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Cyfrowy Polsat and Discovery team up to create Polish OTT JV

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat and Discovery are to create a joint OTT TV platform for the Polish and international markets. The new offering will provide access to Polish films, series, documents, sports and entertainment programs in one place. The offer will include a wide range of local TVN and Polsat productions as well as […]

TVN launches Player+ with Canal+ and HBO content

Polish broadcast group TVN has launched Player+, an expanded video-on-demand and live channel offering that now includes Canal+ and HBO content without long-term commitments. The pay-monthly subscription service includes premium content from nc+, the Polish pay TV service that is jointly operated by Canal+ Group and TVN, and on-demand films and series from Canal+ and […]

Media groups ‘must deepen collaboration’ to see off internet giants threat

European media groups need to come together and collaborate in order to stave off the threat presented by global internet giants, including collaboration in content and platforms, according to Christian Anting, Polish broadcaster TVN’s digital chief and co-chairman of the European Media Alliance, the grouping of key European broadcasters forged in 2014 to promote initiatives […]

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 […]

TVN extends reach of Player.pl with Onet deal

Polish broadcaster TVN is to make its Player.pl service available via the country’s leading internet portal, Ringier Axel Springer Media-backed Onet.pl, from tomorrow. The deal between TVN and Onet.pl will see the TVN Player added to Onet’s free video-on-demand portal vod.pl. Technical support and advertising sales will be carried out by TVN itself. Maciej Maciejowski, […]

Scripps’ TVN sells Polish tele-shopping channel

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster TVN has sold tele-shopping channel Mango-Media to retail and e-commerce group Studio Moderna Polska. TVN said that the deal means that both companies will benefit from economies of scale and new business opportunities. The sale has already been approved by the Polish competition watchdog. Mango-Media is the leading tele-shopping channel […]

New Polish law could place strict limit on foreign ownership

Polish politicians from the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party are mulling changes in the country’s media rules that could restrict foreign ownership of media assets to as little as 15%, according to local reports. The PiS government plans to introduce new legislation covering concentration of media ownership in the autumn. According to leading daily […]

TVN in tax protest

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster TVN has lodged a protest about a tax demand made by the country’s authorities in relation to the sale of the merger of digital platform ‘n’ with Cyfra+ in 2012 to create nc+, before Scripps acquired the company. The tax administration has demanded PLN110 million (€26 million) from TVN in […]

Cyfrowy Polsat wins Polish Champions League battle

Polish free and pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat has secured the rights to Champions League and Europa League football in the country. The rights were previously held by the rival pay broadcaster, TVN-backed nc+. Cyfrowy Polsat has secured the rights for the 2018-21 seasons to the two competitions for TV, internet and mobile distribution. The […]

Ringier Axel Springer buys out TVN, takes full control of Onet

Ringier Axel Springer Media has become the sole owner of Polish web portal Onet after buying the remaining 25% of the business it doesn’t already own from joint venture partner TVN. The acquisition stems from an agreement signed by Scripps-owned Polish media company TVN and Ringier Axel Springer Media in 2012, the year that the […]

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