M7 to distribute Slovakia’s TV OSEM through Astra at 23.5° East

Canal+-owned Luxembourg-based pay TV operator M7 Group has signed a multi-year agreement with Slovakia-based lifestyle channel TV OSEM for the free-to-air satellite distribution in HD via the M7 platform on SES Astra’s position at 23.5° East.

OSEM provides Slovak and Czech viewers with programming focusing on health, lifestyle, music, folklore and esoteric topics. The majority of broadcasting is interactive in the sense that viewers can participate in the actual broadcast by calling in to the studio.

In order to allow a smooth transfer from its current satellite provider, TV OSEM will already start broadcasting via the M7 platform from December 1.

As part of the agreement with M7 Group, TV OSEM will be listed in the EPG of Skylink, the outfit’s pay TV provider for Slovakia and the Czech Republic, serving more than 1.5 million TV homes. M7 Platform Services provides an end-to-end distribution solution, allowing TV OSEM to also deliver the channel to third party operators in the two countries.

“We are very pleased to be selected by TV OSEM for the continued satellite distribution of TV OSEM via Astra 23.5° East and we look forward to a fruitful partnership. Moreover, we are very happy to offer our Skylink subscribers in Slovakia and Czech Republic the possibility to continue watching TV OSEM in superb HD picture quality via a dedicated EPG position,” said Jaromir Glisnik, member of the board at M7 Group.

Peter Borovička, CEO at TV OSEM said: “The key reason for entering into a partnership with M7 is that it ensures us of the high quality satellite distribution of TV OSEM to the widest possible audience in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Not only to Skylink TV satellite homes but also to third party operators in the region. For this purpose, M7 is a highly experienced and trusted partner and we look forward to our long-term cooperation.”

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