Luxembourg-based international pay TV operator M7 Group has tapped German media services provider Media Broadcast Satellite to provide uplink services for its pay TV operations in the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Under the terms of the deal, Media Broadcast Satellite will provide uplink services for six transponders on the Astra satellite position at 23.5° East. Services will be handled by the company’s teleport in Usingen. The contract is for an initial period of three years.
“We are excited to support M7’s Skylink platform with our satellite distribution services for the DTH market. With the best possible signal availability and a 24/7/365 service, we will support M7 in the extension of the digital TV markets in the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, thereby not last also sustainably driving HDTV distribution in these regions. This constitutes an ideal supplementation of our B2B activities which we continue to persistently enforce,” said Christian Fleischhauer, managing director of Media Broadcast Satellite.
“Media Broadcast Satellite is a technology partner offering the best quality possible with highly professional services in uplink and monitoring for the extension and development of our TV platforms. These are ideal preconditions to enforce the development of the channel line-up of Skylink, Canal Digitaal and TV Vlaanderen, thereby offering our viewers perfect TV entertainment,” said Bill Wijdeveld, vice-president, business development at M7 Group.
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