German satellite service provider Media Broadcast Satellite has concluded an agreement with M7 Group for uplink services on its platform on Astra (23.5 degrees East).
The collaboration is based on a contract both companies signed for an initial 3-year period. It comprises the uplink of SD and HD channels onto M7’s pay-TV platform Skylink for DTH households in the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“We are excited to support M7’s Skylink platform with our satellite distribution services for the DTH market,” said Christian Fleischhauer, MD of Media Broadcast Satellite. “With the best possible signal availability and a 24/7/365 service, we will support M7 in the extension of the digital TV markets in the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, thereby not last also sustainably driving HDTV distribution in these regions. This constitutes an ideal supplementation of our B2B activities which we continue to persistently enforce.”
Bill Wijdeveld, VP business development of M7 Group, added: “Media Broadcast Satellite is a technology partner offering the best quality possible with highly professional services in uplink and monitoring for the extension and development of our TV platforms. These are ideal preconditions to enforce the development of the channel line-up of Skylink, Canal Digitaal and TV Vlaanderen, thereby offering our viewers perfect TV entertainment.”
Media Broadcast Satellite provides uplink services across 6 transponders on Astra (23.5 degrees East) through its teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt. The company also operates platforms on further key European satellite positions including Astra (19.2 degrees East), Eutelsat (9 degrees East) and Eutelsat Hot Bird (13 degrees East), reaching a total of more than 230 million TV households in 52 countries throughout Europe, North Africa and the Arab region.