Nc+ acquires NBA basketball

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has acquired exclusive rights to NBA basketball in Poland for the next two seasons. The operator will air coverage of NBA games from the start of the new season next week on linear TV and on-demand via the Canal+ Sport service. Nc+ will have the right to broadcast 100 regular […]

nc+ adds new channels, boosts HD offering

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has added three new channels and is boosting its HD offering with nine additional services making the switch from standard definition, taking its HD total to 76. The platform has also begun the process of migrating its services from DVB-S and MPEG-2 to DVB-S2 modulation and the MPEG-4 compression format. […]

Nc+ to carry Eleven Sports Networks channels

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has added sports channels Eleven and Eleven Sports. Subscribers will have free access to the channel for a promotional period. Nc+ sports director Michał Jarocki said that the deal had been struck “after long and difficult negotiations”. Eleven Sports Network hold rights to, among other things, Spanish, French and Italian […]

New chief executive for nc+

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has named Manuel Rougeron as its new president, replacing Julien Verley, who is joining the board of Canal+ as part of the ongoing series of changes instigated at the French pay TV outfit by Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré. Rougeron, who was previously vice-president of programming at the operator and has […]

nc+ teams up with Discovery to secure Polish football rights

Polish pay TV provider nc+ has secured rights to air coverage of Polish football league matches for the next four seasons after striking a new deal with the Ekstraklasa, and has teamed up with Discovery to air certain matches on Discovery-owned Eurosport 2. Under the new deal, matches will be aired live on Canal+, with […]

TVN hit by one-off acquisition costs

Polish broadcaster TVN’s EBITDA for the first three months of the year was hit by one-off costs related to the acquisition of the company by Scripps Networks Interactive, with the reported figure of PLN59 million (€14.6 million), 38% down on the figure for 2014. TVN said an increase to PLN16 million in the share of […]

nc+ promotes marketing chief

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has promoted marketing chief Jacek Balicki to vice-president. Balicki joined the operator in March last year. His role involves oversight of pricing policy and product development as well as marketing activities for the group. Balicki was previously head of marketing at Samsung Electronics Poland.

nc+ to switch Canal+ line-up

Polish pay TV operator nc+ is to change its line-up of Canal+ channels in May, adding Canal+ Discovery and Canal+ Sport 2 and replacing other services. Existing channel line-up Canal+, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Film, Canal+ Film 2, Canal+ Family and Canal+ Family 2 will be replaced by a line-up comprising Canal+, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Film, […]

Eutelsat renews nc+ deal

Satellite operator Eutelsat has renewed its contract with Polish pay TV operator nc+ for nine transponders at the Hot Bird position at 13° East.  According to Eutelsat, the latest deal will enable nc+ to pursue the expansion of its platform of digital services. Nc+ currently has about 2.2 million DTH customer in Poland and broadcasts […]

Poland’s nc+ selects ADB for multi-screen offering

Poland’s nc+ has selected set-top box maker ADB to provide its new platform, set-top box software and assocated software integration services to power nc+’s multi-screen strategy. nc+ was the first to go live with the ADB’s new WiFi-satellite set-top box, the ADB-4740SF, which it deployed earlier this month. The device features a customised, high definition […]