Canal+ Group adds a million subscribers

Canal+ Group said that as of the end of September its total portfolio reached almost 14 million subscribers, up by a million year-on-year, following last year’s Polish merger between its Cyfra+ unit and TVN Group’s ‘n’ pay TV platform. Announcing its results for the first nine months of 2013, Canal+ parent company Vivendi said that […]

Poland’s nc+ goes live

Poland’s new TV platform nc+ goes live today, with the firm confirming that a ADB-manufactured set-top will be offered with the service, called MediaBox. The new platform is the result of a merger between Polish pay TV operators Cyfra Plus and ‘n’ at the end of last year. Its competitors in the market include Cyfrowy […]

TVN Group hit by advertising decline

Polish broadcaster TVN Group expects the local TV advertising market to continue to decline this year after a tough 2012. TVN Group, which is in the process of merging its pay TV subsidiary ‘n’ with former rival Cyfra Plus, saw revenue fall by 11% in the fourth quarter on the back of a weak domestic […]

Cyfra Plus and ‘n’ become nc+

Polish pay TV operators Cyfra Plus and ‘n’ have officially merged, following regulatory approval for the deal. The Cyfra Plus and ‘n’ platforms are to be renamed nc+ and will have a combined subscriber base of 2.5 million post-paid customers. Under the deal, Canal Plus Group, the owner of Cyfra Plus, will own 51% of […]

‘n’ looks to increase VOD use, monetise DVR

Polish pay TV operator ‘n’ needs to find ways to increase video-on-demand use and is also mulling ways to monetise its penetration of DVR-enabled set-tops, according to Jan Frelek, head of business development at ITI Neovision, the company that operates the platform. Speaking at the Digital TV CEE event in Prague last week, Frelek said […]

Sundance Channel signs with platform n

Sundance Channel is expanding its distribution in Poland after its parent company struck a carriage deal with the ‘n’ platform. The deal comes on the eve of the Digital TV Central and Eastern European conference, organised by Informa Telecoms and Media, in Budapest. The carriage deal is the latest struck by AMC/Sundance Channel Global following […]

Operator n adds movie service to connected VOD platform

Polish DTH operator n has added a new premium movie service, called Cinema World, to its nVOD platform The movie service offers 20 titles each month that can be accessed for PLN6 (€1.40) per month. This month, movies including The Hurt Locker and Grindhouse: Death Proof. Cinema World is the fifth service to be added […]

‘n’ adds World Cinema SVOD offering

Polish pay TV operator ‘n’ has added a new World Cinema subscription package to its video-on-demand offering. ‘n’’s collection will add 20 titles each week, divided into thematic categories, with movies including The Hurt Locker and Grindhouse: Death Proof to be made available to subscribers for PLN6 (€1.40) a month. World Cinema will be added […]

Poland’s ‘n’ scoops 3D Olympics

Polish pay TV platform ‘n’ has acquired a raft of TV rights to the Summer Olympics and will show high-definition and 3D coverage of the upcoming London Games. The platform’s 3D coverage includes the opening and closing ceremonies as well as football, basketball, tennis, swimming and athletics. Christian Anting, vice-president and chief operating officer of […]

‘n’ posts strong growth

Polish pay TV platform ‘n’ added 37,000 subscribers in the first quarter, taking its total to 966,000, up 16% year-on-year. ‘n’’s prepaid business grew by 10% year-on-year to 324,000 customers, including 83,000 for its prepaid HD service, which doubled its base in the course of the year. Revenue from the post-paid business grew by PLN28 […]