Luxembourg, 28 May 2018 — M7 Group, one of Europe’s leading Pay-TV providers, has reached an agreement to integrate the innovative M7 smart TV app into Samsung Smart TVs built from 2016 onwards. The M7 smart TV app will be marketed under the local brand names of all M7 Group markets. The roll-out kicks off in Germany, where M7 recently launched Diveo as a new TV consumer brand, which is available to download with immediate effect. In Germany, Diveo is targeting roughly 18 million satellite TV households, enriching the linear TV offering with a wide range of interactive and multiscreen features.
The M7 smart TV app functions as a revolutionary, virtual hybrid set-top box. It enables users of Samsung Smart TVs to gain seamless, high-performance access to linear and non-linear TV content in brilliant HD quality through a central user interface. Furthermore, it offers numerous interactive features (e.g. live restart, access to media libraries) and digital services (e.g. cloud recording, electronic program guide). In addition to accessing entertainment and digital services on a Samsung Smart TV, M7 also provides its users access to these services via an app on mobile devices, enabling a seamless viewing experience when switching between the various screens.
In Germany, satellite TV households will have the chance to test the innovative Diveo smart TV app for 30 days free of charge and without commitment.
M7 Group is one of the largest TV platform operators in Europe, offering fully hybrid TV products, combining the benefits of linear satellite DTH distribution with IP-based interactive services, to more than 3 million pay TV customers in six European countries. With regard to the sales volumes of TVs, Samsung ranks as the clear TV market leader in Europe for the last 12 years bringing exciting new products and services every year.
Richard Jakeman, Head of Business Development Smart TV, Samsung Electronics Europe comments: “Together with M7 Group, we are thrilled to provide our consumers an exceptional TV content proposition. By incorporating M7’s linear and interactive content offering into our platform, we are further enriching Samsung Smart TV users with exciting and innovative ways to discover and enjoy their favourite content.”
“Joining forces with an innovative and renowned TV manufacturer such as Samsung is fully in line with our philosophy, enabling us to make the TV experience for our viewers even more exciting and intuitive”, adds Hans Troelstra, CEO of M7 Group. “The TV sets of the future and the television of the future are not only going hand-in-hand but have now been genuinely combined via the M7 smart TV app.”
*** TV sets of the future meet the television of the future: M7 Group develops innovative smart TV app for integration with Samsung Smart TVs.
*** Consumers and retailers will benefit from the collaboration. As a virtual set-top box, the M7 smart TV app technology is expanding the functional scope of all Samsung smart TVs built from 2016 onwards, providing viewers with seamless access to linear and non-linear TV content in brilliant HD quality and offering numerous interactive features and digital services while enabling usage on first and second screens.
*** Roll-out of the smart TV app kicking off in Germany and to be expanded to all M7 Group markets in Europe.
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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, HD Austria in Austria, Skylink for the Czech and Slovak markets and Diveo in Germany. 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 viewers 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. For more information: www.m7group.eu