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Polish pay-TV providers team up to boost satellite capacity

Polish pay-TV operators Canal Plus Poland and Cyfrowy Polsat have joined forces to change the Forward Error Correction (FEC) parameters on their shared satellite transponders on the Eutelsat Hot Bird platform in order to provide them with additional capacity on the satellites.

The pair have agreed to synchronise the FEC changes, which will require a reprogramming of their installed bases of set-tops, and to cooperate in communicating the changes to their subscribers.