Satellite operator SES has leased a transponder to the M7 Group. M7 will use the extra capacity for a batch of HD channels beamed over the Czech Republic and Slovakia from the SES Astra 3B satellite at 23.5 degrees East.
The new multi-year agreement will allow M7 Group to host all HD channels of the Czech public broadcaster Èeská Televize, as well as new HD channels for Skylink, M7’s DTH TV platform for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The renewed capacity agreement will enable M7 to continue carrying a wide range of HD channels via Skylink, the market-leading satellite television platform in these countries, which reaches over two million homes.
“This recent agreement with SES will enable us to satisfy the existing and growing consumer demand for better picture quality and innovative new programmes in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as allow us to further reinforce our positions in these highly competitive markets,” said Hans Troelstra, CEO at M7 Group. “SES has been our reliable partner in delivering a quality TV experience to our viewers, and we are looking forward to continuing this fruitful relationship.”