UPC Poland

UPC Poland names new finance chief

Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland has named Zoltan Bodnar as its new finance director, succeeding Chris Biedermann. Bodnar was previously chief financial officer of UPC Hungary, and has also worked for companies including Diageo and AstraZeneca. He will report to UPC Poland chief executive Ramiro Lafarga Brollo. Separately, UPC Poland has added TV Puls HD and […]

UPC Poland adds new music channel

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has added music channel Disco Polo Music to its programming line-up. The channel joints 16 other music services on the platform, including Eska TV, Polo TV and Stars.tv.

UPC Poland sees strong demand for Horizon app

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland’s subscribers have downloaded its new Horizon mobile TV app 50,000 times to date, according to the operator. The app, which was launched three weeks ago on the Google Play and Apple App Stores, allows user to view Horizon TV services on their smartphone or tablet. The service provides access […]

UPC Poland appoints O2 Slovakia CEO

Liberty Global has appointed O2 Slovakia CEO Ramiro Lafarga Brollo as managing director of UPC Poland. Brollo will take up his new role on July 1 after and replaces Simon Boyd who retired in late 2013. He will take responsibility for all the day-to-day running of UPC Poland and joins after spending three years in […]

UPC Poland expands WiFi hotspots

Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland has expanded its network of free WiFi hotspots to 200,000, with a commitment to increase this to 600,000 hotspots in the future.  UPC said it would also make hotspots available in selected countries internationally. The cable operators has made its move after piloting public WiFi in Sopot and Krakow. The service […]

PIKE names new vice-president

Polish cable association PIKE has named UPC Poland’s director of corporate and public policy Patrycja Gołos as its new vice-president. Gołos, who oversees international and external communication, relations with government and European regulators and corporate responsibility at UPC, previously also worked for pay TV operator Wizja TV. PIKE, which is currently holding its annual industry […]

UPC extends public WiFi initiative to Krakow

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has extended its public WiFi network rollout to Krakow. UPC Poland previously launched public WiFi in the Baltic Sea resort of Sopot. The operator has rolled out a WiFi hotspot network based on the partitioning of residential WiFi routers. The network is free to all UPC subscribers who have […]

UPC Poland adds film channel to line-up

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has added movie service Stopklatka TV to its line-up of channels.  The channel, which will air international and Polish contemporary and classic movies including The Illusionist, Pulp Fiction, Goodbye Lenin, Ashes and Diamonds and Paris, Je t’aime, will be available to UPC Poland customers with Start, Start HD, Select […]

UPC Poland CEO to leave in January

Long-serving UPC Poland chief executive Simon Boyd is to retire in January. Liberty Global central and eastern Europe chief Betzalel Kenigsztein will take over day-to-day management responsibility at the Polish cable operator until a new CEO is appointed. Boyd has been associated with the company for 16 years and was named executive director Of UPC […]

UPC Poland launches free-to-air service to trump DTT

Polish cable operator UPC Poland has made 35 channels available free to view and unencrypted on its platform.  According to the company, its free to view offering provides a richer channel choice than that offered by digital-terrestrial TV. UPC says it is the first and only operator to provide free-to-air digital channels on this scale. […]