M7 Group Adds Five Channels for 1 West Satellite Distribution


M7 Group has concluded five new satellite distribution agreements for its 1 degree West DTH platform, including TV1000 and Bollywood TV.

The newly signed-up channels are JimJam Hungary and JimJam Romania, AMC Networks International—Central and Northern Europe-owned channels focusing on children’s content; TV1000, a Viasat World-owned channel providing award-winning films, iconic blockbuster movies and series for the Romanian market; Life TV, a Hungarian channel focussing on lifestyle and entertainment; and Bollywood TV, providing a lineup of Bollywood movies, all localized in Romanian.

Apart from distribution via its local DTH Platforms FocusSat and UPC Direct, the agreements include the safe and high-quality satellite delivery of the channels to third-party operators within the Europe-wide footprint coverage.

Bill Wijdeveld of M7 Group Platform Services commented: “We are very pleased with these new agreements. They confirm our strong position in the Central Eastern European markets for both DTH distribution and third party satellite distribution solutions, as well as the attractiveness of 1 degree West as satellite hot spot for especially the Hungarian and Romanian market. The agreements also confirm that linear TV remains of key importance while there is a continuous demand for new, tailored and localized video content addressing specific target groups.”