Canal+ sees boost from D8 but hit by ad market

The consolidation of former Bolloré-owned free-to-air channels D8 and D17 and the merger between Polish pay TV unit Cyfra+ with rival ‘n’ to form nc+ boosted Canal+ Group’s top line for the first half, but the group’s EBITA was hit by content costs and a softening of the advertising market.  The Vivendi-owned pay TV operator […]

TVN Group sees audience share rise, nc+ reaches 2.3m

Poland’s TVN Group saw the audience share of its channels boosted by the country’s digital-terrestrial rollout in the second quarter and the company said the ongoing decline in its top line slowed down as a result of an improving advertising market. TVN-backed pay TV platform nc+ meanwhile reported 2.3 million post-paid subscribers at the end […]

nc+ and Orange Sport share Polish rights to Serie A

Polish pay TV platform nc+ has secured rights to show Italian Serie A football for the next two seasons. Some matches from the 2013-14 season will also be shown on Orange Sport in Poland.  On nc+ Serie A matches will be aired on the nSport and Canal+ channels. Nc+ already holds rights to a number […]

Orange offering full range of nc+ services

Orange Poland is now offering the full range of nc+ services to its customers. Orange subscribers can now chose to subscribe to the Canal+ Platinum service with 128 channels including 41 HD services and six premium channels, including sports and movies services. The Universe+ option provides free access to the Canal+ Silver package of Canal+ […]

DTV CEE13 Video Interview – nc+

Polish pay TV operator nc+’s Jan Frelek talks to DTVE about the business case for advanced services such as VOD, DVR and multiscreen, and lessons from the merger between n and Cyfra+.

nc+ and shares boost TVN results in tough advertising market

Polish broadcaster TVN Group’s share of profits from pay TV operator nc+ and ISP helped boost reported EBITDA for the first quarter, despite a decline in revenue as a result of the weak advertising market. TVN Group posted first quarter EBITDA of PLN98 million, up 9%. Revenue fell by 6% to PLN343 million. “Results […]

nc+ in talks with cable association over revised offer

Polish pay TV operator nc+ is in talks with local cable association PIKE to ensure that cable subscribers to its services are offered the same services and conditions as its satellite customers. nc+ president Julien Verley recently met with PIKE president Jerzy Straszewski to discuss the issue. Verley said that the offer recently made to […]

nc+ apologises to customers and unveils incentives to stay

Polish pay TV platform nc+, much criticised since its launch as the successor platform to ‘n’ and Cyfra Plus, has taken the extraordinary step of addressing a letter of apology to its customers and has announced a series of radical changes to assuage subscribers’ concerns. The platform says it has now ceased the practice of […]

Cyfrowy Polsat denies ‘anti-nc+’ involvement

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has denied that it is the author or sponsor of a website and Facebook group opposing its recently launched rival, the nc+ TV platform.  In a statement responding to “emerging inaccurate claims,” Cyfrowy Polsat denied involvement in the anti nc+ website, and the anti nc+ Facebook page, even though […]

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 […]

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