M7 Group appoints Jeroen Bergman as Board Member for Content and Business Development
M7 Group, one of Europe’s leading pay TV providers serving over 3 million subscribers across 8 European markets and owned by CANAL+ Group, is pleased to announce it has appointed Jeroen Bergman as Board Member responsible for Content and Business Development. He will replace Bert Habets who resigned from the M7 Board end of last year.
Jeroen looks back at a long-standing career in the media and telco industry, including 20 years at Liberty Global, where he was responsible for all programming and content acquisition. Before Liberty he was Commercial Director for Dutch cable company Casema (currently Ziggo). Since 2019 Jeroen was managing the Film1 and Filmbox business in the Netherlands for SPI International.
Hans Troelstra, CEO M7 Group comments: “I am very happy to have Jeroen on board, adding tremendous experience and knowledge in the areas of business development and content acquisition, which will be of great value in view of our ongoing evolution from DTH operator to premium Pay TV and sVOD provider.” As M7 Board Member Jeroen will be primarily responsible for content acquisition, while he will also steer the closing of content partnerships with key telco operators within the M7 footprint.
Jeroen Bergman adds: “I am very excited to take on this new role and contribute to the transition of M7 into a premium content and streaming provider, building upon the wealth of experience and know-how of CANAL+ Group. I strongly believe there is ample room for a distinctive high-quality sVOD proposition with a strong European flavor, while respecting local preferences. In addition, I see lots of opportunities for partnering with telco’s and providing them with tailor-made content bricks.”
M7 Group is brand of Canal+ Luxembourg S. à r.l., a CANAL+ Group company, one of Europe’s largest operators of satellite and IP-based TV platforms based in Luxembourg.. M7 Group uses different brands in different countries: Skylink and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Canal Digitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen and TeleSat in Belgium, HD Austria in Austria, Direct One in Hungary and Focus Sat in Romania. All brands offer tailor made packages for clients adapted to the local culture and language in these countries. Today, M7 Group provides more than 3 million subscribers with hundreds of satellite and IP-based radio and television services, as well as a rapidly growing premium SVOD offering. Since 2011, M7 Group 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. www.m7group.eu.