Canal Digitaal

Canal+ firms up plans for Dutch streamer

Vivendi-owned Canal+ is firming up plans to launch a dedicated Canal+-branded streamer in the Netherlands, as reported in DTVE in November. The pay TV group said the new venture would be able to lean on content from subsidiaries StudioCanal and SPI International. The former, which is the majority shareholder of Dutch FilmWorks, has a catalogue […]

Canal+ returns to Netherlands with new SVOD streamer

The Canal+ brand is returning to the Netherlands with the launch of a new streaming service before the end of this year. The new SVOD offering, to be launched in partnership with VodafoneZiggo, will offer a range of Canal+ originals and international productions alongside exclusive titles from Viaplay, Fremantle, Dutch CORE, Lionsgate and Lumière. Canal+ […]

FilmBox available on Canal Digitaal IPTV and OTT platforms

FilmBox has launched on Canal Digitaal’s IPTV and OTT platforms in the Netherlands. The launch comes after the channel launched on the Canal Digitaal DTH platform earlier this year. FilmBox is available in the Basic Packages of Canal Digitaal resellers, Tweak and Freedom Internet.  The channel offers a slate of Hollywood blockbuster movies and […]

Netherlands first stop for FilmBox as SPI International expands brand into Western Europe

SPI International has launched its FilmBox brand in the Netherlands as part of a larger expansion into Western Europe. The titular FilmBox channel launches in the Netherlands with the M7 Group via its Canal Digitaal brand. FilmBox is available in the basic package of Canal Digitaal’s DTH platform for all subscribers at Channel 14, and […]

M7 sees rocketing demand for OTT app, plans new channels

The number of users of international pay TV operator M7 Group’s OTT TV service has now reached 300,000, representing a growth rate of 30% since December last year. M7 Group VP of business development Bill Wijdeveld said that take-up of the M7 TV app, which is available on Apple and Android devices, had been “impressive”. […]

M7 taps Harmonic for World Cup in UHD TV

Pay TV operator M7 Group has chosen technology outfit Harmonic to provide an Ultra HD video processing solution for live video distribution of the FIFA World Cup from Russia. The tournament matches are being delivered live in native UHD to all of M7 Group’s Canal Digitaal subscribers in The Netherlands via a dedicated channel called […]

Canal Digitaal teams up with pubcasters for 4K UHD World Cup

M7 Group-owned Dutch satellite pay TV platform Canal Digitaal is to air matches from the forthcoming football World Cup in 4K Ultra HD. M7 has struck an agreement with Dutch public broadcaster NPO/NOS to air matches from the competition, which takes place in Russia from June 14 until July 15, in 4K UHD. The World […]

Scripps launches Fine Living HD with M7

Pay TV operator M7 Group has extended its existing agreement with channel provider Scripps Networks UK & EMEA for the European launch of the latter’s Fine Living HD channel  on its platforms. Fine Living HD will be made available to subscribers of M7 Group’s pay-TV platforms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia via Skylink, The […]

Scripps lifestyle networks spread in Europe

A pair of Scripps Networks International channels have launched on a number of satellite platforms from Europe’s M7 Group. Food Network and Fine Living have debuted on M7’s Canal Digitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen in Belgium and Skylink in Slovakia and Czech Republic. SNI’s Travel Channel is already available in HD on these platforms. […]