Play strikes deal with SPI International’s Kino Polska

Polish service provider Play is to add channels expanding from Grupa Kino Polska, the Polish media outfit operated by Canal+-owned SPI International. Starting in January, the operator’s service will include nine new channels, including five channels from SPI’s FilmBox package and the Kino TV film channel, as well as the documentary DocuBox HD, the FightBox […]

Viaplay Group inks distribution deal with Play

Nordic media company, Viaplay Group, has struck a deal with Poland’s telecommunications operator Play, to include its streaming service as a hard bundle in Play’s TV packages. Viaplay’s content will be directly accessible via Play to audiences across Poland. The company said the deal marks a significant step for Viaplay in reinforcing its position in […]

Play unveils new TV service

Iliad Group-owned Polish service provider, Play, has launched a new TV service which includes two variants, New Television combining channel packages with streaming services and TV Max offering a wide portfolio of channels. New Generation Television is a solution that combines the offer of television with video services. Customer will receive 75 popular channels, access […]

Iliad sees strong revenue and sub growth despite pressure on costs

Iliad Group has turned in another strong quarter of subscriber and revenue growth, with revenues up 8% to €2.2 billion and growth in all three of its major markets – France, Poland and Italy. Organic revenues in France were up 7.6% while Italy was up 12.6% and sales in Poland grew by 7.3%. In France, […]

Iliad Group and InfraVia move forward with joint venture

Iliad Group has announced it has completed the sale of a 50% stake in its Polish entity Polski Światłowód Otwarty (PSO) which owns the UPC network infrastructure in Poland to InfraVia. The joint venture announced in June last year, will be jointly controlled by InfraVia and iliad’s Polish mobile operator Play. The existing HFC network, […]

Iliad sees huge growth across three countries

Iliad Group, which operates fixed and mobile networks in France, Italy and Poland, saw massive growth in its subscriber base and revenues in all three markets last year. Iliad, which operates under the Free brand in France, added a total of 2.72 million fixed and mobile customers across all three markets, taking the group total […]

Verizon launches +Play in bid to solve consumer subscription overload

US telco Verizon has launched a beta version of its new web-based platform +Play, which it says will take the pain out of managing multiple content subscription. Exclusive to Verizon customers, the company is attempting to drum up interest in the new platform by offering 12 months of SVOD streamer Netflix for free. Available to […]

Iliad Group posts strong customer growth

France’s Iliad Group has posted strong Q3 results, with solid subscriber growth in its home market and in Poland in particular. In France, where it operates under the Free brand the group added 78,000 net new subs to its fixed-line bsu9iness and 184,000 net new mobile customers. In Poland, the acquisition of cable operator UPC […]

Iliad sees strong growth, boosted by Italy

French and international service provider Iliad Group has recorded strong second-quarter growth in its French and international markets, with notable growth in Italy. Despite what it described as an “extremely competitive context” in Italy, Iliad added 68,000 customers to its recently-launched fixed offering, as well as 257,000 mobile customers. In its core domestic French market, […]

Iliad’s Play acquires control of Redge Technologies

Iliad Group-owned Polish service provider Play Group has acquired 92.5% of the shares of Polish technology provider Redge Technologies. The residual 7.5% of the company’s share capital remains with Przemysław Frasunek, CEO and co-founder. Redge Technologies is a leading provider of OTT and edge computing technologies in Central Europe. Its flagship technology, Redge Media, is […]

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