M7 to deploy extra SES capacity for Czech Republic, Slovakia
| 14 November 2014
SES has won a contract to supply M7 Group with additional capacity and has extended an existing capacity contract at ASTRA 23.5° East.
sesThe Luxembourg-based satellite TV provider will use the additional capacity to further expand the HD channel offering of Skylink, the M7-owned direct-to-home (DTH) platform for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Reaching over two million DTH homes, Skylink claims to be the market-leading satellite television platform in these countries.
"With the Czech and Slovak market now rapidly moving to HD viewing, it is critical to meet the growing consumer demand for HD content and thereby maintain our market-leading position," commented Jaromir Glisnik, member of the board of M7 Group. "This new capacity agreement with SES will enable us to do so."
"We are pleased to be able to support M7's plans to grow its audiences, and remain committed to help them do so on a pan-European level," added Norbert Hoelzle, senior vice president of Europe, commercial