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M7 Group inks Agreement with VIVID ENTERTAINMENT for European TV Launch

M7 Group inks Agreement with VIVID ENTERTAINMENT for European TV Launch
LUXEMBOURG – 15 October,2014 – M7 Group, one of the fastest growing operators of TV platforms in Europe, has concluded an agreement with Vivid Entertainment, the world's leading adult Entertainment film company, for the launch of Vivid TV Europe from 1 November via the M7 Platform at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East.

The roll-out in Europe in partnership with M7 Group follows the successful introduction of Vivid TV in North and South America, now reaching over 70 million homes since its introduction in 2013. Vivid TV Europe is specifically designed for the European market. The channel will deliver the most popular content in Europe, both through acquisitions as well as programming from Vivid Entertainment.  

The agreement with M7 Group allows Vivid TV Europe to be distributed24/7 via its various European pay-TV platforms: CanalDigitaal, Online.nl, TVVlaanderen and TéléSAT in the Benelux, Austriasat in Austria and Skylink inCzech Republic and Slovakia. In addition, Vivid Entertainment will use the M7 satellite feed to distribute Vivid TV to other platform operators within Europe. As part of the agreement, M7 Platform Services provides Vivid TV with a turn-key solution allowing European operators to safely receive and redistribute the channel to its subscribers.  

Bill Asher, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment says: “We are very pleased with the agreement with M7 Group, allowing us to rapidly build-up our household reach in Europe via Direct-To-Home, IPTV and Cable distribution. M7Group’s European business focus combined with excellent, cost-efficient technical distribution solutions they provide, makes M7 Group a natural partner for ourEuropean roll-out.”  

Marco Visser, CEO of M7 Group adds: “We are very honored to be selected as Vivid Entertainment’s European launch partner and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation.  This agreement reconfirms our capability for providing content providers with professional, end-to-end distribution solutions, in addition to offering an extensive consumer household reach.”  


Note for the press (not for publication)  

For further information please contact:  

For M7 GroupSA:  

press@m7group.eu, +352 260 961 00  

For Vivid Entertainment:  

Media: Jackie Martin, Jackie@vivid.com, +1 212-338-0050  

Commercial: Tony Cochi, tony@vivid.com or Steve Walter, walter@vivid.com  


About M7Group   

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, TVVlaanderen in Flanders and TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium, AustriaSat/HDAustria in Austria,  Skylink for theCzech and Slovak market and AustriaSat Hungary for the Hungarian market. 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 the Netherlands and Belgium.  M7 Platform Services provides broadcasters with end-to-end distribution solutions for DTH, cable and IPTV reception.  For further information: www.m7group.eu  


About VividEntertainment  

About Vivid: Founded in 1984, vertically integratedVivid Entertainment, known as the leading source for quality erotic filmentertainment, has created wide brand-name awareness through its films,innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms to vodka to apparel to gentlemen's clubs. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and on VividTV worldwide. Its Vivid-Celeb imprint made "celebrity sex tape" a household word and helped launch the Kardashian phenomenon in the process. Vivid is the most awarded studio in the history of the industry. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—isavailable on vividradio.com and the SiriusXM app. For moreon Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/Vivid