M7 Group


M7 Group appoints Canal+ Poland finance boss

Canal+-owned M7 Group has announced the appointment of Frederic Beradi as its new chief financial officer.  Beradi, who also becomes a member of the board at M7, replaces Ernst Jan van Rooijen who will take up the position of CFO and member of the board at Canal+ Poland – effectively changing places with Beradi. As […]

M7 Group provides European launch platform for far-right US news outlet NEWSMAX

US far-right news network NEWSMAX is set to come to Europe via a distribution deal with CANAL+-owned M7 Group. NEWSMAX – which rose to prominence in late 2020 after repeating false claims that the presidential election was stolen – is currently available in 52 million pay TV homes in the US via operators including DIRECTV, Dish, […]

M7 Group renews and expands AMCNI carriage deal

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, […]

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 signs up new channels for central and eastern Europe

Canal+-owned pan-European pay TV group M7 Group has added a number of new channels to its platform and signed distribution deals for various feeds on its 1° West satellite platform. Apart from distribution via M7’s own local DTH platforms for central and eastern Europe, FocusSat and UPC Direct, the agreements include the satellite delivery of […]

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. […]

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