M7 Group


Canal+ gets green light for M7 acquisition

Pay TV operator Canal+ has received a green light from the European Commission to acquire international European pay TV outfit M7 Group. The regulatory approval follows Vivendi-owned Canal+’s acquisition of M7 in May. The French pay TV outfit agreed to acquire M7 group from private-equity investor Astorg Partners for just over €1 billion in a […]

Canal+ acquires M7 Group in €1bn deal

Vivendi-owned Canal+ has agreed to acquire international pay TV operator M7 group from private-equity investor Astorg Partners for just over €1 billion in a move that marks a significant ramping up of the pay TV outfit’s efforts in the international market. Canal+ and M7 Group have complementary European footprints. M7, which turns in revenues of […]

Liberty Global sells DTH business to M7

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million. Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand. […]

M7 secures raft of distribution partners in Germany

International pay TV operator M7 Group’s German arm M7 Deutschland has secured distribution agreement with eight new partners from the public utility sector. M7 has struck agreements to distribute its services via the networks of Thüga SmartService, BiTel, K-net Telekommunikation, Stadtwerke Erkrath, OstTelCom, EmslandTel.Net and bn: t Blatzheim Networks Telecom. M7 said its DVB-IP white […]

M7 Group names de Nooijer as European OTT director

M7 Group, one of Europe’s leading pay TV providers, has appointed Mertijn de Nooijer as OTT director for Europe. De Nooijer joins from Discovery and will report to Stefano Colombo, vice-president of content at M7. The appointment of de Nooijer reinforces M7’s ambition to further strengthen its hybrid TV proposition, combining the benefits of linear […]

Viasat World extends reach with M7 deal

Pay TV operator M7 Group is to add channel provider Viasat World’s recently launched Epic Drama service to its Skylink DTH platform from September 1. Joining the Czech and Slovak pay TV service will significantly extend Epic Drama’s reach in the two markets. Skylink is the biggest DTH platform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, […]

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 […]

HD Austria posts record subscriber growth

HD Austria, the Austrian DTH pay TV operator owned by M7 Group, now has 125,000 subscribers, representing all-time record growth of 25% for the last 12 months, according to the group. According to M7 Group, citing data from GfK, HD Austria now accounts for over 50% of sales of conditional access modules with cards or […]

M7’s HD Austria adds new channels

M7 Group-owned Austrian pay TV operator HD Austria has added seven new channels to its offering. The operator has added crime series channel 13th Street HD, entertainment news channel E! Entertainment, kids channel Fix&Foxi TV, music channels Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, sci-fi channel Syfy HD and general entertainment channel Universal Channel HD to its […]

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