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M7 Group renews and expands AMCNI carriage deal

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Canal+-owned M7 Group has announced a multi-year extension to its distribution deal with AMC Networks International (AMCNI).

The deal will see M7 continue to carry AMCNI’s entire pay TV portfolio and VOD library across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania.

The channels covered by the deal include Sport1, Sport2, AMC, Film+, Minimax, JimJam, Spektrum, Spektrum Home, TV Paprika and CBS Reality. In addition, the deal brings wider distribution of Sport1 on Skylink’s platforms across the region.

Stefano Colombo, VP Content at M7 said: “We are very pleased with the continuation and further strengthening of our long-standing partnership in the Central European markets. The new agreement provides even more of our subscribers with AMCNI’s attractive and diversified content line-up in all genres from Kids to Sports, to TV Serials and Lifestyle programming, strengthening both our linear and on-demand offerings. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation over the coming years.”

Levente Málnay, EVP/MD of AMCNI Central and Northern Europe, said: “M7 Group and AMCNI have been working together for almost 20 years to bring audiences the best in sports and entertainment, and this enhanced alliance highlights the strong demand for our award-winning content. Our new multi-territory agreement will give M7 customers across Central Europe a diverse and acclaimed selection of linear and on demand entertainment in the coming years. This will include the first-ever live broadcast of UEFA international club competitions  – UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference Cup matches – on Sport1 and Sport2 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, among many other exclusive premieres.”