HBO Europe reorganisation as Kutela exits

HBO Europe’s senior VP and Polish chief Aleksander Kutela has left the company to become CEO of Ringier Axel Springer-owned ISP Kutela’s exit has forced a rejig at HBO Europe, with Michal Kozicki becoming president, HBO Poland. He is being upped from sales director, a role that will be filled by Michal Walewski. Kutela is […]

Ipla takes pole position amongst VOD platforms

Polsat-backed over-the-top service Ipla has overtaken to become the leading Polish video-on-demand platform, according to the latest Megapanel PBI/Gemius survey.  Ipla had 3.2 million users in March, ahead of with 2.8 million users. Amongst Ipla users, 2.35 million used the service via dedicated apps while 1.11 million used the web portal. The […]

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 […]

TVN in move to sell to Ringier Axel Springer

Polish broadcaster TVN has entered into exclusive talks with Ringier Axel Springer Media (RAS) to sell its internet subsidiary, TVN has approved the preliminary terms of a partnership with RAS, a joint venture between Germany’s Axel Springer and Swiss group Ringier, which could see the latter take control of Poland’s largest internet portal, with […]