Apart from distribution via its local DTH Platforms FocusSat and UPC Direct, the agreements include satellite delivery of the channels to third party operators within the Europe-wide 1 degree West footprint coverage.
The newly signed-up channels are:
– JimJam Hungary and JimJam Romania: AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe owned channels focusing on quality children’s content with dedicated Hungarian and Romanian feeds;
– TV1000: a Viasat World owned channel providing a top-range of award-winning films, iconic blockbuster movies and high quality series for the Romanian market;
– Life TV: a Hungarian channel focussing on lifestyle and entertainment;;
– Bollywood TV: providing a line-up of Bollywood movies, all localised in Romanian.
“We are very pleased with these new agreements, commented Bill Wijdeveld of M7 Group Platform Services.
“They confirm our strong position in the Central Eastern European markets for both DTH distribution and third party satellite distribution solutions, as well as the attractiveness of 1 degree West as satellite hot spot for especially the Hungarian and Romanian market.
“The agreements also confirm that linear TV remains of key importance while there is a continuous demand for new, tailored and localised video content addressing specific target groups”.