Multimedia Polska calls off merger with Vectra

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has called off its planned merger with Vectra after failing to agree on key terms, according to local press. Multimedia Polska pulled out of the deal, which would have seen Vectra acquire 100% of its shares, after the pair failed to agree terms within the deadline they had set for […]

Canal+ regains English Premier League from RMC Sport

Canal+ has secured the rights to English Premier League football in France for three seasons from next year and has renewed its existing contract for the Premier League in Poland. Winning back the Premier League, currently held by Altice’s RMC Sport, is a significant coup for the embattled pay TV broadcaster, which saw its grip […]

TV provides boost for Poland’s Netia

TV provided a boost for Polish service provider Netia in the quarter to the end of September. The operator added 6,000 TV customers in the quarter, taking total TV adds for the first nine months of the year to 16,000. The additions took Netia’s overall TV base to 202,000. TV ARPU also grew by over […]

Orange sees solid TV growth

Orange had 9.374 million IPTV and satellite TV customers at the end of the third quarter, up from 9.209 million in Q2 and up from 8.867 million a year ago. Overall, TV numbers were up 5.7% year-on-year. In France the operator saw its TV numbers rise from 6.912 million to 6.959 million quarter-on-quarter, while in […]

Polish regulator takes Multimedia Polska-Vectra probe to second stage

Polish competition watchdog UOKiK has reservations about the acquisition of cable operator Multimedia Polska by rival player Vectra on the grounds that the combination of the pair could adversely affect competition in the market. In a note on the merger, UOKiK said that the pair’s activities coincided in 39 cities across the country in the […]

Cyfrowy Polsat launches new set-tops 

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has launched two new set-top boxes for digital satellite customers.   The Evobox Lite and Evobox HD provide access to linear channels and on-demand multiscreen services Cyfrowy Polsat Go and HBO Go. The two models of box are, like their predecessors, produced in-house by Cyfrowy Polsat at its InterPhone Service factory in Mielec. The Evobox HD include build-in WiFi modules, a programme guide that allows users to filter programme positions, advanced search […]

Liberty Global launches Gigabit speeds in Poland

Liberty Global has launched a Gigabit-speed broadband service in Warsaw for UPC Poland customers, marking its second ‘Gigacity’ rollout. The operator launched a similar Gigabit broadband service in Bochum, Germany, in May and says it plans to introduce this offering in other markets in due course. Customers in Warsaw can access the high-speed offering by […]

UPC Poland adds Polsat premium sports channels

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has added premium sports channels from Polsat to its programming line-up, giving subscribers access to UEFA Champions League and Europa League football ahead of today’s kick-off the 2018-19 Champions League season. UPC has added Polsat Sport Premium 1 and 2 and four Polsat Sport Premium pay-per-view services to its […]

BBC First drama channel to launch in Poland

BBC Studios’ premium British drama channel, BBC First, is due to launch in Poland in October. The linear TV channel will replace BBC HD and be available in the country via DTH satellite, cable and IPTV providers alongside BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC World News. The launch will make the full […]

TV and mobile boost Poland’s Netia

Growth in TV and mobile subscribers helped boost Polish service provider Netia’s mixed set of results for the second quarter. Netia added 4,000 TV revenue-generating units in the quarter, taking its total to 196,000, along with 2,000 mobile customers, taking its total to 146,000. Netia said that 53% of broadband customers on its own network […]

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