M7 Group, the European pay-TV provider, has concluded a satellite distribution and carriage agreement with Munich-based SPORT1 for the European launch of eSportsONE.
eSportsONE is immediately 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 will 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 programme schedule of eSportsONE comprises over 1,000 live hours per year of 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 commened: “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.“