Poland


Cyfrowy Polsat boosted by multi-play

Cyfrowy Polsat saw its 2018 full-year results boosted by success in attracting subscribers to multi-play offerings, with 31.5% of the company’s customers now signed up to multi-play services. Cyfrowy Polsat’s multi-play base increased by 19% or 285,000 year-on-year to end 2018 with 1.8 million multi-play customers, taking a total of 5.38 million services, according to […]

Eleven Sports extends Formula 1 rights in Poland

Eleven Sports has extended its rights agreement with Formula 1 in Poland until the end of the 2022 season. The new deal means that Eleven Sports will show all the action from every race weekend live throughout the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons – in addition to the current 2019 season. The renewed agreement also […]

nc+ hires new digital chief

Polish pay TV service nc+ has named Wojciech Rzążewski as director of digital products. Rzążewski, who will be responsible for the development of digital products and services, was previously director of online product development at Axel Springer Poland. Prior to that, he worked as chief digital officer, respoinsible for online channels and the digital transformation […]

Orange sees football boost strong pay TV and convergence growth in Spain

Orange’s TV base in Spain, where its distribution of premium football services to which Telefónica holds the principal rights has benefited it at the expense of Vodafone, grew 14.5% in the year to December, taking its local TV total to 716,000. Orange’s fibre broadband base in the country grew by 27.6% over the year to […]

Solorz and sons take charge of Polsat strategy

Polish media magnate Zygmunt Solorz has strengthened the role of his family on the defining the strategy of leading broadcast and pay TV group Polsat, while handing day-to-day control of operating units to trusted managers. Solorz’s son Tobias Solorz will join the supervisory board of Polsat and communications sister company Polkomtel. Tobias Solorz is currently […]

Polish regulator opens consultation on regulating cable access

Polish communications regulator the UKE  has opened a consultation on regulating cable access networks in multiple dwelling units. The UKE said that the new rules were “designed to meet the needs of telecommunications undertakings, while not interfering with the operation of infrastructure operators.” The watchdog has proposed creating a tool to be used by market […]

UPC Poland adds download-to-view to Horizon Go

Liberty Global-owned Polish cable operator UPC Polska has introduced download to view on its Horizon Go mobile TV product. The new feature allows Horizon Go users to download video-on-demand content to their mobile device for offline viewing. The new functionality is available for users of iOS and Android devices. The download feature can be used […]

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 […]

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