Skylink to launch new channel
January 23, 2019 10.34 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul
The M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovak DTH platform Skylink will launch a new channel next month.
Rozhlas.cz reports that it will be known as Skylink 7 and make its debut
on February 7, replacing the existing service Skylink Tasting.
It adds that Skylink 7 will be broadcast by M7 Group, employing the
Luxembourg licence where M7 Group is based and distributed via Astra 3B
and 23.5 degrees East.
Quoting Jaromir Glisnik, a member of the board at M7 Group, Rozhlas.cz
also says that Skylink 7 will be broadcast in six-hour blocks, with the
premiere always starting at 18.00. It will offer a selection of channels
from all genres, including film (AMC, FilmBox, Film Europe and others)
sport (Sport.tv, Golf Channel), documentaries (Viasat, Spektrum), music
(Stingray) and kids (CS Film, Minimax).
In a separate development, Skylink has announced a change to its price
list in the Czech Republic. Effective March 1, it will see the service
fee increased to CZK1,399 (€54.6) for 12 months and CZK2,399 for 24
Skylink notes that the fee is changed only once every two years and is around the same level as in Slovakia.
Meanwhile, the cost of the Smart package will be increased for the first time in three years to CZK259 a month.