The leading Czech and Slovak DTH platform Skylink is likely to start selling its hybrid set-top boxes this summer, with a promotional campaign taking place in the autumn.
Speaking to Parabola, Jaromir Glisnik, a member of the board at M7 Group, added that testing of the receivers is coming to an end, with some bugs still to be ironed out.
The first delivery of the receivers has already taken place in the Czech Republic. The receivers use the company’s own Evo platform, with the first manufacturer being Samsung.
According to Glisnik, the advantage of the platform is that it allows for the virtually unlimited scalability of services provided over the internet.
The company will carefully evaluate which are in demand, with the most successful ones then being incorporated into the platform.
Glisnik said that Skylink Live apps would allow its services to be accessed on mobile devices.
He also said that several variants of receiver could be introduced as the Evo platform expands.
In due course, Skylink services could be aimed beyond its DTH subscriber base to IPTV customers.
Separately, Skylink is making the movie channel AXN available to its subscribers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on July 1.