LUXEMBOURG/PRAGUE - 24 February 2015 - M7 Group, one of the fastest growing operators of TV platforms in Europe serving more than 3 million TV homes, has concluded a satellite capacity and distribution agreement withPrague-based CE Media for the distribution of the new Czech cooking and lifestyle channel MNAM tv.
MNAM tv is distributed via Skylink, the M7-owned satellite TVplatform at ASTRA 23.5 degrees East, reaching over 2 million satellite TV homes in Czech Republic and Slovakia. As part of the agreement, M7 Platform Services also arranges for the satellite distribution of MNAM tv to third party operators in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
MNAM tv brings the Czech and Slovak viewers 24/7 programs on cooking and healthy lifestyle, including culinary programs and talkshows. MNAM tv presents leading professionals in the field, such aschef Emanuele Ridi, Marketa Pavleye, Michal Nikodem, Jaroslav Zidek and others.
Erika Luzsicza, CEO of AXOCOM and representative of MNAM tv says: "MNAM tv is a unique project never seen before in the CEE region. Culinary experiences are one of the most popular topics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, so with the launch of MNAM tv we expect to meet a high demand. We have chosen for a partnership withM7 and Skylink since this allows us to reach a wide viewing audience right from the start, while also being able to use the signal for distribution of MNAM tv to third parties."
Bill Wijdeveld, VP Business Development of M7 Group comments:"We are very happy that MNAM tv selected M7 Group as its satellite distribution partner, thereby recognizing the need for a full service solution, including inclusion in the Skylink channelline-up, EPG and local marketing support. Moreover, with its programming tailored to the taste of the Czech and Slovak people,MNAM tv is a very attractive addition to the Skylink bouquet and we look forward to a successful cooperation over the coming years."
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About M7 Group
M7 Group SA, based in Luxembourg, is one of Europe's fastest growing operators of satellite and IP-based TV platforms:Canal Digitaal and Online.nl in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen inFlanders and TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium, AustriaSat/HDAustria in Austria, Skylink for the Czech and Slovak market and AustriaSat Hungary for the Hungarian market. Through its subsidiary M7 Deutschland, M7 Group owns German pay-tv platformsKabelKiosk and mein Fernsehen. All brands offer tailor made packages for clients adapted to the local culture and language in these countries. Today, M7 Group SA provides more than 3 million viewers with hundreds of satellite and IP-based radio and television services in digital and HD quality. Since 2011, M7 Group SA also provides broadband and telephony services to its customers in theNetherlands and Belgium. M7 Platform Services provides broadcasters with end-to-end distribution solutions for DTH, cable and IPTV reception. Through its subsidiary Stream Group, M7Group delivers enhanced interactive video, OTT and multiscreen services in Europe and Asia through its Solocoo platform. For further information: www.m7group.eu
About CE Media
MNAM tv is a joint venture between professional investors and experienced management, presented by CE Media Ltd. in the CzechRepublic and Slovakia. CE Media is a part of Nordic Media Entertainment Group which also has interests in the TV channelNordic Life Food in Scandinavia. Nordic Media Entertainment was founded in 2013 by private investors and private investment funds.AXOCOM Media Business Servicing agency acts as a distribution representative for MNAM tv on the Czech and Slovak markets.