Mixed fortunes for nc+

TVN and Canal+-backed Polish pay TV operator nc+ saw its post-paid subscriber base fall 3% year-on-year to 2.15 million, with revenue dropping by 5% to PLN1.606 billion (€380 million).  However the pay TV operator’s ARPU rose by 4% to PLN68, while EBITDA rose by 45% to PLN280 million. The growth in EBITDA led to nc+ […]

Canal+ and ITI could sell TVN stake

Canal+ Group and ITI could sell their 51% majority stake in leading Polish broadcaster TVN, the pair have confirmed.  Canal+ and ITI said they had received approaches in recent months from multiple financial investors and industrial groups interested in acquiring control of TVN. ITI and Canal+ have consequently agreed to look at their strategy options […]

nc+ names channel brand manager

Polish pay TV platform nc+ has named Paweł Kobryński as the brand manager for its Kuchnia+, Domo+ and Planete+ channels. In his new role, Kobryński will be charged with planning, coordinating and executing marketing strategies for the three channel brands. Kobryński ha worked for Viacom International Media Networks for the last six years, working on […]

Poland’s nc+ launches new pre-paid offering

Polish pay TV operator nc+ is to launch a new pre-paid service on October 1, offering over 50 channels, including 19 in HD, from PLN19.90 (€4.75) a month. The operator is providing new users with free access to 130 channels, including premium Canal+ channels, for the first month, after which they can choose to subscribe […]

Poland’s TVN reports softer audience share in Q2

Polish broadcast group TVN reported “softer audience share” in the second quarter, which it attributed to public TV airing the World Cup and an expanded reach and channel offering of DTT. For the three months ended June 30, TVN said that the all-day audience share in the commercial target group for its channels portfolio declined year-on-year […]

nc+ names Czernuszenko to senior strategy role

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has named former Netia board member and Virgin Mobile executive Jacek Czernuszenko as director of strategic projects.  Czernuszenko, who resigned from Netia’s supervisory board on August 18, will be charged with helping nc+ address changes in the structure of the TV market as well as increasing the efficiency of processes […]

TVN benefits from ad market improvement

Polish broadcaster TVN said a recovering TV ad market and improvement in brokerage fees from premium TV services helped it to up its revenues in Q1.  The firm said that advertising and sponsorship revenues in the period up by PLN 7 million, or 2.5%, while the TV advertising market increased by 4.8%. Brokerage fees from […]

New Polish factual channel replaces TVP1 standard definition

A new Polish factual and educational channel, Fokus TV, is this week replacing the standard definition version of public channel TVP1 on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. Fokus TV will also be available on various service providers’ TV platforms, including Cyfrowy Polsat, nc+ and cable and IPTV platforms including that of Netia.   The channel will […]

nc+ arrests decline and TVN sees modest recovery

Polish pay TV operator nc+, backed by TVN and Canal Plus Group, had 2.2 million post-paid customers at the end of December. The unit posted ARPU of PLN65.70 (€15.80) and full-year revenue of PLN2.2 billion. The subscriber figure was more or less flat quarter-on-quarter. However nc+ has lost about 300,000 subscribers since its launch, replacing […]

CBS Chello Zone extends reach on nc+

CBS Chello Zone has struck a distribution deal with Polish DTH platform nc+ for its Universe+ package.  CBS Chello Zone will make its CBS Drama, CBS Reality and CBS Action channels available to an additional one million subscribers as a result of the deal, while movie channel CBS Europa will become available to nc+ subscribers […]