Cyfrowy Polsat

Polsat makes digital originals move

Polish pay and free TV broadcaster Polsat Group has selected the first four film and TV original projects to come out of its Cyfrowa Strefa Twórców (Digital Zone) project. Polsat said it that over 250 pitches for films and TV series had been made under the Cyfrowa Strefa Twórców initiative, a digital platform designed and […]

Mixed prospects for CEE pay TV

Almost a third the big pay TV operators in Central and Eastern Europe will shed subscribers in the next five years with a wider economic slowdown in the region hampering their prospects. The forecast comes from Digital TV Research, which noted low subs fees and consumers switching from pay TV to DTT will impact many […]

Cyfrowy Polsat boss resigns

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat’s president Dominik Libicki has resigned over differences in implementing the group’s strategy. Libicki is departing after 20 years with the Polsat Group, Poland’s leading commercial broadcaster. Cyfrowy Polsat said in a statement that its board would press forwards with their existing strategy, and emphasised that the differences with Libicki […]

Polish satellite TV firm bolsters OTT service

Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat is now letting its satellite TV subscribers access paid-for content from its online OTT service Ipla, after output improvements to its set-top boxes. Previously Cyfrowy Polsat customers were only able to access free content from the operator’s online offering, but will now also be able to pay for access to IP-delivered movies […]

News brief: NBCU cuts Polish VOD deal

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution to distribute its films through its VOD service and its OTT platform ipla. The deal covers recent blockbusters such as Les Miserables as well as older titles like Mama Mia, Inglourious Basterds and American Gangster. The deal follows recent VOD […]

Sundance Channel launches dedicated Polish feed

AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, is launching a dedicated Polish feed of the Sundance Channel. Sundance Channel Polska will feature Polish language on-air promos, versioned programming and grassroots promotions, and will replace the Sundance Channel’s Eastern European regional feed that’s currently available in the country. The linear channel will be available […]

Live streaming added to HBO GO in Poland

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has added new functionality to the HBO GO service it offers its subs. HBO GO is premium programmer and channel operator HBO’s on-demand service, allowing HBO customers to watch shows from the channel on-demand and on connected devices. Cyfrowy Polsat was already making GO available to its customers, but […]

13th Street Universal launching in Poland with Bates Motel

Crime and suspense channel 13th Street Universal will roll out in Poland in early April and the new net will give NBC drama series Bates Motel its national debut to coincide with the launch. 13th Street Universal launches on April 4 on the Cyfrowy Polsat DTH platform. The cable net is run by NBCUniversal’s channels […]