Monday, March 19, 2018

Viacom Benelux and M7 Group Extend Benelux Partnership; Nickelodeon Benelux to Broadcast 24/7 on Canal Digitaal and TV Vlaanderen

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Benelux and European pay TV provider M7 Group have inked an agreement for the further extension of their partnership in the Benelux market.

Under the new agreement, Nickelodeon and Spike will launch as 24/7 channels at Canal Digitaal and TV Vlaanderen.

Subscribers of M7 Group’s pay TV platforms Canal Digitaal, and TV Vlaanderen will continue to receive Viacom channels Nick Jr., MTV Music, VH1 en VH1 Classic, Comedy Central (only Netherlands), MTV NL and Nickelodeon/Spike.

As part of the agreement, Viacom Benelux will use M7 satellite capacity on the Astra 23.5 East position for the distribution of MTV NL, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Spike, while also having the option to use the satellite capacity for distributing the channels to third party operators in the Benelux market. For this purpose, M7 Platform Services will provide the necessary technical facilities.

Bram Husken, Vice President (VP) Content Distribution Benelux: ‘We are quite happy with the further strengthening of our partnership with M7 Group, allowing also Canal Digitaal and TV VLAANDEREN subscribers to enjoy Spike and Nickelodeon as 24/7 channels soon, while also being part of M7’s growing IPTV business.”

Bill Wijdeveld, Vice President Business Development van M7 Group: “We are very pleased with this new agreement, enabling us to continue offering the Viacom channels to our Benelux subscribers. Having Spike and Nickelodeon soon available as stand-alone channels is extra good news for our satellite TV subscribers.”

The news follows Nickelodeon Benelux and Spike Benelux becoming 24/7 services on the cable television service Ziggo in the Netherlands in December 2016.

Also, from Telecompaper:

M7 agrees new carriage deal with Viacom in Benelux

Viacom and satellite TV provider M7 announced a new carriage agreement for the Benelux. M7's Dutch and Belgian providers Canal Digitaal, and TV Vlaanderen will increase the Viacom channels Nickelodeon and Spike to 24 hours a day as well as continue to carry the channels Nick Jr, MTV Music, VH1, VH1 Classic, Comedy Central and MTV NL.

Viacom will distribute the channels over the Astra satellite at 23.5 degrees East and can also use the capacity for reaching other TV providers in the region. M7 Platform Services will provide the necessary technical services. The new channel configuration will be added automatically for subscribers.


Also from Telecompaper:

Viacom Benelux en M7 Group breiden Benelux samenwerking uit

Viacom Benelux en de M7 Group gaan hun samenwerking binnen de Benelux markt versterken. Met de vernieuwde overeenkomst blijven de bestaande Viacom-zenders Nick Jr, MTV Music, VH1 en VH1 Classic, Comedy Central, MTV NL en Nickelodeon/Spike onderdeel van het aanbod van Canal Digitaal en Op korte termijn zullen Nickelodeon en Spike bovendien als zelfstandige 24/7 zenders beschikbaar zijn voor Canal Digitaal abonnees.
Als onderdeel van de hernieuwde samenwerking zal Viacom Benelux gebruik maken van de M7 satellietcapaciteit op ASTRA 23.5 Oost voor de distributie van MTV NL, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon en Spike. Viacom Benelux heeft daarbij de mogelijkheid de satellietcapaciteit te gebruiken voor de aanlevering van haar zenders naar andere operators in de Benelux markt. M7 Platform Services levert de hiervoor benodigde technische faciliteiten.

Canal Digitaal en TV Vlaanderen abonnees die gebruik maken van een M7 ontvanger hoeven niets te doen: de zenders worden automatisch ingeladen op de nieuwe frequenties. Overige abonnees kunnen vanaf maandag 20 maart en op dinsdag 27 maart de aangepaste zenderlijst inladen via het gebruikersmenu van de ontvanger.


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