Bill Wijdeveld is M7 Group’s Vice President, Platform Content Services. Prior to joining M7 Group, Bill held senior marketing and sales management positions for the Benelux, Nordic and CEE regions at the world’s largest satellite operator SES. Owned by CANAL+ Group, M7 is one of Europe’s largest pay-TV operators, serving over 3 million homes in various European markets, including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, with a tailor-made TV offering consisting of a mix of local channels and thematic TV services, all available via multiple viewing devices. Moreover, the linear offering is complemented with a wide array of OTT and on-demand TV services, derived from StudioCanal.
Apart from serving consumers with a compelling TV offering, M7 provides network operators (primarily telco’s and ISP’s) with so-called TV Bricks: a full service content management solution, leveraging on its long-standing agreements with all key content providers, both locally and internationally, hence building upon attractive economies of scale. Furthermore, parent company Canal+ brings in excellent skills regarding content creation and selection, while also highly experienced with building complete new channels in various genres. M7 Platform Services provides broadcasters with end-to-end satellite distribution solutions for DTH, cable and IPTV reception.