Poland


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 […]

UPC Poland passes Connect Box milestone

Liberty Global-owned Polish cable operator UPC Poland has passed the milestone of deploying half a million advanced Connect Box DOCSIS gateways. The Connect Box uses advanced smart WiFI technology to provide an optimal connection to the internet form anywhere in the home, and facilitates connection of multiple devices by actively managing the distribution of resources, […]

Cyfrowy Polsat and Netia unveil joint marketing initiative

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat and fixed-line service provider Netia are launching their first joint marketing initiatives since Cyfrowy Polsat agreed to take a minority stake in the operator in December. Cyfrowy Polsat and mobile arm Plus will offer Netia services with a discount available for SmartDOM subscribers. The pay TV operator will provide […]

Polsat takes ‘significant stake’ in Eleven Sports Poland

Polsat has acquired a “significant stake” in Eleven Sports Poland in a deal that values Eleven Sports Network at approximately €80 million. The agreement establishes Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat as a strategic partner in Eleven Sports Poland, with a new management board to feature two members each from Telewizja Polsat and Eleven Sports. Eleven Sports […]

Cyfrowy Polsat sees RGUs up but overall base declines

Polish pay TV outfit Cyfrowy Polsat saw its revenue-generating unit base increase in the year to March, but its average customer base declined over the same period. Cyfrowy Polsat saw its overall RGU base increase by 2.2% to 16.579 million over the year to March. Pay TV subscribers grew by 4.1% to 4.984 million, while […]

Inea taps AirTies for WiFi

Polish cable operator Inea has tapped technology outfit AirTies to deliver in-home WiFi to its customers. Inea will use multiple Mesh extenders from AirTies to create an intelligent Wi-Fi Mesh network throughout subscribers’ homes. The company will deploy AirTies’ Air 4920 devices and Remote Manager to provide WiFi. Cevices can connect to the best available […]

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