Poland


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 […]

UPC Poland launches commercial premises pack, adds to Horizon Go line-up

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has launched a new offering aimed at pubs and restaurants that includes a range of sports, music, kids and other content from PLN50 (€11.80). The Biznes TV package offers 30 channels including sports services Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD and SportKlub HD, music services 4Fun.TV, MTV Polska HD, […]

Canal+ Polska names new programming chief

Polish pay TV operator Canal+ Polska has named Małgorzata Seck as its new vice-president of programming. Seck will take over responsibilities currently held by Canal+ Polska chief executive Edyta Sadowska, who combined that role with that of vice-president of programming. Seck was previously director of television and content at Orange Polska, where she was responsible […]

Eleven Sports picks up Portuguese and Polish rights to Spanish Super Cup

International sports network Eleven Sports has picked up rights to this week’s controversial Spanish Super Cup for Poland and Portugal. Eleven Sports will bring live, exclusive and coverage of the competition to the countries.  The tournament will see Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia compete in the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah Sports City stadium in […]

Insight TV to launch in Poland on Toya

4K UHD TV broadcaster Insight TV is to debut in Poland in the new year with cable operator Toya. Insight TV has will launch on Toya’s TV platform in January. In preparation for the launch, Insight TV has been working with Toya Studios, the cable operator’s content arm, to localise its content for Polish audiences, […]

Canal+ Polska integrates Netflix into packages

Canal+ Polska has teamed up with Netflix to offer the latter’s films and series, along with Canal+ content, in a single package. Customers of the Polish pay TV operator that take advantage of the combined offer will be able to receive additional access to Netflix for up to 12 months as a gift. Canal+ is […]

Canal+ Polska fights piracy of new original series

Polish pay TV operator Canal+ Polska said it identified some 2,720 individual sources of piracy involving the first four episodes of its series Żmijowisko being made available illegally for viewing or download, but that it had effectively removed 99% of these.  The operator identified 62 websites on which rates posted the total 2,720 files and […]

Orange launches operator-branded 5G smartphone

Orange has launched what it describes as the industry’s first operator-branded 5G smartphone in Europe, tested on its 5G networks for early adopters.  The Neva Jet smartphone will initially be available on existing networks 3G and 4G networks in select markets, starting with Poland. It will then be available on Orange’s commercial 5G networks across […]

Cyfrowy Polsat boosted by multiplay take-up

Over a third of Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat’s contract customers now subscribe to a multi-play offering, with the company posting solid growth in the number of contract services sold in the three months to September. Cyfrowy Polsat said that the number of multiplay customers increased by 220,000 year-on-year to end with two million, […]

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