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Canal+ selects NAGRA for M7 protection

Canal+-owned satellite operator M7 has signed a deal with Kudelski Group company NAGRA. The partnership will see M7 integrate NAGRA’s Protect and Guard solutions for security across card-based and cardless systems. NAGRA says that the Protect ‘cardless-without-compromise security client’ boasts the market’s largest certified system-on-chip (SOC) and set-top box partner network, which gives operators more […]

Canal+ signs long-term distribution extension with SES

Vivendi-owned Canal+ has signed a series of long-term agreements with SES for satellite capacity across three regions. The multi-transponder deal will see SES deliver Canal+’s content to more than 10 million subscribers via 9.2 degrees East, 23.5 degrees East and 22 degrees West. SES said that the new contract represents additional secured backlog of over […]

MBC hires M7 chairman d’Halluin as CEO

MBC Group, the Saudi-controlled broadcaster that is the largest in the Middle East, has appointed Marc Antoine d’Halluin as its CEO. d’Halluin will join the company on January 5, and replaces Sam Barnett who left in October after 17 years.  The new CEO previously served as chairman of M7 Group, which operates in Austria, Belgium, […]

Canal+ gets green light for M7 acquisition

Pay TV operator Canal+ has received a green light from the European Commission to acquire international European pay TV outfit M7 Group. The regulatory approval follows Vivendi-owned Canal+’s acquisition of M7 in May. The French pay TV outfit agreed to acquire M7 group from private-equity investor Astorg Partners for just over €1 billion in a […]

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, […]

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