Operated in partnership with Prague Digital TV, it will cover the capital and surrounding area and make its debut in October. This will be following several weeks of tests that will start at the same time as the regional network 4 on channel 46 is switched from DVB-T to DVB-T2 on September 3.
Commenting on the upcoming service, which will use the brand name Skylink Anténa +, M7 Group board member Jaromír Glisník said: “Terrestrial income is still very popular in the Czech Republic. The transition from DVB-T / MPEG-2 to DVB-T2 / HEVC, thanks to a significant expansion of terrestrial broadcasting capacity, paved the way for the launch of attractive pay-TV programmes. M7 Group does not want to be a party. It is necessary to prepare for the project on a national scale and gain the necessary experience. Our first step will be to launch a paid service in Prague and its surroundings”.
Prague Digital TV has been operating a regional DVB-T broadcasting since 2012. Using
Channel 46 from three locations in Prague, it has a 20-year history of broadcasting in Prague and surrounding area.