NENT’s Viaplay to expand to 10 international markets, including Poland and US

Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) has unveiled plans to rollout streaming services in 10 international markets by the end of 2023, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021. By the end of 2025, NENT Group aims to increase its subscriber base to approximately 10.5 million by more than doubling its Viaplay paying subscriber base in […]

Canal+ Polska calls off IPO

Canal+ Polska’s IPO has been called off because of volatility in the financial markets. TVN Media sp. z o.o. and Liberty Global Ventures Holding B.V., the two selling shareholders, said they had have decided to cancel the planned flotation due to the adverse impact of recent volatility in the financial markets. The pair said they […]

Canal+ Poland launches Android TV-based online TV offering with new box

Canal+ Polska has launched a new Android TV-based hybrid online-digital-terrestrial 4K HDR set-top that is squarely aimed at consumers looking to consume TV online. The device, based on version 9.0 of Android TV, offers access to 76 live channels and on-demand content from Canal+ as well as digital-terrestrial channels via an in-built tuner, the Premiery […]

Free to acquire Poland’s Play for €2.2bn

French service provider Free/Iliad Telecom has launched a public offer for Polish mobile operator Play, potentially enabling it to launch in a third major European market after France and Italy. Free is aiming to secure control of Play and has struck an agreement in principal to take over the 40% controlling stake held by the […]

UPC Poland to extend its reach by half via open fibre initiative

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Polska is to tap the country’s Digital Poland initiative (Operacyjnego Polska Cyfrowa) to extend its reach over fibre-to-the-home to new areas across Poland, extending its reach by an additional 1.7 million homes, the company has announced. The operator is tapping the open fibre initiative supported by Digital Poland funding that […]

Canal+ Polska extends OTT streamer to iOS, Android and Android TV

Polish pay TV provider Canal+ Polska has extended the off-net OTT offering it launched in June, Premiery Canal+, to Android and iOS mobile devices and Android TV devices. The offering was initially only available via the web. Canal+ has launched applications for the three platforms. the Canal+ Premiery service provides access to content from the […]

New Moldova appointment rounds off Orange management changes

Mariusz Gaca, currently VP of the management board of Orange Polska, has been named CEO of Orange Moldova, effective November 1, while current Moldova chief Julien Ducarroz’s appointment as CEO of Orange Polska has been ratified by the Orange Polska management board, in the latest of a series of management changes at the pan-European service […]

Canal+ Polska moves ahead with IPO plan

Canal+ Polska is moving ahead with plans for an IPO and has filed a prospectus for the flotation with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. The pay TV operator initially announced that it was considering a flotation at the end of January. The company has yet to take a final decision on the move, taking into […]

Orange ‘resilient’ in face of COVID-19

Orange’s performance has been “impressively resilient” in the French and Polish markets and the company is well paced to withstand the impact of COVID-19, despite ongoing weakness in its Spanish operation, according to analysts from Jefferies. According to the analysts, conversations with management ahead of the company’s Q2 results on July 30 indicated confidence that […]

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 […]

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