Media groups ‘must deepen collaboration’ to see off internet giants threat

European media groups need to come together and collaborate in order to stave off the threat presented by global internet giants, including collaboration in content and platforms, according to Christian Anting, Polish broadcaster TVN’s digital chief and co-chairman of the European Media Alliance, the grouping of key European broadcasters forged in 2014 to promote initiatives […]

Eleven Sports agrees Polish Bundesliga deal with Nc+

Eleven Sports has agreed to exclusively sublicense selected Bundesliga matches to Nc+ in Poland, after securing a final rights package for top-flight German football. Eleven acquired the 6.30pm Saturday Bundesliga match, the German Supercup and the four relegation play-offs from Bundesliga International on an exclusive basis in Poland. Canal+ has the rights to broadcast two […]

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 […]

nc+ set to launch OTT TV service

Polish pay TV outfit nc+ is likely to launch an OTT TV service this year – possibly before the summer – according to Polish press reports. According to Rzeczpospolita, citing nc+ president Manuel Rougeron, the OTT TV offering will focus on homegrown productions, including a second season of crime series Belfer. He said nc+ had […]

Viasat World channels join nc+

Viasat World is launching the Polsat Viasat History, Polsat Viasat Explore and Polsat Viasat Nature on nc+. The channels will be available for subscribers to the Polish operator from July 20 as part of the nc+ Extra+ package. “We are extremely pleased with the inclusion of our channels on the nc+ platform and very much […]

NBCUniversal launches 13th Street Universal HD in Poland

NBCUniversal has launched its 13th Street Universal HD channel in Poland on the Cyfrowy Polsat and nc+ platforms. The channel is NBCUniversal’s third HD service to launch in Poland, following launches of Universal Channel HD and E! Entertainment HD. 13th Street Universal HD will be part of Cyfrowy Polsat’s Film HD package. However, the service […]

Netflix takes back House of Cards in Poland

Netflix is retaining the rights to the fourth season of its flagship drama show House of Cards in Poland, along with the rights to offer the previous three seasons to its subscribers in the country, according to local reports. The rights to House of Cards in Poland were previously held by pay TV operator nc+, […]

nc+ names new communications chief

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has named Paulina Smaszcz-Kurzjewska as director of communications and PR, replacing Arkadiusz Mierzwa. Smaszcz-Kurzjewska has previously held senior communications roles at PTK Centertel, and Bayer. Nc+ marketing chief Jacek Balicki has taken overall responsibility for communications within the group to ensure continuity.

Nc+ acquires Cavaliada Tour equestrian rights

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast equestrian competition the Cavaliada Tour on its channels. The series of tournaments takes place in the Polish cities of Poznan, Lublin and Warsaw, kicking off next Thursday. According  to nc+, its acquisition  of the rights will enable it to offer coverage of the tournament […]