TVP picks Redge Media for SDP

Polish national broadcaster TVP has announced a partnership with Redge Media for the tech company to serve as its service delivery platform. Redge Media, described as the leading SDP in the CEE region, will integrate all streaming services within a single environment. The SDP  consists of DAM (Digital Asset Manager), CMS (Content Management System) and […]

TVP launches subscription VOD service

Polish public broadcaster TVP has launched its own subscription video-on-demand service, Strefa Abo, providing about 150 movies and series for a monthly fee. The service includes archive content from the BBC, such as Allo Allo, War and Peace, House of Cards and Pride and Prejudice, as well as Polish series and other international series. Maciej […]

Virgin Media adds French, Polish and Russian networks

UK pay TV operator Virgin Media has bolstered its offer by securing distribution of channels from France, Poland and Russia. The channels will be offered through the Virgin Worldbox app from today as branded ‘bouquets’, allowing ex-pats to watch programming from their home territories. From France, Liberty Global-owned Virgin will offer public broadcast channels France […]

Cyfrowy Polsat adds new channels

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is adding a raft of new channels to its offering. The pay TV operator added movie channels AMC, kids channel TVP ABC from the country’s public broadcaster and sports channel Eleven Extra, all in HD, to its line-up on January 1. It followed with the addition of Super Polsat, […]

Telewizja Polska deal for SES

Audiovisual engineering and digital technology specialist Studiotech Poland has signed a deal with SES to provide satellite capacity for Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska’s (TVP) satellite newsgathering requirements. Studiotech has taken capacity at the 23.5° East orbital slot. The company recently won a public tender to supply TVP’s SNG needs. We are pleased to enter […]

EBU welcomes EU move on Polish media law

The EBU has welcomed the EU’s initiation of a preliminary ‘structured dialogue’ with the Polish government about the country’s controversial new media law under the ‘rule of law’ powers created in 2014 to protect democratic values. The European Commission has requested information on the impact of changes in the law on Poland’s public service broadcasters, […]

Juncker: EU unlikely to trigger ‘rule of law’ over Polish media law

The EU is unlikely to take action against Poland over its new media law under the ‘rule of law’ mechanism that could ultimately lead to the country losing its EU voting rights, according to EU president Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker, in the Netherlands to mark the inauguration of the Dutch presidency of the EU Council, told […]

EBU warns on threat to Polish pubcaster independence

EBU president Jean-Paul Philippot has written an open letter to Poland’s new president expressing his “grave concern” about proposed changes to public service media in the country. The EBU is concerned that structural and personnel changes affecting the governance of EBU members Telewizja Polska and Polskie Radio will compromise their independence. “Any changes in the […]

Numericable-SFR adds Polish bouquet

French service provider Numericable-SFR has added a Polish bouquet to its La Box Fibre services across both the Numericable and SFR networks. The Bouquet Polonais comprises four channels, available for €6.90 a month. The service will include iTVN and iTVN Extra, entertainment channels from TVN Group aimed at Poles living abroad, new channel TVN24 and […]

New Polish kids channel to launch on Vectra

Polish cable operator Vectra is adding new kids channel TVP ABC and news channel Polsat News HD to its programming line-up. TVP ABC, from public broadcaster TVP, will launch on February 15, while Polsat News HD will launch on Vectra on February 12. TVP ABC will air kids shows including Domisie, Domowe Przedszkole, Pszczółka Maja and […]