UPC Poland

Multimedia Polska wards off decline as it awaits OK for Liberty deal

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has seen its revenues dip slightly, with EBITDA remaining stable for the first half, a result hailed by its CEO as “moderately positive” in a situation where the operator’s performance has been negatively affected by a regulatory delay in approving its acquisition by Liberty Global. Revenues dipped by 2% year-on-year […]

Multimedia Polska sells energy unit

Orange Poland has agreed to acquire Multimedia Energia, the energy utility arm of Gdynia-based cable operator Multimedia Polska for PLN37 million (€8.7 million). Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland is in the process of securing regulatory approval for the acquisition of Multimedia Polska, the number three cable operator in the country. Liberty Global agreed to acquire Multimedia […]

UPC Poland first up with TVN catch-up service

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland is to be the first Polish service provider to make Scripps Networks Interactive-owned broadcaster TVN’s Replay TV service available to its subscribers. TVN Replay TV will enable viewers to watch selected broadcast TV programmes for up to seven days after their linear airing.  The catch-up service will be available […]

UPC chief calls for further consolidation in Poland

Consolidation of Polish cable is vital to provide a serious competitor to Orange, according to UPC Poland chief executive Frans-Willem de Kloet. Interviewed for local papers Rzeczpospolita, Dziennika Gazeta Prawna and Puls Biznes, De Kloet said that further consolidation would enable cable to compete more effectively with the national telecom operator. He said that there […]

Multimedia Polska sees solid progress

Multimedia Polska – the Polish cable operator set to be acquired by Liberty Global – has posted revenues of PLN550 million (€126 million) for the first three quarters of 2016, up 4.4% year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months was PLN253.8 million, with an EBITDA margin of 46.1%. The number of services provided by the […]

UPC Poland adds new channels

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has joined the list of Polish TV operators providing the Metro HD and WP HD channels. Metro HD is a new channel providing a mix of movies, documentaries and reality shows, while WP HD offers news and magazine programming covering Poland. UPC Poland will offer both channels as part […]

Multimedia Polska taps ADB for catch-up TV and NDVR

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has tapped set-top box and TV technology provider ADB to provide its personal TV software to enhance its pay TV offering. The use of ADB’s technology will enable Multimedia Polska to launch several new features, including a catch-up TV service that allows subscribers to later watch selected programs that were […]

UPC Poland extends Paramount availability

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has made Paramount Channel HD more widely available by adding the service to its Select pack. Previously Paramount Channel was only available as part of the top-tier Max pack. The move means that the Viacom-owned channel will now extend its reach to one million UPC digital TV subscribers, enabling […]

UPC Poland rolls out Connect Box

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland is rolling out the company’s new Connect Box routers to coincide with the launch of a new package that includes ultra-fast 120Mbps broadband. The Connect Box is Liberty Global’s latest initiative in bringing uniform hardware across its footprint to enable next-generation services. The dual-band box enables 2.4GHz and 5GHz […]

UPC Poland adds channels to line-up

Liberty Global-owned Polish cable operator UPC Poland has added Discovery Turbo Xtra and Discovery Science HD to its TV programming line-up. Male-Focused Discovery Turbo Xtra airs shows including Dieselmania, while Discovery Science airs content including Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking. Both channels will be available in UPC Poland’s Select and Max packages.