Vivendi issues €2.1 billion bond as M7 acquisition approaches

Vivendi has successfully placed a €2.1 billion bond ahead of the acquisition of M7 by Canal+, the French operator it owns. The bond is comprised of three tranches with maturities of three, six and nine and a half years. The company also confirmed that the issue was oversubscribed more than 2.5 times. Vivendi’s Canal+ initially […]

M7 chief: Canal+ acquisition will have ‘transformative’ impact

Canal+’s acquisition of pay TV group M7 will  be “transformative” for the latter by enabling it to “access more content” in the future, according to M7 chairman Marc-Antoine d’Halluin. Speaking on a panel session at the ANGA COM Congress in Germany, d’Halluin said that M7’s acquisition of UPC DTH meant that the company “is now […]

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 […]

M7 takes smart TV app to Vestel TVs

International pay TV operator M7 Group has struck a deal with TV manufacturer Vestel to integrate M7’s hybrid smart TV app into the latest generation of Vestel’s smart TVs. M7 operates pay TV services in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Austria, where Vestel produced smart TVs are available under various brands, […]

M7 Deutschland teams up with BrightBlue

Pay TV provider M7 Group’s German subsidiary M7 Deutschland has teamed up with BrightBlue, the white-label IPTV platform launched by fibre network provider Deutsche Glasfaser last year, to collaborate on the provision of IPTV content to FTTH operators. BrightBlue has integrated M7’s TV packages for distribution to  FTTH providers. The partnership agreement will give BrightBlue […]

M7 Deutschland extends deal with FTTH operator

International pay TV operator M7 Group’s German subsidiary M7 Deutschland has extended an agreement with fibre-to-the-home network operator Deutsche Glasfaser to provide IPTV services across the latter’s network. The agreement means that Deutsche Glasfaser customers will continue to receive around 80 German and international channels from the M7 portfolio. Christian Heinkele, CEO of Eviso Deutschland, […]

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. […]

M7 strikes deal with LG for TV app

Pay TV operator M7 Group has struck a deal with LG Electronics to integrate its M7 TV app into LG’s webOS-based TVs. The M7 TV app enables users of web-OS based LG TVs to gain access to linear and non-linear TV content in HD through a central user interface and without the need of a […]

M7 sees rocketing demand for OTT app, plans new channels

The number of users of international pay TV operator M7 Group’s OTT TV service has now reached 300,000, representing a growth rate of 30% since December last year. M7 Group VP of business development Bill Wijdeveld said that take-up of the M7 TV app, which is available on Apple and Android devices, had been “impressive”. […]

Tele Columbus and M7 extend pay TV agreement

German cable operator Tele Columbus Group and European satellite and IPTV operator M7 Group have extend their longstanding channel cooperation. The deal is for the contribution of German and international pay TV channels, and will also see the two firms consolidate contracts with Tele Columbus subsidiaries Primacom and Pepcom. “The cooperation with M7 enables the […]

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