M7 Group, Scripps Networks Extend Satellite Distribution in Europe – Satellite Today

SES Astra 3B

SES’ Astra 3B satellite. Photo: Airbus Defence and Space

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] M7 Group has extended its agreement with Scripps Networks U.K. & EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa], for the European launch of Fine Living HD via the M7 Group satellite platform. Following the agreement, Fine Living HD will be made available to subscribers of M7 Group’s pay-TV platforms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Skylink), the Netherlands (Canal Digitaal), and Flanders (TV Vlaanderen). Scripps Networks’ other HD channels, the Travel Channel HD and Food Network HD, are already available to these subscribers.

As part of the same agreement, M7 Platform Services will arrange for the secure satellite delivery of Fine Living HD to third-party operators within the footprint of SES’ Astra 3B satellite at 23.5 degrees East. This service scheme includes the provision of smartcards and Common Interface (CI) modules, 24/7 quality monitoring and help desk support to third-party operators. M7 Platform Services already provides these services for other available channels of Scripps Networks: Travel Channel HD, Fine Living SD and Food Network HD and SD.

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