Poland


Canal+ Poland launches standalone streaming service

Canal+ Poland has launched a new streaming offering available to non-pay TV subscribers, with a line-up of linear channels and on-demand content and without the need for an ongoing contract. Canal+ said the new offering would include content from selected live channels, movies, series, sports, news, factual programming and third-party content. It will be available […]

Cyfrowy Polsat takes majority stake in transmission outfit

Polish free-to-air broadcaster and pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has taken a majority stake in local broadcasting service provider BCAST. Cyfrowy Polsat, which has taken a 69% stake in the company, says the partnership between the pair will open up new business opportunities for BCAST, as well as giving Polsat Group the opportunity to plan […]

UPC Poland to extend reach by half a million via open fibre net

Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland is using open fibre network Fiberhost, owned by rival cable operator INEA, to expand its reach in the country by around half a million homes. The announcement of the network expansion follows an agreement between UPC and INEA in December covering the provision of wholesale services in areas covered by the […]

Polsat’s Plus first up with 5G in Poland

Plus, the mobile unit of Polsat Group, the Polish free and pay TV broadcaster, has launched the country’s first 5G mobile network. Plus, operated by Polsat company Polkomtel, is operating 100 mobile transmitters across seven cities – Warsaw, Gdańsk, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin and Wrocław The operator plans to extend its coverage to the whole […]

Orange VOD sales ‘double’ during coronavirus lockdown

Orange has seen its video-on-demand sales in France double during the coronavirus lockdown, according to CEO Stéphane Richard, while Orange saw its IPTV grow year-on-year by 335,000 in Q1, driven not only by France but by increases across Africa and the Middle East. Content revenues increased by 4.8% year-on-year. Speaking on the same analyst call […]

Polsat to acquire Polish web portal Interia

Polish commercial broadcaster and pay TV group Polsat is to acquire leading Polish-language internet portal Interia from Bauer Media Group. The group said that the acquisition of the portal, which will be incorporated into broadcast arm Televizja Polsat, was a strategic move to build its presence on the web. Interia is ranked as one of […]

UPC Poland adds casting capability for homebound Horizon Go customers

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has extended the functionality of its Horizon Go mobile TV service to include casting-capability with Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay devices. UPC said that the new functionality, which will allow subscribers of the service to cast content from their devices on the big screen, would improve the ability of […]

Canal+ Polska launches esports version of national football league

Polish pay TV outfit Canal+ Polska is making the best of the absence of primetime live national league football from its schedule by launching an esports version. The pay TV operator has launched the Ekstraklasa Cup, played in FIFA20 with 16 Ekstraklasa clubs facing off against one another. The first match will air this Thursday […]

Canal+ Polska investors working on possible IPO

ITI Neovision, the holding company for Polish pay TV operator Canal+ Polska, is “working with shareholders and advisors” on a possible IPO that minority shareholders are entitled to trigger. The company said in a statement that Canal+ Group intends to maintain its role as a strategic shareholder in the company regardless of the outcome of […]

Polish watchdog clears way for cable consolidation

Polish competition regulator the UOKiK has approved the acquisition of cable operator Multimedia Polska by Vectra, but with conditions. The move opens the way to a long-awaited consolidation in the Polish cable sector. The watchdog has required the sale of networks in eight cities in which the market shares of the merger partners is particularly […]

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