M7 Group-owned Skylink is the leading DTH platform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and a long-standing partner of Viasat World, having carried its flagship factual channels since 2007.
Epic Drama HD will be available in Skylink’s Smart basic pay-TV tier alongside Viasat Explore, Viasat History and Viasat Nature, which the deal also serves to renew. Furthermore, an Epic Drama SVOD service will also be launched on Skylink at a date to be confirmed.
Commenting on the development, Tamas Horvath, commercial director at Viasat World, said: “We are delighted that M7 Group is adding our brand-new content brand Epic Drama to Skylink – testament to our commitment to understanding our clients’ needs and our shared goal of delivering relevant content to audiences. Epic Drama’s differentiated proposition sets it apart from the crowd – giving people access to world-class, acclaimed drama content 24/7 when and where they want it. Its success to date is attributable to our agility to respond to what viewers and partners are looking for as an independent broadcaster, alongside our ambition to grow our reach and audience.”
Jaromir Glisnik, board member at M7 Group, added: “With so much content out there, there is still demand for quality series channels which expertly curate the very best of what is on offer. Viasat World’s pedigree in content curation speaks volumes; its high performing documentary channels which aggregate top quality content really resonate with our customers, so we are thrilled they will now also receive Epic Drama which is proving to be a real hit with audiences”.