Skylink will launch OTT services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the next month or two, according to Jaromir Glisnik, member of the board of directors, M7 Group.
He added that it would use hybrid satellite/IP receivers and that such services had already been made available by the M7 Group in Benelux and Austria.
Glisnik also said that this would be the last month that Skylink uses MPEG-2 and that it will switch over entirely to DVBS-2 by 2017.
He spoke at some length about the importance of HD services for Skylink.
DTH services serve 69% of Slovak HDTV homes and 49% of Slovak TV homes as a whole.
At the same time, Skylink serves 49% of HDTV homes from Astra 23.5 degrees East) and 33% of Slovak TV homes as a whole.
He added that Skylink is oldest and largest DTH platform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with 700,000 customers in the latter.
It offers 130 TV channels, 48 of which are in HD, and plans to provide HD versions of all the most popular channels by the end of this year.
Skylink is available to every home in Slovakia, with costs starting at €2.60 a month.