UPC Polska

Iliad’s Play to fold UPC network into new JV with plan to build out to 6m homes

Iliad Telecom-owned Polish mobile operator Play is to fold the fixed-line HFC and fibre infrastructure of UPC Poland, the cable operator it acquired from Liberty Global, into a new joint venture with private equity outfit InfraVia Capital Partners. Subject to regulatory approval, InfraVia will spend PLN1.775 billion to take a 50% stake in a new […]

New management line-up for Iliad Telecom-owned UPC Poland

Polish cable operator UPC Polska has a new management team following the completion of its acquisition by Iliad Telecom-owned Play from Liberty Global. Led by Jean-Marc Harion as president, the new management board includes Beata Zborowska as financial director and Michał Ziółkowski as technical director. Other members include: Mikkel Noesgaard, marketing director; Piotr Kuriata, director for […]

EC approves UPC Poland sale to Xavier Niel’s Play

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Liberty Global’s Polish operation, UPC Polska, by mobile giant Play, owned by French media tycoon Xavier Niel. UPC said that the acquisition, which it now expects to complete on April 1, will enable the creation of a national champion in the market for digital convergent services. The […]

Iliad makes bid for UPC Poland

French telco Iliad has made an indicative offer for Liberty Global’s Polish ISP UPC. The telco, which agreed a deal to acquire Polish mobile operator Play for more than €2 billion in late 2020, said that it has made an offer of PLN7.3 billion (€1.6 billion) for 100% of UPC Poland’s shares. The bid, it […]

Polish regulator says Liberty Global deal could restrict competition

Polish regulator the UOKiK has ruled that Liberty Global’s long-awaited acquisition of Multimedia Polska could restrict competition in a number of cities across the country. Following its analysis of the impact of the acquisition on competition, the watchdog ruled that the combination of Liberty Global’s UPC Polska with Multimedia Polska could diminish competition in 15 […]

UPC Poland launches Stopklatka as first Horizon app

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has launched a service from movie channel Stopklatka as the first app for its freshly launched Horizon advanced TV platform.  The Stopklatka app offers a range of movie news, trivia and trailers, along with a range of short-form video content. UPC Poland launched a full version of the Horizon […]

Liberty rolls out Horizon in Poland

Liberty Global has launched its next-generation TV service Horizon in Poland via its operator in the country UPC Polska.  Liberty said that Polish subscribers will now be able to access nearly 100 TV channels across any screen – including National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, BBC Lifestyle and BBC Entertainment. It also said it would […]

UPC Polska promotes FilmBox HD channels

Liberty Global-owned cable TV operator UPC Polska is to make SPI’s FilmBox, FilmBox HD, FilmBox Extra and FilmBox Family channels available at no charge to Select package subscribers from March 31 to April 13 as a promotional offering.  Movies made available during the promotional window will include Coco Chanel, The Rum Diary, The Reader and […]

Netia buys network from UPC Polska

Polish IPTV service provider Netia has signed a deal with UPC Polska to buy a part of the former Aster cable operator’s network.  The deal will see Netia take network capacity in Warsaw and Krakow. UPC agreed to buy Aster in 2011 and as part of the approval the President of the Office of Competition […]