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M7 Group and Lagardere sign satellite capacity and distribution agreement for Mezzo Live HD

M7 Group and Lagardere sign satellite capacity and distribution agreement for Mezzo Live HD
Cannes - 6 April 2016 - M7 Group, one of the fastest growing cross-regional pay-TV operators in Europe serving over 3 million TV homes, today announces at the MIPtv inCannes that it has concluded a satellite capacity and distributionagreement with Lagardère Active for the distribution of Mezzo Live HD , Europe's premium channel dedicated to classical music, opera, jazz and dance in HD format.

Following the agreement, M7 Platform Services will arrange for the secure satellite delivery of Mezzo LiveHD to third party operators within the European footprint of the Eurobird 9B satellite at 9.0degrees East. This service scheme also includes the provision of smartcards and CI modules, 24/7 quality monitoring and help desk support to third party operators. As part of the same agreement,Mezzo Live HD will be made available to subscribers of the M7Deutschland cable and IPTV platforms in the German speaking markets, including TeleColumbus, PrimaCom and NetCologne. 

Christophe Winckel, director of MEZZO, said: "We are delighted to offer Mezzo Live HD to M7 customers. There is an obvious appetite for classical music in German speaking culture, hence our diversified and high quality programs should undoubtedly attract both music lovers as the less initiated."

Bill Wijdeveld, VP Business Development at M7 Group said: "We are very happy with this new agreement with Lagardère, allowing our customers in the German speaking markets to enjoy Mezzo Live in full HD quality. Furthermore, we are quite pleased to provide MezzoLive HD with a high-quality and cost-efficient pan-European satellite distribution solution. We look forward to a successful partnership."


Note for the press (not for publication)  

For further information please contact:

For M7 Group SA

T: +352 260 961 00 or press@m7group.eu.

For Lagardere: Wilfried Texier (Mezzo)

T: +331 5636 5107 or wilfried.texier@mezzo.fr


About M7 Group   

M7 Group S.A., 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,AustriaSat Hungary for the Hungarian market. In addition, M7Deutschland serves business-to-business customers in the German speaking markets with tailor-made cable and IPTV distribution solutions. Today, M7 Group S.A. provides more than 3 million customers with hundreds of satellite and IP-based radio and television services in digital and HD quality. M7 Platform Services provides broadcasters with end-to-end distribution solutions forDTH, cable and IPTV reception.  For further information,please visit www.m7group.eu.


About Mezzo  

Mezzo Live HD  

Now with three channels (Mezzo, Mezzo Live HD and Mezzo Live HDWorld) and non-linear services (MezzoVOD) broadcast in over 55countries and watched by 28 million households, Mezzo is an international reference for classical music, jazz and dance on television. Mezzo Live HD takes its viewers to the finest concerthalls, with the thrill of live performance captured in the best possible technical conditions. Thanks to high definition, MezzoLive HD serves music to perfection: the close up of a bow on a string, the facial expressions of an opera singer, the looks shared between the musicians of a quartet, the mutual understanding between an orchestra and its conductor...
On top of the already exceptional audio quality, visual detail adds so much to the emotion of live performance.  Each month, MezzoLive HD invites viewers to five of the greatest musical venues around the world, opera houses, concert halls, festivals, dance theatres, and jazz clubs. For further information, please visit www.mezzo.tv