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M7 Group Picks EUTELSAT 9A to Launch Its New Pay-TV Platform AustriaSat Magyarország in Hungary
|By Business Wire
|March 20, 2014 05:59 AM EDT
M7 group, one of the fastest growing companies for pay-TV services in
Europe, has selected Eutelsat’s (Paris:ETL) 9°East neighbourhood to
support the launch today in Hungary of AustriaSat
Magyarország by its subsidiary, M70 Group Kft.. M7 Group has signed
a long-term contract with Eutelsat for two 33 MHz transponders on
the EUTELSAT 9A satellite to broadcast the new platform.
Established in October 2009 in Luxembourg, M7 Group's TV ventures
include CanalDigitaal and Online.nl in the Netherlands, TV
VLAANDEREN in Flanders and TéléSAT in French speaking
Belgium. The company has also entered into Central Europe, notably
Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the AustriaSat and Skylink
M7 Group is now taking its expansion in Central Europe to a further
level with the launch of AustriaSat Magyarország.
Comprising 55 of the most popular Hungarian public and private TV
channels, the platform includes 12 channels in HD and comes in three
packages, Start, Optimal and Maximal, for monthly subscriptions ranging
from €6.75 (1,790 HUF) to €20.90 (6,490 HUF). The full platform offer is
available on www.austriasat.hu.
The platform is available for DTH reception via EUTELSAT 9A. Using a
dual feed installation, subscribers can also benefit from the
free-to-air offer broadcast by Eutelsat's HOT BIRD satellites. For
subscribers ready to receive the AustriaSat Magyarország offer
for a loyalty period, installation is provided at no cost with equipment
requiring no monthly rental fee.
Jaromír Glisník, member of the Board of M7 Group, said: “With
the launch of AustriaSat Magyarország at the 9° East orbital position,
we want all of our Hungarian customers to enjoy an easy and entertaining
TV experience via a state of the art service and personal customer
care. We are confident that this new platform will follow the same path
of development as AustriaSat in Austria and Skylink in the Czech
Republic and Slovakia.”
Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial
Officer, added: “We are delighted to expand our
relationship with a leading European pay-TV provider poised to
accelerate its development across its chosen markets. The footprint and
power of EUTELSAT 9A and the follow-on capacity on EUTELSAT 9B will be
key components that contribute to the success of this exciting new
venture in Hungary’s broadcasting market.”
About M7 Group
M7 Group SA was established in October 2009 in the Grand-Duchy of
Luxembourg and is a European Provider of Satellite Services for
consumers and business customers. M7 Group operates the following
brands: CanalDigitaal and Online.nl in the Netherlands, TV VLAANDEREN in
Flanders and TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium, AustriaSat in Austria
and Hungary (via its subsidiary, M70 Group Kft.) and CS Link and Skylink
for the Czech and Slovak market. All brands offer tailor made packages
for clients adapted to the local culture and language in these
countries. Luxembourg is the choice of location due to its strategic
geographical location. Today, M7 Group SA has more than 3 million
viewers who use a small satellite dish to receive hundreds of Digital
National and International TV and Radio Channels. Since 2011, M7 Group
SA also provides Internet and VOIP services to its customers in The
Netherlands and Flanders and lately also to its customers in the French
speaking part of Belgium.
| Registered seat: Rue Albert Borschette 2, L-1246 Luxembourg | R.C.S.
Luxembourg : B 148.073 | Business permit n° 00143760/1
AustriaSat is a trademark used under license by M70 Group Kft. For more
information, visit www.austriasat.hu.
About Eutelsat Communications
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN
code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced
operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on
36 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting
associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service
providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites
provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa,
Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and
government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s
location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the
globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 32
countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to
deliver the highest quality of service.
For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com.
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