Cyfrowy Polsat

Cyfrowy Polsat sees boost from multiplay growth

Cyfrowy Polsat has posted solid full-year results. The company saw its multi-play customer base increase by 16% or 204,000 to over 1.5 million, representing over 26% of its overall customer base in 2017. The number of contract revenue-generating units now stands at 4.52 million. Pay TV subscriptions grew by 176,000 over the year to 4.9 […]

Cyfrowy Polsat moves to take control of Netia

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is to take a 32% stake in fixed-line operator Netia, with plans to up its stake to 66% through a tender offer. Cyfrowy Polsat is buying its stake for PLN638.8 million (€152 million), giving Netial an overall value of PLN638.8 million. Cyfrowy Polsat described the move as a strategy […]

Cyfrowy Polsat boosted by multiplay uptake

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has posted solid Q3 results with a strong uptake of multiplay service compensating for a flat overall subscriber base. The operator had 5.8 million customers at the end of September, with 1.45 million taking converged services, a lift of 210,000 or 17% year-on-year. This group of customers now takes […]

Cyfrowy Polsat extends deal with Eutelsat

Polish satellite pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat has signed a new long-term contract with Eutelsat Communications for the lease of multiple transponders. The new agreement adds 33 MHz to the capacity that Polsat already leases at Eutelsat’s Hotbird position, which it will use to expand its digital entertainment services. The deal extends a longstanding deal […]

Polsat’s Ipla joins Onet’s

Polish commercial and pay TV broadcaster Polsat Group has struck a deal to make its Ipla OTT TV service available via, the on-demand portal from leading internet group Onet. The Ipla player will be embedded within the portal, allowing to feature content from Ipla such as Maciej stec, member of the management […]

Cyfrowy Polsat boosted by multiplay and post-paid growth

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat’s second quarter performance has been boosted by strong growth in multiplay customers and post-paid services, despite lack of significant progress in the free TV segment. The pay TV outfit said that up to 24% of its contract customers now use multi-play services, and the company had almost 1.4 million […]

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’ channel featuring a mix of factual entertainment programming, including Top Gear, to its Ipla Rozrywka and Ipla Wiedza News Rozrywka packages. The OTT TV service is also offering natural history […]

TVN in tax protest

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster TVN has lodged a protest about a tax demand made by the country’s authorities in relation to the sale of the merger of digital platform ‘n’ with Cyfra+ in 2012 to create nc+, before Scripps acquired the company. The tax administration has demanded PLN110 million (€26 million) from TVN in […]

Cyfrowy Polsat wins Polish Champions League battle

Polish free and pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat has secured the rights to Champions League and Europa League football in the country. The rights were previously held by the rival pay broadcaster, TVN-backed nc+. Cyfrowy Polsat has secured the rights for the 2018-21 seasons to the two competitions for TV, internet and mobile distribution. The […]

Cyfrowy Polsat turns in solid quarter

Polish pay and free TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat reported a solid first quarter, with revenues up 4.6% to PLN2.389 billion (€566 million) and EBITDA up by 7.4% to PLN929 million. The group had 16.216 million revenue-generating units at the end of the period, down 1.9% year-on-year. Pay TV contract subscribers were up 4.9% to 4.786 […]

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