Telewizja Polsat takes full control of Eleven Sports

Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polsat has acquired 100% control of Eleven Sports in Poland. Telewizja Polsat parent Polsat Plus’ spokesman told local media that the Eleven brand would remain in use following the acquisition. Marc Watson, Eleven Sports Network’s representative on the board of the Polish unit, has resigned his position. Watson was appointed chief commercial […]

Linear TV still king in Poland, despite increase in streaming

Traditional TV viewing still holds sway in Poland, despite significant growth in streaming in August, according to the latest bulletin from audience research outfit Nielsen’s The Gauge Poland. In August the largest share of TV viewing was generated by people watching satellite TV (34%), and traditional television accounted for 86.6% of TV viewing, according to […]

Polsat wins Polish rights to Saudi Pro League

Poland’s pay TV provider Polsat has acquired the rights to the Saudi Pro League in the country which kicked off on Friday with Al-Nassr featuring Cristiano Ronaldo against Al-Taawoun Polsat’s sports channels will show live three matches from the league, with the 2023/2024 season running through to May. The 18 clubs will compete for the […]

Polsat Plus TV base declines, multiplay grows, costs hit bottom line

Polish pay TV operator Polsat Plus Group saw its pay TV revenue-generating base decline by 222,000 year-on-year to the end of June, down 4.3%, which the company attributed to price changes and a change in strategy to focus on online video, with a consequent steepening of the decline in DTH subscribers. Polsat Plus saw its […]

Polsat Plus launches low-cost ad-supported service in streaming revamp

Polish broadcaster and pay TV operator Polsat Plus Group has launched a new ad-supported subscription streaming package, aimed at customers transitioning from its old Polsat Go offering to its new Polsat Box Go service, that is available for PLN30 for the entire year. The Polsat Box Go streaming service has added a new package called […]

Iliad finalises sale of 30% stake in OnTower Poland to Cellnex

French and international service provider Iliad has announced the sale of its residual 30% stake in OnTower Poland (“OTP”), the company that manages the group’s passive mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Poland, to telco operator Cellnex Group for PLN 2.3 billion, or approximately €510 million. The company revealed the sale was finalised Friday June 30, with […]

Rakuten TV launches FAST channel in Poland

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its first owned and operated FAST channel Top Movies Polska in Poland  Top Movies Polska is free-of-charge and debuts in mid-July. The film-focused channel sees Rakuten TV expands its presence in the Polish market. Top Movies Polska will launch on the Rakuten TV app across all devices, providing […]

A+E Networks streamers launch on Prime Video Channels in Sweden and Portugal

A+E Networks EMEA’s streaming channels History Play and Crime+Investigation Play have launched on Prime Video Channels in Sweden and Poland. The Swedish launch was on Tuesday, while the streamers debuted on Prime Video Channels in Poland yesterday. History Play, previously available in Sweden on Telia, is now also available on Prime Video Channels. Customers in these regions will have […]

A+E Networks expands reach of channels in Poland with T-Mobile deal

A+E Networks has expanded the reach of its factual entertainment channels History Channel, Crime+Investigation and History 2 in Poland through a distribution deal with T-Mobile. From today History Channel will be available at channel 516, History 2 at 517 and Crime+Investigation at 518 on the T-Mobile TV service. History Channel is available on T-Mobile’s basic M package, while Crime+Investigation […]

Streaming declines in Poland as Netflix cedes top spot to YouTube

Streaming usage in Poland declined in May for the first time since January this year, with a drop in Netflix usage pushing the streaming figures down, according to audience measurement outfit Nielsen. Nielsen’s The Guage Poland report found that linear TV viewing increased by 0.3% in May compared with April. Linear accounts for 87.7% of […]

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