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M7 inks double satellite distribution agreement with TV OCKO


Luxembourg, 22 February 2024 – Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by CANAL+ Group and one of Europe’s leading pay TV providers, has concluded a satellite distribution agreement with Prague-based Stanice O. for its music channels ÓČKO TV and ÓČKO STAR.  

ÓČKO TV has been broadcasting since 2002, making it the first Czech thematic television focusing on music and modern lifestyle. ÓČKO Star features the greatest hits from the eighties till the present day.

As part of the satellite distribution agreement via the M7 platform at ASTRA 23.5 East, both channels are included in the EPG of Skylink, the leading TV provider for Czech Republic and Slovakia. Furthermore, Skylink provides ÓČKO BLACK and ÓČKO EXPRES as linear OTT channels.

Štěpán Wolde,  CEO of Stanice O. says: “The agreement with M7 and Skylink is very important to us, as it allows for high quality and cost-efficient satellite distribution of our flagship channels, while ensuring optimal reach among our key target groups. 

Bill Wijdeveld, VP Platform Content Services at M7 Group, commented: “We are very pleased with this new contract and thank ÓČKO TV for its trust in the M7 Platform Services team. We look forward to a fruitful partnership.”


M7 Group is brand of CANAL+ Luxembourg S. à r.l., owned by global content powerhouse CANAL+ Group, and a leading European provider of video content throughout 9 European markets, including the Benelux, the DACH region and various CEE markets. Building upon a solid base of circa 3 million DTH, IPTV and OTT pay-tv customers, M7 is enhancing its premium content offering for the various markets. Starting in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and The Netherlands, the premium content proposition consists of a mix of linear channels and local streaming platforms, all under the CANAL+ brand. A major part of the premium content offering is derived from the CANAL+ library of series and films, where relevant combined with live sports and third-party content. Furthermore, M7 is engaged in its own local content production, in close conjunction with sister company and major content creator STUDIOCANAL. The complete video offering for the various M7 markets is available via state-of-the-art hybrid DTH/OTT reception devices, as well via localized TV apps, allowing for an easy and seamless content consumption via any screen, any place and at any time. For further information: