Luxembourg, 2 November 2020
M7 Group, one of Europe’s leading pay-TV providers serving over 3 million homes, has concluded a satellite distribution and carriage agreement with Munich-based SPORT1 for the European launch of eSportsONE.
From today onwards, eSportsONE will be available on various M7 platforms including Canal Digitaal in the Netherlands, TV VLAANDEREN in Belgium and Skylink in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Other M7 platforms to follow shortly.
As part of the agreement, M7 Platform Services will provide a pan-European satellite distribution solution via ASTRA 23.5 East, allowing for the safe and secure delivery of eSportsONE to third-party operators across Europe.
The 24/7 program of eSportsONE comprises over 1,000 live hours per year of top-class international esports events as well as exclusive, self-produced analysis formats. All esports events are broadcast with English commentary. The central content partner for the pan-European region is ESL, the world‘s largest esports company with serial top events such as the Dota 2 ESL Pro League.
Bill Wijdeveld of M7 Platform Services comments: “We are very pleased with this new agreement, providing SPORT1 with a high quality and reliable satellite distribution solution, while allowing eSportsONE to instantly launch in multiple European key markets. We look forward to a fruitful partnership.“
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.