Nordic Entertainment secures F1 rights for Poland

Streaming and pay and free TV provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) has struck a deal for Formula 1 rights in Poland, one of the key markets targeted by NENT Group as it embarks on the international rollout of streaming service Viaplay. Starting in 2023, Viaplay will become the exclusive Polish home of Formula 1, with […]

Mixed fortunes for Orange TV: growth in France, decline in Spain

Orange had 10.437 million TV customers as of the end of March, out of 21.9 million fixed broadband connections. The TV base grew from 10.347 million at the end of December, with the growth coming primarily from the domestic market. In France, Orange gained 100,000 TV subscribers quarter-on-quarter, ending the period with 7.712 million IPTV […]

Ekstraklasa taps Red Bee for enhanced streaming service

Polish top tier football league the Ekstraklasa has chosen Red Bee Media as its technology partner to jointly develop its Ekstraklasa.TV streaming platform. The evolution of Ekstraklasa.TV will kick off this season, with greater interactivity and personalisation, improvement of the user experience, and the launch of an advertising model. Future updates are intended to include […]

Cyfrowy Polsat bundles OTT TV with phone and internet services

Polish free and pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has created a new multiplay bundle that includes its OTT TV offering for the first time. Customers can combines Cyfrowy Polsat’s OTT TV service with phone and internet as part of the operator’s SmartDOM offering. Customers who sign up will receive a full line up of programming […]

Berenberg bullish on Viaplay launch plans for Baltic and Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group’s (NENT Group) prospects for success in the Baltic states and Poland have received a thumbs up from analysts at Berenberg. According to the analysts, NENT’s prospects for its forthcoming streaming launch in the Baltics, where it plans to roll out its Viaplay service in Q1 2021, are good. They cited the success […]

NENT’s Viaplay to expand to 10 international markets, including Poland and US

Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) has unveiled plans to rollout streaming services in 10 international markets by the end of 2023, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021. By the end of 2025, NENT Group aims to increase its subscriber base to approximately 10.5 million by more than doubling its Viaplay paying subscriber base in […]

Canal+ Polska calls off IPO

Canal+ Polska’s IPO has been called off because of volatility in the financial markets. TVN Media sp. z o.o. and Liberty Global Ventures Holding B.V., the two selling shareholders, said they had have decided to cancel the planned flotation due to the adverse impact of recent volatility in the financial markets. The pair said they […]

Canal+ Poland launches Android TV-based online TV offering with new box

Canal+ Polska has launched a new Android TV-based hybrid online-digital-terrestrial 4K HDR set-top that is squarely aimed at consumers looking to consume TV online. The device, based on version 9.0 of Android TV, offers access to 76 live channels and on-demand content from Canal+ as well as digital-terrestrial channels via an in-built tuner, the Premiery […]

Free to acquire Poland’s Play for €2.2bn

French service provider Free/Iliad Telecom has launched a public offer for Polish mobile operator Play, potentially enabling it to launch in a third major European market after France and Italy. Free is aiming to secure control of Play and has struck an agreement in principal to take over the 40% controlling stake held by the […]

UPC Poland to extend its reach by half via open fibre initiative

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Polska is to tap the country’s Digital Poland initiative (Operacyjnego Polska Cyfrowa) to extend its reach over fibre-to-the-home to new areas across Poland, extending its reach by an additional 1.7 million homes, the company has announced. The operator is tapping the open fibre initiative supported by Digital Poland funding that […]

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