Netia gets green light for TK Telekom acquisition

Polish service provider Netia has signed a deal to acquire 100% ownership of TK Telekom, after receiving a green light from the country’s competition watchdog. Netia signed a preliminary share sale deal with TK Telekom owner PKP in March. Netia strategy and development director Andrzej Kondracki said that the acquisition would help strengthen Netia’s position […]

Netia sees signs of turnaround as it focuses on own network

Polish alternative telco Netia saw signs of a turnaround in the first quarter, with strong growth in TV numbers seen as one of the results of focusing on the development of its own network at the expense of regulated access lines.  Netia had 145,000 TV customers at the end of March, an increase of 14% […]

Revamped Canal+ offering extends Polish reach

Pay TV channel provider Canal+ Poland has extended the reach of its revamped offering through new deals with fixed-line providers Multimedia Polska and Netia.  Cable operator Multimedia Polska now offers full access to Canal+’s offering, adding Canal+ Discovery HD and Canal+ Sports 2 HD to its line-up. Multimedia Polska plans to launch two Canal+ packages […]

Poland’s Netia agrees to buy TK Telekom

Polish service provider Netia has signed a preliminary agreement to buy 100% of shares in TK Telekom from the Polish railway, PKP Group. Netia will pay PLN221 million (€54.5 million) for TK Telekom, in a deal that will expand Netia’s infrastructure footprint and increase its fibre network footprint with approximately 7,500km of fibre backbone. “The […]

T-Mobile Polska appoints Netia chief as new CEO

Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile Polska has appointed Netia CEO Adam Sawicki as its next chief executive, effective June 1.  Sawicki is currently chief exec and president of the management board at Netia, Poland’s second largest fixed line operator. In his new role he will report directly to Claudia Nemat, board member for Europe and technology at Deutsche […]

Netia hit by multiroom price rise but sees TV uptick

Polish service provider Netia saw a modest uptick in TV numbers in the fourth quarter of last year despite starting to charge for multiroom services, although the number of multiroom subscribers declined. Netia’s TV base increased from 134,000 to 137,000 in the quarter. However its decision to switch from offering multiroon services for free on […]

Netia teams up with P4 for quad-play

Polish triple-play service provider Netia has teamed up with local mobile provider P4 to deliver mobile services to its customers.  Netia chose to team up with P4, which operates the Play service, after several months of negotiations with both P4 and rival operator Polkomtel. Netia CEO Adam Sawicki said that Play was “the most attractive […]

Netia appoints head of international sales

Netia, the Globecast-owned software solutions firm specialising in audio-visual content delivery, has appointed Jérémie Mekaelian as head of international sales. Mekaelian has more than 10 years of experience in the IT, telco, and media industry and will supervise Netia’s worldwide sales force.

Netia opens promotional window

Polish service provider Netia has made a number of channels available to its GigaOferta TV at no extra charge until January 20 a s a promotional offer. The free channels include BBC Knowledge,  Planete+ HD and Discovery Channel HD as part of Netia’s knowledge and discovery package. The package also includes National Geographic Channel, Discovery […]

New appointments for Netia

Media services provider Globecast’s Netia unit has named Mathieu Poussin as sales manager for the Middle East and Africa. Séverine Olivier will take over Poussin’s former role as sales manager for western Europe. Poussin joined Netia in May, having previously served as a sales engineer for DCI, where he specialised in prospecting and growing major […]