Until now M7 Deutschland, the former Kabelkiosk, was mainly concentrating on B2B satellite and back-end services delivery for small to medium-sized cablenets, city carriers and IPTV platforms.
At last year’s ANGA COM, M7 showed its first version of the new multiscreen solution. The app is now available for smartphones and tablets running on iOS and Android as well as for Chromecast and can be used on up to five devices per household. Through the local Wi-Fi home network, it streams more than 70 public and commercial free-to-air TV channels to mobile devices and also supports M7’s whole pay-TV offering.
For selected channels, there will be a replay and restart function for time-shifted television. This feature is available with some of the premium channels including History, Auto motor und sport channel, Fox HD, Sony Entertainment TV HD and Spiegel TV Wissen HD. More channels will be added in the future.
As a while label product, the app can be offered under the cable operator’s own brand.
At the moment, 15 operators are offering the app to their customers and M7 expects to sign up new clients during the coming weeks and months.
Apart from its satellite-delivered channels, M7 is now also offering a complete IPTV solution, with Kevag Telekom from Rhineland-Palatinate being the first customers to roll out the service in June with around 140 linear TV channels.
M7 is also offering back-end services to its B2B customers including a sophisticated management subscriber system and various marketing tools, including white label microsites. The company aims to offer a ‘one-stop shop’.