M7 Group SA
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Our History

M7 Group SA, based in Luxembourg, is one of Europe’s largest operators of satellite and IP-based TV platforms. M7 Group uses different brands in different countries: CanalDigitaal and Online.nl in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen in Flanders and TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium, HD Austria in Austria, Skylink for the Czech and Slovak markets and M7 Deutschland in Germany. 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.

Company & strategy

M7 has a proven track record of transitioning and upselling pay-TV customer bases. Working in close partnerships with broadcasters we are developing the pay TV markets in the countries we are in. We specialize in HD content delivering quality for attractive prices. Our platform is completely hybrid using both traditional DTH and IP content delivery technologies,

Our platform is managed centrally from Luxembourg. We collect content from our broadcast partners which we transfer to our various uplink stations for satellite distribution and to our IP playout facilities for the OTT and IPTV platforms.We have contracts with over 150 different local and international content partners providing us with more than 450 channels and an enormous library of replay and catch-up content.

Executive leadership

Our leadership structure sets priorities and drives our growth as a global organisation. The four Executive members, along with our shareholders Astorg, Providence and Airbridge form the Supervisory Board, our highest consultative body. The Executive Board Team supports the development of policies and ensures the alignment and continuous implementation of key priorities and strategies across the organisation.

Marc Antoine d'Halluin

Marc Antoine d’Halluin
Chairman

In 2016 appointed Chairman. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • CEO Zodiak Media
  • CEO Orbit Showtime Network
  • CEO Canal+ Nordic
Hans Troelstra

Hans Troelstra
Chief Executive Officer

In 2015 appointed CEO. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • COO M7 Group
  • VP Customer Operations UPC NL
  • Philips (Marketing)
Ernst Jan van Rooijen

Ernst Jan van Rooijen
Chief Financial Officer

In 2016 appointed CFO. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • CFO Tele2
  • Finance Director Versatel
Jaromir Glisnik

Jaromir Glisnik
Czech Rep. & Slovakia

In 2007 appointed. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • Director Internal Services Karneval Media
  • Director Operations & Marketing UPC CZ
Jaromir Glisnik

Dirk Haesaert
Member of the Board of Directors

Board member since 2009, previous experiences:

  • CFO at Wolters Kluwer Belgium
  • CFO UPC NL
  • CVP Finance & Accounting UPC Corporate
  • Philips (IT, Audit, M&A)