Type of site
|OTT video streaming platform|
|Key people||Tobias Osmund|
(CEO, Spring Media)
(Managing Director, Fanseat)
|Launched||June 12, 2015|
(Fanseat 1 and 2)
|Closed||February 15, 2017|
|Replaced by||Elisa Viihde Sport 1–8|
Fanseat is an Internet streaming service specializing in live sports broadcasts, established in 2015. Early on, it served as an online extension of Fanseat 1 and 2 (later Fanseat 1 to 4), basic tier television channels available to customers of Finnish telecommunications provider Elisa. In 2017, the Fanseat channels were renamed and merged into a new 8-channel premium tier called Elisa Viihde Sport. The online version of Fanseat remained its own brand, and was refocused on foreign markets.
In 2019, the platform was acquired by Spring Media, a Swedish sports marketing agency. Fanseat's managing director is Jean-Maël Gineste, a former sales director at Eurosport.
Fanseat mostly caters to small-market sports leagues, but has also held out-of-market rights to some internationally recognized properties. Most events are available through a monthly subscription, with select programming being offered on pay-per-view basis.
Fanseat can be viewed via web browsers on PC and Mac, as well as apps on Apple iOS and Android devices.
Broadcasts are restricted to specific regions per the terms of each rights agreement, unless otherwise noted.