M7 Group

Skylink launches Hungarian package

M7 Group-owned pay TV operator Skylink has launched a new package aimed at Hungarian speakers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The package includes 11 Hungarian channels and 20 other services versioned in the Hungarian language. Hungarian channels in the package include national channels M1 and M2, Duna, Duna World, RTL Klub, TV2, RTL II, […]

Skylink adds new channels

M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovak pay TV operator Skylink is adding six new channels to its programming line-up. The operator is adding Crime & Investigation, Nickelodeon, MTV Rock, MTV Dance, VH1 and VH1 Classic to its line-up as well as replacing the current standard-definition version of the History Channel with its high-definition variant. MTV Live […]

M7 Group teams up with Stream for enhanced services

Pay TV provider M7 Group has formed a strategic alliance with Stream Group to deliver new video platform services. Netherlands-based Stream Group delivers enhanced video services in Europe and Asia through its Solocoo platform. Following Stream’s acquisition by CDS Group, the holding company for M7, the pay TV operator and Stream Group will deliver new […]

M7 deploys latest SmarDTV CAMs in Belgium and Netherlands

Luxembourg-based pay TV provider M7 Group, which operates the Dutch CanalDigitaal and Belgian TV Vlaanderen and TéléSAT DTH services as well as the Skylink/CS Link service in the Czech Republic, is using the latest version of Kudelski-owned SmarDTV’s conditional access module to support delivery of services in the Netherlands and Belgium. SmarDTV is supplying its […]

M7 Group cracks piracy ring

Pay TV operator M7 Group and conditional access providers Irdeto and Nagra have successfully cracked a piracy operation in Belgium and the Netherlands, with two individuals being sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, including a six month suspended sentence, in Belgium. The investigation with local law enforcement officers revealed a control word sharing server and equipment […]

M7 Group consolidates pay TV ownership

Luxembourg-based pay TV operator M7 Group has consolidated its M77 Group sister company, bringing the pair’s Belgian, Dutch, Austrian and Czech operations under a single ownership structure. The merger creates a single ownership structure for pay TV operations CanalDigitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen and TéléSat in Belgium, Austria’s AustriaSAT, and Skylink and CS Link […]

M77 Group takes additional satellite capacity

M77 Group, which operates Sky Link and CS Link platforms in the Czech Republic, has taken an additional transponder on the Astra satellite platform at 23.5° East. M77 and Luxembourg parent group M7 together currently use 13 transponders across the 19.2° East and 23.5° East positions. Kees Färber, board member of M77, said: “With this […]

CS Link owner M7 acquires rival SkyLink service

Luxembourg-based M7 Group has acquired Czech and Slovak satellite pay TV provider Skylink, according to local reports. M7 Group, which acquired rival service CS Link earlier this year and also owns Dutch service Canal Digitaal, Flemish service TV Vlaanderen and Wallonia operator Télé Sat, may have paid around CZK2 billion (€80 million) for Skylink, owned […]

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