M7 Group

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 […]

M7 taps Media Broadcast Satellite for uplink services

Luxembourg-based international pay TV operator M7 Group has tapped German media services provider Media Broadcast Satellite to provide uplink services for its pay TV operations in the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Under the terms of the deal, Media Broadcast Satellite will provide uplink services for six transponders on the Astra satellite position […]

NEM: Netflix ‘irrelevant’ for CEE

Netflix’s content has little appeal for CEE audiences, and OTT is currently only really useful as a way for pay TV providers to deliver catch-up and multiscreen services, attendees at the NEM heard this morning. Speaking on a panel on DTH and OTT at the event in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Stanislav Georgiev, head of broadcast at […]

TV Markiza ends standard-definition broadcast of two channels

Central European Media Enterprises-owned Slovakian commercial channel TV Markiza has ended standard-definition satellite transmission of its Doma and Dajto channels. M7 Group pay TV operator Skylink said that the channels would continue to be available in their HD versions as part of its HD package. The HD channels are available SES’s Astra satellite at 23.5° […]

M7 strikes Skylink deals with commercial broadcasters

M7 Group, owner of Czech and Slovak pay TV platform Skylink, has finalised agreements with Czech broadcasters Nova Group, owner of the Nova TV commercial channel, and Prima TV. The deal with Nova means that Skylink customers will again be able to view HD channels Nova HD, Nova Cinema HD and Fanda HD as part […]

Outdoor Channel launches in Benelux, CEE

AMC Networks International – Zone has partnered with Luxembourg-based pay TV operator M7 Group to launch a new feed of the Outdoor Channel in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium and the Netherlands. The channel is due to launch in the countries next week and will be available on the Familie package via CanalDigitaal in the […]

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 […]