MTG launched a dedicated Danish version of its Viasat Sport channel in January 2002. In December 2006, TV 2 and MTG announced that they would enter a partnership to launch TV 2 Sport and its sister channel TV 2 Sport Xtra (HD-channel, to begin broadcasting in the spring of 2007). This channel would replace the Danish version of Viasat Sport 1 (as it was now called). It would also mean that Viasat Sport 2 and 3 would disappear from cable television and TV 2's second channel TV 2 Zulu would broadcast less sports.
The original launch of the channel was set to March 1, 2007, but the launch had to be postponed since an investigation by the Danish Competition Authority caused a delay. The Competition Authority accepted the channel on April 11, 2007, where they also started transmitting.