M7 Group – M7 Group and AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe Inks Long-Term Distribution Deal
M7 GOUP AND AMC NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL – CENTRAL AMD NORTHERN EUROPE INKS LONG-TERM DISTRIBUTION DEAL
Budapest – 28 February 2018 – M7 Group, one of Europe’s largest pay TV providers, and AMC Networks International – Central and Nothern Europe (AMCNI CNE), a leading international company in the field of broadcasting, have concluded an agreement further extending their long-standing partnership.
The new agreement, which starts on 1st March 2018, enables subscribers of Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to continue to enjoy the complete AMCNI CNE television portfolio of eight channels.
The deal includes the extension of the carriage agreement for Film+, AMC, Sport1, Sport2, JimJam, Minimax, TV Paprika and Spektrum. Further to this, leading infotainment channel Spektrum HD will be placed in Skylink’s “Multi” package, increasing the number of households where it becomes available.
“We are delighted to continue working with AMCNI CNE and offer our audiences the portfolio they provide. In addition to the continued distribution via our satellite platform, their channels will also be added to Skylink Live TV, allowing our subscribers to also enjoy the channels via mobile devices,” said Jaromir Glisnik, Member of the Board of Directors of M7 Group S.A.
“This new deal is another milestone in our long-running relationship with M7 Group. Making our channels available on all platforms and across a wide range of devices, adds a whole a new dimension to our partnership. We are sure that Skylink audiences will thoroughly enjoy the great variety of our quality content across a portfolio of film, television series, sports, infotainment and children’s programming,” commented Balázs Hajós, Vice President of Affiliate Sales at AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe.
AMCNI CNE’s list of channel premieres is exceptional for the Spring, with the start of the new Formula 1 season, AMC’s upcoming world premieres of “The Terror” and Season 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” a great slate of feature films on Film+, Minimax’s popular DreamWorks content, cutting-edge factual infotainment and the best of nature documentaries on Spektrum HD, including David Attenborough’s breathtaking “Planet Earth II.”
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About AMC Networks International Central and Northern Europe
AMC Networks International Central and Northern Europe, an operating unit of AMC Networks International, is a leading international company in the field of broadcasting and distribution of thematic television channels. The current portfolio includes 14 television channels in a broad variety of genres including film & series, kids, infotainment and sports. The company operates and manages the global feeds of JimJam, the Central and Northern European feed of SundanceTV and a variety of channels in Central and Eastern Europe such as its flagship channel AMC, Film+, Filmcafe, Film Mánia, MGM, Sport1, Sport2, Minimax, Megamax, Spektrum, Spektrum Home and TV Paprika. In addition, the company also operates German pay-TV channel KinoweltTV. The AMCNI CNE channels are programmed for local audiences, languages and markets, and are available in HD on numerous platforms, including on-demand and mobile devices.
About M7 Group
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, AustriaSat/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. The European private equity firm Astorg is the majority shareholder of the M7 Group, the two other shareholders are Providence and Airbridge. Astorg has offices in London, Paris and Luxembourg. Established in 1983, Astorg became an independent investment management company in 1998 and has since conducted 38 buyout investments.
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