Poland’s Vectra integrates SPI International’s FilmBox+

SPI International’s streaming service FilmBox+ is integrating with the platform of Polish cable and pay TV operator Vectra. Vectra customers can now watch FilmBox+ series, movies and live channels on various devices including Vectra’s latest TV Smart 4K Box Android TV set-tops. The new service is available to all individual Vectra customers, both in packages […]

FilmBox+ launches in Poland

Polish operator, Vectra, in partnership with SPI International’s Poland subsidiary, Kino Polska Group, is to add the FilmBox+ service to its offering. The deal marks FilmBox+ debut in the Polish market, which will showcase series, films and thematic programmes. Its offering will also deliver TV channels of the Kino Polska Group and SPI International available […]

Poland’s Vectra acquires local Silesian operator Elsat

Polish cable operator Vectra has increased its footprint by acquiring local Silesian service provider Elsat. Elsat, which has been operating in the region for 30 years, serves around 15,000 homes out of a total footprint of 33,000 homes. It is active in nine cities in Upper Silesia – Ruda Śląska, Bytom, Radzionków, Mikołów, Świętochłowice, Gliwice, […]

NENT Group ‘set for bigger losses’ in near term, but international prospects look good

Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) is set to incur increased cumulative losses as it spends more on content to feed its international growth ambitions for streaming service Viaplay, but the company’s big international bet is likely to be justified, according to analysts at Berenberg. Following NENT Group’s announcement that it was doubling its international subscriber outlook […]

NENT Group to distribute Viaplay via Vectra in Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has struck a distribution deal for its forthcoming Polish version of Viaplay with major cable TV operator Vectra. The  multi-year distribution deal will see the streaming service made available to Vectra’s 1.7 million customers. Viaplay will launch in Poland on August 3, offering a mix of Viaplay Originals, international films […]

Poland’s Vectra launches first Android box in further shift to IP

Polish cable operator Vectra has launched its first Android TV set-top box, adding to two IP-based devices it has already launched to its customer base. Vectra said the new box has been undergoing commercial user trials among its subscriber base since May and will be launched more widely soon along with a more flexible service […]

Insight TV expands in Poland with Vectra distribution deal

4K UHD broadcaster Insight TV has continued its expansion drive with a new distribution deal with Vectra. Vectra is Poland’s largest cable platform, and the deal will see Insight’s channel reach over 1.7 million subscribers in the country. Insight TV’s 4K UHD channel will launch on September 1 in the country, with a feed fully […]

Canal+ Polska investors working on possible IPO

ITI Neovision, the holding company for Polish pay TV operator Canal+ Polska, is “working with shareholders and advisors” on a possible IPO that minority shareholders are entitled to trigger. The company said in a statement that Canal+ Group intends to maintain its role as a strategic shareholder in the company regardless of the outcome of […]

Polish watchdog clears way for cable consolidation

Polish competition regulator the UOKiK has approved the acquisition of cable operator Multimedia Polska by Vectra, but with conditions. The move opens the way to a long-awaited consolidation in the Polish cable sector. The watchdog has required the sale of networks in eight cities in which the market shares of the merger partners is particularly […]

Polish regulator opens consultation on regulating cable access

Polish communications regulator the UKE  has opened a consultation on regulating cable access networks in multiple dwelling units. The UKE said that the new rules were “designed to meet the needs of telecommunications undertakings, while not interfering with the operation of infrastructure operators.” The watchdog has proposed creating a tool to be used by market […]

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