M7 Group


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 […]

AMC Networks International extends M7 deal

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) has extended it long-standing partnership with pay TV operator M7 Group. The new deal comes into effect on March 1, 2018 and will allow subscribers of Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to continue to access AMCNI CNE’s portfolio of eight TV channels. The […]

M7 launches new hybrid pay TV platform for Germany

Pay TV operator M7 Group has launched a new hybrid IP and DTH service in Germany. The new platform, Diveo, will target the 17 million homes that receive satellite signals via the Astra satellite position at 19.2° East. The Diveo offering comprises up to 70 channels in HD quality and over 30 catch-up libraries alongside […]

M7 Group taps Newtec for DVB-S2X

Pay TV operator M7 Group has tapped satellite technology outfit Newtec to provide broadcast equipment for its new European Direct-to-Home (DTH) transmission sites. M7 will use Newtec’s MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway, which supports the latest DVB-S2X standard, as well as Newtec’s own efficiency improvement technologies. M7’s adoption of the technology will enable it to add […]

TV Connect 2017: CEE operators yet to make full use of data analytics

Pay TV operators in central and eastern Europe in the midst of rolling out non-linear OTT-based digital services have still to make full use of consumer data and analytics to tune their offerings to what customers want, attendees at the TV Connect event in London heard yesterday. Taking part in a panel session on ‘The […]

M7 takes additional capacity for Czech HD channels

Pan-regional pay TV operator M7 Group has tapped satellite provider SES for additional capacity to offer additional HD channels in central and eastern Europe. The operator’s new deal with SES, which gives it additional capacity on the Astra 3B satellite at 23.5° East, will enable it to host all HD channels of the Czech public […]

M7 Group sees TV app success

Developing a hybrid TV offering is key to international pay TV operator M7 Group’s future growth, according to Bill Wijdeveld, VP of business development at M7. Speaking to Digital TV Europe at the Digital TV CEE event in Budapest this week, Wijdeveld said that people should not underestimate the willingness of viewers in the CEE […]

Digital TV CEE: award winners named

Bill Wijdeveld, VP of business development at M7 Group, was named as Digital TV CEE Industry Leader of the Year at the Digital TV CEE Awards, which were presented at this week’s conference in Budapest. Wijdeveld was recognised for his role in developing the company’s hybrid TV offering. Thomas Staneker, head of the TV technical service centre […]