HD, Viasat Golf HD, Viasat Live - along with Viasat Sport (Sweden and Denmark - was rebranded to V Sport. This was done after Viasat and Canal Digital (Satellite) merged into Allente. This was decided because they wanted to create their own brand and identity away from Canal Digital and Viasat.


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