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M7 Group and The QYou ink multi-platform European Distribution Agreement

M7 Group and The QYou ink multi-platform European Distribution Agreement
LUXEMBOURG/LOS ANGELES - 3 March 2015 - Luxembourg-based M7Group, one of the fastest growing operators of TV platforms inEurope serving more than 3 million TV homes, has concluded a satellite capacity and distribution agreement with US-based new linear TV channel The QYOU, which is curating and packaging the most compelling premium short form content from the Internet, in to a dynamic new HD channel and VOD products for the global Pay TV market.

Following its successful launch in Africa on 1 October 2014, the agreement with M7 Group expands The QYOU's footprint to include theEuropean market for the first time. Starting today, The QYOU will be distributed via M7-owned TV platforms CanalDigitaal andOnline.nl in The Netherlands, TV VLAANDEREN in Belgium and Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. M7 Platform Services arrangesfor the ASTRA 23.5 degrees East satellite distribution of The QYOU to third party platform operators within Europe, with some further announcements in that regard to come shortly.

"The QYOU is extremely excited to launch in Europe with M7's CanalDigitaal, Online.nl, TV VLAANDEREN and Skylink platforms,"said Scott Ehrlich, CEO and Co-Founder of The QYOU. "When we combined M7's consumer distribution with their capabilities in satellite delivery, it made the decision to partner with them really easy.  We see this as the beginning of a long and productive relationship with the M7 Group."

Bill Wijdeveld, VP Business Development M7 Group comments: "Withits innovative channel format, The QYOU is a great addition to our content line-up and it fits very well with our strong belief in hybrid viewing solutions, both in term of content and distribution platforms. We are very proud to be selected as the channel'sEuropean launch partner and we look forward to a fruitful and long-standing relationship."

Note for the press (not for publication)  

For further information please contact:

For M7 Group SA:

T: +352 260 961 00 or +352 621 215011

E: press@m7group.eu

 

For The QYOU

T: +1-310-314-1440

E: press@theqyou.com

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 The QYOU  

The QYOU is a new 24/7 HD television service that delivers the world's most amazing, inspiring and entertaining 'made for web' videos to the global Pay TV industry, providing an exciting and important new content category to the channel lineups and VOD offerings of its Pay TV partners. Created by veterans of both traditional and digital media from companies including Fox, MTV and Lionsgate, The QYOU is fueled and hosted by active members of the creative community. The QYOU uniquely curates the most compelling original short form content from this generation's most diverse entertainment platform to deliver a great living room experience. Simply put, The QYOU delivers the content that makes you want to turn to someone close and say hey 'You Gotta SeeThis!'  The QYOU was launched 1 October, 2014 and is now available to subscribers across Europe and Africa. For more information, please visit theqyou.com.