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Discovery sees success with regional strategy ahead of busy 2020

Discovery has seen a positive quarter ahead of the launch of a range of streaming ventures in 2020.  The company reported a total revenue increase of 3% for the quarter, with revenue reaching US$2.68 billion and net income of US$262 million. This is compared to a total revenue of US$2.59 billion and net income of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HBO launches package on Polish OTT TV service Ipla

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV platform Ipla has added an HBO package to its offering as part of an overall revamp of the service that sees the launch of a new user interface with additional search functionality. Ipla is now offering an HBO package comprising five channels. The service will offer HBO HD, HBO 2, HD, […]

Cyfrowy Polsat moves to take control of Netia

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is to take a 32% stake in fixed-line operator Netia, with plans to up its stake to 66% through a tender offer. Cyfrowy Polsat is buying its stake for PLN638.8 million (€152 million), giving Netial an overall value of PLN638.8 million. Cyfrowy Polsat described the move as a strategy […]

Cyfrowy Polsat extends deal with Eutelsat

Polish satellite pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat has signed a new long-term contract with Eutelsat Communications for the lease of multiple transponders. The new agreement adds 33 MHz to the capacity that Polsat already leases at Eutelsat’s Hotbird position, which it will use to expand its digital entertainment services. The deal extends a longstanding deal […]

Polsat’s Ipla joins Onet’s vod.pl

Polish commercial and pay TV broadcaster Polsat Group has struck a deal to make its Ipla OTT TV service available via vod.pl, the on-demand portal from leading internet group Onet. The Ipla player will be embedded within the Vod.pl portal, allowing Vod.pl to feature content from Ipla such as Maciej stec, member of the management […]

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’ channel featuring a mix of factual entertainment programming, including Top Gear, to its Ipla Rozrywka and Ipla Wiedza News Rozrywka packages. The OTT TV service is also offering natural history […]

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