UPC Direct extends partnership with RTL Hungary

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M7 Group, operator of Hungarian DTH platform UPC Direct, and RTL Hungary have successfully reached an agreement to continue broadcasting RTL channels, with extra services for subscribers coming next year, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

UPC Direct’s channel portfolio will include the RTL Klub channel and all other RTL channels already available (Cool, RTL Gold, RTLII, Film+, Sorozat+, RTL+ and Muzsika TV).

According to the agreement, the parties will also extend their cooperation in the future: Film+ HD and RTL II HD channels will be soon available in UPC Direct’s offer, the service provider says.

In addition, subscribers will get access to RTL’s premium streaming service, RTL Most+ in H1 2020. It will be the fourth streaming service in UPC Direct’s portfolio beside UPC Direct Now, HBO GO and FilmBox Live. RTL Most+ also offers movie and series premieres before they are broadcasted on television. 

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