M7 Group

Zenterio teams up with Access

Zenterio and Access have integrated the latter’s TV-centric NetFront Living Connect browser with Zenterio’s TV operating system.  The integration of Access’s key media sharing component NetFront Living Connect completes the cycle that started with the integration of the NetFront Browser NX with Zenterio OS last year. Two operators, Magyar Telekom and M7 Group, have already […]

FilmBox Live streaming app launches on Skylink

Channel provider SPI International’s video-on-demand and live streaming app FilmBox Live has launched on the M7 Group-owned Czech pay TV operator Skylink’s plaform. FilmBox Live gives access to all FilmBox channels on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The app is available free of charge to subscribers with the Mixbox package from the […]

M7 Group takes Scripps channels in Hungary

Pay TV operator M7 Group has signed a deal with Scripps Networks in include Food Network and Fine Living on its Hungarian MMDS channel bouquet. With Travel Channel already part of the programming line-up on the MMDS service, the M7 Group’s MMDS channel bouquet, will become the first TV offering in Hungary to include all […]

Astorg Partners takes majority stake in M7 Group

Private equity group Astorg Partners is acquiring a majority stake in pan-European pay TV provider M7 Group from investors led by Providence Equity Partners. Astorg, which specialises in European mid-market buyouts, will acquire a majority stake in M7’s Luxembourg-based holding company CDS Topco BV. Following the close of the transaction, Providence and Airbridge Investments BV […]

M7 may follow up KabelKiosk acquisition with German pay TV launch

Pay TV provider M7 Group may launch a new consumer pay TV business in Germany following its acquisition of KabelKiosk from Eutelsat, according to Kees Farber, managing director of M7 Deutschland. While KabelKiosk is a business-to-business platform, delivering a bundle of channels to third-party operators across Germany via satellite, Farber said that M7 could also […]

M7 Deutschland buys KabelKiosk from Eutelsat

TV platform operator M7 Deutschland is buying KabelKiosk, a platform of digital channels and interactive services for cable and IPTV networks in Germany, from Eutelsat.  M7 Deutschland, an affiliate of European satellite services firm M7 Group, said that under the deal it will continue to develop KabelKiosk and will launch new IPTV and OTT video […]

Skylink shuts off more CryptoWorks channels

M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovak pay TV provider Skylink is moving ahead with its plant to cease encrypting its channels using CryptoWorks’ technology. From June 30 the pay TV broadcaster will drop the CryptoWorks-encrypted versions of public channels ČT1and ČT2, including their regional variations, ČT Sport, and commercial channels Nova, Nova Cinema, Prima, Prima Cool, […]

M7 Group launching new DTH platform for Hungary

Pay TV provider M7 Group is launching a new DTH platform in Hungary as an extension of its existing AustriaSat offering. AustriaSat Magyarország will be operated by M7 subsidiary M70 and will be broadcast via two transponders on the Eutelsat 9A satellite. AustriaSat Magyarország will broadcast 55 of the most popular Hungarian public and commercial […]

Sport 2 HD on Skylink

M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovak pay TV service Skylink has added the Sport 2 HD channel to its HD Plus package.  The move follows the channel’s launch in HD. The channel has hitherto been available as part of Skylink’s Kombi, Multi HD, Flexi 7 and Komplet packages.

M7 re-introduces Penthouse

M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovak pay TV operator Skylink has re-introduced adult channel Penthouse HD to its line-up of channels. Skylink previously offered Penthouse HD across four of its packages but replaced it in November last year with Hustler HD. Now both channels will be offered to Skylink customers. Penthouse will air daily from 22:00-06:00.