Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+ Group, is one of Europe’s leading Pay-TV operators offering culture and language-specific packages to over three million subscribers in eight countries: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. M7 Group enjoys a sound financial performance, benefiting from using central operations and building its business upon one generic platform for all its pay-tv operations, providing M7 Group with strong capabilities to grow its business..


The rapid growth of M7 Group is driven by successfully converting millions of free-TV viewers into recurring Pay-TV subscribers. The model provides subscribers with an attractive range of additional TV services at a highly competitive market price. The hybrid TV offering includes key channels as well as film and sports content in state-of–the-art HD quality and innovative interactive services such as restart, replay and on demand TV viewing. Moreover, the linear TV offer is increasingly complemented with a wide range of VOD services, benefiting from the rich library of films and series of parent company Canal+ and its StudioCanal studio.

All content is accessible via any device via a cutting-edge OTT app, available for all subscribers. Furthermore, an innovative smart TV app, developed in cooperation with leading TV manufacturers Samsung, LG and Vestel, allows M7 subscribers to enjoy content via the main TV screen and without the need for a traditional set-top box. Having started as a satellite TV operator,M7 has now become a platform-agnostic TV provider, adding IPTV, DTT and OTT as content delivery solutions where that best fits the preferred local way of TV consumption. Have a look at our content delivery solutions.


Both the conversion of free-TV viewers into recurring Pay-TV subscribers as well as the hybrid TV app provide broadcasters with an opportunity to create new revenue streams and new ways to protect their viewing shares, in a fast changing market where TV advertising revenues are under growing pressure. M7 provides broadcasters with a means to maintain and grow their viewing audiences in an increasingly fragmented TV landscape.


Apart from serving consumers with a compelling TV offering, M7 provides network operators (primarily telco’s and ISP’s) with so-called TV Bricks: a full service content management solution, leveraging on its long-standing agreements with all key content providers, both locally and internationally, hence building upon attractive economies of scale. Furthermore, parent company Canal+ brings in excellent skills regarding content creation and selection, while also highly experienced with building complete new channels in various genres. Here you can find more details about our TV Bricks offering.


The M7 Board defines and steers the strategy of the company, while being closely involved in running and monitoring its daily operations. The members of the Board rely on a long-standing experience and diverse expertise in the media, consumer electronics and telco industry.

Hans Troelstra

Hans Troelstra
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed CEO in 2015. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • Chief Operating Officer M7 Group
  • VP Customer Operations UPC NL
  • Various Marketing management positions at Philips
Ernst Jan van Rooijen

Ernst Jan van Rooijen
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed CFO in 2016. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • Chief Financial Officer Tele2 NL
  • Finance Director Versatel
Jaromir Glisnik

Jaromir Glisnik
Member of the Board

Appointed in 2013. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • Director Skylink
  • Director Internal Services Karneval Media
  • Director Operations Marketing UPC CZ
Ben Habets

Bert Habets
Member of the Board

Appointed in 2021. Before joining M7 Group his previous experiences were at:

  • Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group
  • Chief Executive Officer of RTL Nederland
  • Founder of the streaming video services Videoland and NL Ziet