RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4 tap M7 for satellite capacity

Canal+-owned, Luxembourg-based pay TV outfit M7 Group has struck new HD satellite capacity agreements for its 1° West platform with RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4/Viasat World.

The agreement with RTL Hungary facilitates the satellite distribution of RTL+ in HD quality. Content on the channel includes live matches and highlights of the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League, for which RTL Hungary acquired the rights for three seasons.

ViacomCBS will use the newly contracted 1° West capacity for the satellite distribution of its dedicated CEE feed of Nickelodeon HD. The agreement with M7 follows on a recent contract renewal for the satellite distribution of 12 ViacomCBS channels targeting various CEE markets.

Bill Wijdeveld

Network4 in partnership with Viasat World contracted 1° West capacity for the distribution of a fully Hungarian-localized version of documentary channel Viasat Explorer, to be launched shortly. Network4 will be in charge of local advertising sales, while Viasat World is arranging the content line-up and localization.

The new satellite capacity agreements with RTL, ViacomCBS and Network4/Viasat World build upon existing contracts with all three parties for both 1°  West and Astra 23.5° East capacity, as well as related channel carriage agreements.

Bill Wijdeveld, VP Platform Content Services at M7 Group said: “We are truly delighted to have inked new agreements with three highly respected customers with whom we have enjoyed solid partnerships over many years. Not only for satellite platform services, but also for bringing their great content to our subscribers throughout the various M7 markets in Europe. We look forward to a continued, fruitful cooperation.”

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