M7 and dorcel extend partnership with european satellite launch of vixen
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M7 and dorcel extend partnership with european satellite launch of VIXEN

22/12/2020

Luxembourg/Paris, 22 December 2020 – Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+ and one of Europe’s leading pay TV providers, has concluded a long term agreement with Dorcel Group, the French-based media group dedicated to the adult market, for the European satellite distribution of VIXEN, a 24/7 new premium adult TV channel available in HD.

Following the agreement, VIXEN will from 1 February 2021 be distributed via the M7 satellite platforms at both ASTRA 23.5 degrees East and 1 degree West, allowing for the safe and secure delivery of VIXEN to third party operators all around Europe. For this purpose, M7 Platform Services provides an end-to-end satellite distribution solution, including encryption, encoding and multiplexing as well as first level help desk support for operators.

As part of the satellite distribution agreement with M7, VIXEN will from 1 February 2021 onwards be available in HD and 24/7 via all M7 brands, starting with Canal Digitaal (Netherlands), TV VLAANDEREN (Flanders) and Skylink (Czech Republic and Slovakia). Other M7 platforms TéléSAT (Wallonia), Online.nl (Netherlands), HD Austria (Austria), UPC Direct (Hungary) and Focus Sat (Romania) to follow shortly. The agreement with Dorcel Group also includes the distribution of premium adult channels DORCEL TV and DORCEL XXX, both in HD, via all above mentioned M7 platforms.

VIXEN will feature six new movies every day, produced by Vixen Group’s award-winning studios Vixen, Deeper, Blacked, Blacked Raw, Tushy and Tushy Raw. Amsterdam-based channel agent IBSBM will market VIXEN to operators in various European regions including the Benelux and Nordic countries

“We are delighted with this further extension of our partnership with M7”, says Gregory Dorcel, CEO of Dorcel Group. “VIXEN is a brand-new premium quality channel that requires a flawless distribution at the highest technical service standards. M7 Platform Services excels in this respect, as we know from our partnership for the distribution of Playboy TV Europe. We are also very happy that as a result of this deal both VIXEN and our DORCEL channels will be instantly available to a wide number of M7 subscribers in various European key markets.”

Bill Wijdeveld of M7 Platform Services adds: “Satellite remains an unrivaled solution for the cost-efficient and high-quality TV distribution solution to multiple locations in one go. With M7 Platform Services, we provide for many years numerous renowned broadcasters with a very robust and reliable third-party satellite distribution platform. We are very proud that Dorcel Group has chosen us as its European satellite launch partner for VIXEN and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation over the coming years”.

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For further information please contact:

For M7 Group For Dorcel Group

Bill Wijdeveld Camille Clouvel

T: +31 652476677 T: +33 (0)1 456 79 330 E: bill.wijdeveld@m7group.eu E: camille.clouvel@dorcel.com

About M7 Group

M7 Group S.A., a CANAL+ Group company, is one of Europe’s largest operators of satellite and IP-based TV platforms and is 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, UPC Direct 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 in digital and HD quality. 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.

About Dorcel Group

Created in 1979, and well known as an adult film producer, Marc Dorcel turned into a media group dedicated to the Adult market. Dorcel Group is the European leader in the production, the publishing, the editing and the distribution of adult programs & services. Always high class and aimed to a large adult audience, Dorcel Group combines a high quality approach, an unequalled know-how on the European market as one of the most well-known brands with a presence in more than 75 countries. Dorcel Group is active in all relevant disciplines including production, linear TV channels, VOD platforms management, magazines, Internet, mobile sites and VR. In the past years, Dorcel Group has become the first pan-European adult program & turnkey services supplier for IPTV, cable and WEB VOD platforms. Dorcel Group is also the first pan-European company dedicated to adult content and service, providing content, turnkey platforms, direct back office management, having more than 30 live platforms on cable, IPTV and SMART TV. www.dorcel.com.

About Vixen Media Group

Founded in 2014, Vixen Media Group is the premier online destination for exclusive and luxury adult content. Featured in Rolling Stone, Forbes, The Daily Beast, BuzzFeed, Men’s Health, Vice and other outlets, Vixen Media Group’s network of branded websites have more than 30 million visitors each month with more than five million Instagram followers. Its innovative studios – Vixen, Blacked, Tushy and Deeper – have earned more than 100 awards. www.vixengroup.com