Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, and M7 Group, the European IP based TV platform, have extended their longstanding cooperation for the contribution of German and international pay-TV channels.
As part of this cooperation Tele Columbus Group and M7 also consolidated the existing contracts with the Tele Columbus subsidiaries primacom and pepcom. The servicing of pay-TV subscribers in the integrated networks of the entire Tele Columbus Group is also happening in the future via the M7 platform for turnkey wholesale products and services. M7 provides the packaging, encryption and the uplink of the TV signals via satellite transponders and is providing the technical base for the feeds of the German and international premium content into the integrated networks of the Tele Columbus Group.
“By its technical platform services and a broad spectrum of target audience focused pay-TV and international channel packages the cooperation with M7 enables the marketing of an attractive channel portfolio within the entire Tele Columbus distribution area”, said Frank Posnanski, CFO of the Tele Columbus Group. „The extensive catalogue of rights contributes to use the full functionality of our advanceTV platform that we have launched in the beginning of this year and that provides an optimal TV experience for our customers.”
”We are pleased about the extension of our cooperation that is a significant driving force for pay-TV in the German cable market. Tele Columbus Group customers will profit from the growing diversity and quality of digital TV channel and services offer. At the same time we strengthen our position as purchasing pool for attractive pay-TV channels for more than 140 network partners“, stated Martijn van Hout, Country Manager Germany & Austria of M7 Group.