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Poland’s anti-emissions trading bid struck down by EU court

By Sam Morgan

Poland’s bid to scupper the EU’s recently-updated Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was thrown out by the bloc’s highest court, which ruled on Thursday (21 June) that the advantages of the new system far outweigh the disadvantages.

Polsat moves into esports

By Chris Dziadul

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has granted Telewizja Polsat licences for three satellite-delivered channels.

The first is for Polsat Family, which will show programming of a universal character and second for smart DOM, described as a “specialist guide” that will probably be linked to the smart DOM bundled service that Cyfrowy Polsat already operates.

The third, and arguably most significant, is for Polsat Games, which will aimed at viewers interested in esports and is likely to make its debut in Q3 this year.

Polsat moves into esports

By Chris Dziadul

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has granted Telewizja Polsat licences for three satellite-delivered channels.

The first is for Polsat Family, which will show programming of a universal character and second for smart DOM, described as a “specialist guide” that will probably be linked to the smart DOM bundled service that Cyfrowy Polsat already operates.

The third, and arguably most significant, is for Polsat Games, which will aimed at viewers interested in esports and is likely to make its debut in Q3 this year.

Polsat moves into esports

By Chris Dziadul

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has granted Telewizja Polsat licences for three satellite-delivered channels.

The first is for Polsat Family, which will show programming of a universal character and second for smart DOM, described as a “specialist guide” that will probably be linked to the smart DOM bundled service that Cyfrowy Polsat already operates.

The third, and arguably most significant, is for Polsat Games, which will aimed at viewers interested in esports and is likely to make its debut in Q3 this year.

VOD ad clutter grows in Poland

By Chris Dziadul

Ad clutter is becoming increasingly common on the VOD services operated by Poland’s leading broadcasters TVP, Polsat and TVN.

According to an analysis by Wavemaker, the average ad time on the services TVP.pl, Ipla.tv and Player.pl rose from seven minutes an hour in spring 2017 to 9.5 minutes an hour between March and June this year. This means that the average ad time on the VOD services is now approaching the maximum 12 minutes per hour on commercial broadcasters’ main TV channels, though TVP’s two main channels carry 9.2 minutes and 8 minutes respectively.

Wavemaker notes that despite the growing clutter, TVP.pl, Player.pl and Ipla are at the top of such services with the highest viewability.

According to Wavemaker, based in Gemius AdReal, TVP.pl had the highest viewability rate among selected video services as of this May (95.6%). It was followed by Ipla.tv (93.4%), Player.pl (92.4%) and VOD.pl, (86.6%) with YouTube and Facebook claiming 73% and 45.3% respectively.

Wavemaker also notes that research undertaken by VideoTrack last autumn showed that among video services advertising on TV caused the most irritation among viewers (55%).

The figures for VOD and YouTube advertising were 49% and 47% respectively.

VOD ad clutter grows in Poland

By Chris Dziadul

Ad clutter is becoming increasingly common on the VOD services operated by Poland’s leading broadcasters TVP, Polsat and TVN.

According to an analysis by Wavemaker, the average ad time on the services TVP.pl, Ipla.tv and Player.pl rose from seven minutes an hour in spring 2017 to 9.5 minutes an hour between March and June this year. This means that the average ad time on the VOD services is now approaching the maximum 12 minutes per hour on commercial broadcasters’ main TV channels, though TVP’s two main channels carry 9.2 minutes and 8 minutes respectively.

Wavemaker notes that despite the growing clutter, TVP.pl, Player.pl and Ipla are at the top of such services with the highest viewability.

According to Wavemaker, based in Gemius AdReal, TVP.pl had the highest viewability rate among selected video services as of this May (95.6%). It was followed by Ipla.tv (93.4%), Player.pl (92.4%) and VOD.pl, (86.6%) with YouTube and Facebook claiming 73% and 45.3% respectively.

Wavemaker also notes that research undertaken by VideoTrack last autumn showed that among video services advertising on TV caused the most irritation among viewers (55%).

The figures for VOD and YouTube advertising were 49% and 47% respectively.

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Polish broadcasters spring DTT surprise

By Chris Dziadul

Poland’s three leading broadcasters Telewizja Polska (TVP), TVN and Telewizja Polsat have signed a letter of intent “to build a real alternative in the area of digital terrestrial television broadcasting”.

In the letter they say that: “The intention of the broadcasters is to undertake activities aimed at creating a competitive offer on the Polish market, which will lead to a reduction in the cost of broadcasting programmes on terrestrial digital television.

“The new solution will provide viewers around the country with the best possible quality and coverage of programmes broadcast on terrestrial digital television.

“The parties inform that they have received declarations of cooperation and joining the initiative from other broadcasters disseminating their programmes on digital terrestrial television”.

All 26 DTT channels currently available in Poland are distributed by Emitel and the company has expressed surprise at the letter of intent.

In comments supplied to local media, it says that it has long-standing agreements in place with the broadcasters and believes its prices are fair for all parties.

Polish broadcasters spring DTT surprise

By Chris Dziadul

Poland’s three leading broadcasters Telewizja Polska (TVP), TVN and Telewizja Polsat have signed a letter of intent “to build a real alternative in the area of digital terrestrial television broadcasting”.

In the letter they say that: “The intention of the broadcasters is to undertake activities aimed at creating a competitive offer on the Polish market, which will lead to a reduction in the cost of broadcasting programmes on terrestrial digital television.

“The new solution will provide viewers around the country with the best possible quality and coverage of programmes broadcast on terrestrial digital television.

“The parties inform that they have received declarations of cooperation and joining the initiative from other broadcasters disseminating their programmes on digital terrestrial television”.

All 26 DTT channels currently available in Poland are distributed by Emitel and the company has expressed surprise at the letter of intent.

In comments supplied to local media, it says that it has long-standing agreements in place with the broadcasters and believes its prices are fair for all parties.

After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

By MARC SANTORA

The 2010 death of Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s brother drove his rise to become undisputed power broker in Poland, a country that has begun to lean away from democracy.

Poland’s Kino Polska TV takes majority control of Stopklatka

By Chris Dziadul

SPI subsidiary Kino Polska TV has acquired 41% of shares in Stopklatka from Agora.

As a result, Kino Polska now owns 82.6% of shares in Stopklatka, which operates Poland’s leading terrestrial movie channel Stopklatka TV.

The deal, which follows a letter of intent signed in March announcing the potential acquisition by Kino Polska TV of Agora’s entire stake in Stopklatka, significantly strengthens Kino Polska TV’s position as one of the largest media groups in Poland. Earlier this year, it became the sole owner of the DTT channel Zoom TV after acquiring the stake owned by the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE). Its portfolio also includes the channels Kino Polska and Kino Polska Muzyka.

Commenting on the latest acquisition, Boguslaw Kisielewski, Kino Polska TV chairman of the board, said: “I am glad we have successfully completed this transaction. For us this is an important step in the implementation of the KP Group’s strategy, which is to become one of the five biggest media groups in Poland. Taking over Stopklatka will result in a significant increase in the group’s consolidated revenues and will present a number of benefits in such aspects as cost synergy, as well as in other areas including future negotiations with content suppliers.

“Stopklatka TV ideally fits our portfolio which features mostly movie channels. Thanks to Kino Polska’s television experience and its resources, the network leads the movie channel rankings. I feel joy Stopklatka is under our wings. Our primary objective is to grow our viewership and advertising sales from the DTT segment. At this point I’d like to thank Agora SA for the few years of fruitful cooperation”.

Stopklatka TV is distributed nationally on the first multiplex, as well as by most leading cable networks and DTH platforms in Poland, and claims 11.4 million active users.

Poland’s Kino Polska TV takes majority control of Stopklatka

By Chris Dziadul

SPI subsidiary Kino Polska TV has acquired 41% of shares in Stopklatka from Agora.

As a result, Kino Polska now owns 82.6% of shares in Stopklatka, which operates Poland’s leading terrestrial movie channel Stopklatka TV.

The deal, which follows a letter of intent signed in March announcing the potential acquisition by Kino Polska TV of Agora’s entire stake in Stopklatka, significantly strengthens Kino Polska TV’s position as one of the largest media groups in Poland. Earlier this year, it became the sole owner of the DTT channel Zoom TV after acquiring the stake owned by the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE). Its portfolio also includes the channels Kino Polska and Kino Polska Muzyka.

Commenting on the latest acquisition, Boguslaw Kisielewski, Kino Polska TV chairman of the board, said: “I am glad we have successfully completed this transaction. For us this is an important step in the implementation of the KP Group’s strategy, which is to become one of the five biggest media groups in Poland. Taking over Stopklatka will result in a significant increase in the group’s consolidated revenues and will present a number of benefits in such aspects as cost synergy, as well as in other areas including future negotiations with content suppliers.

“Stopklatka TV ideally fits our portfolio which features mostly movie channels. Thanks to Kino Polska’s television experience and its resources, the network leads the movie channel rankings. I feel joy Stopklatka is under our wings. Our primary objective is to grow our viewership and advertising sales from the DTT segment. At this point I’d like to thank Agora SA for the few years of fruitful cooperation”.

Stopklatka TV is distributed nationally on the first multiplex, as well as by most leading cable networks and DTH platforms in Poland, and claims 11.4 million active users.

Poland’s Kino Polska TV takes majority control of Stopklatka

By Chris Dziadul

SPI subsidiary Kino Polska TV has acquired 41% of shares in Stopklatka from Agora.

As a result, Kino Polska now owns 82.6% of shares in Stopklatka, which operates Poland’s leading terrestrial movie channel Stopklatka TV.

The deal, which follows a letter of intent signed in March announcing the potential acquisition by Kino Polska TV of Agora’s entire stake in Stopklatka, significantly strengthens Kino Polska TV’s position as one of the largest media groups in Poland. Earlier this year, it became the sole owner of the DTT channel Zoom TV after acquiring the stake owned by the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE). Its portfolio also includes the channels Kino Polska and Kino Polska Muzyka.

Commenting on the latest acquisition, Boguslaw Kisielewski, Kino Polska TV chairman of the board, said: “I am glad we have successfully completed this transaction. For us this is an important step in the implementation of the KP Group’s strategy, which is to become one of the five biggest media groups in Poland. Taking over Stopklatka will result in a significant increase in the group’s consolidated revenues and will present a number of benefits in such aspects as cost synergy, as well as in other areas including future negotiations with content suppliers.

“Stopklatka TV ideally fits our portfolio which features mostly movie channels. Thanks to Kino Polska’s television experience and its resources, the network leads the movie channel rankings. I feel joy Stopklatka is under our wings. Our primary objective is to grow our viewership and advertising sales from the DTT segment. At this point I’d like to thank Agora SA for the few years of fruitful cooperation”.

Stopklatka TV is distributed nationally on the first multiplex, as well as by most leading cable networks and DTH platforms in Poland, and claims 11.4 million active users.

Protected grey seals at the mercy of Poland’s ruling party

By Bartosz T. WieliΕ„ski

Poland's ruling party has a peculiar stance when it comes to nature conservation, a clear example of this is the felling of the Białowieża Forest. The recent killings of protected seals along the country's shore have been completely ignored by the party, which believes that ecology is a notion created by the left. EURACTIV's partner Gazeta Wyborcza reports.

Kino Polska TV buys Stopklatka

By Chris Dziadul

Kino Polska TV has secured control of Stopklatka, buying a 41.14% stake in the company from Agora for PLN32.17 million (€7.52 million).

Following the deal, Kino Polska now owns 82.64% of Stopklatka, which operates the film channel Stopklatka TV.

As previously reported by Broadband TV News>, the move is significant in that it effectively marks Agora’s exit from Poland’s TV market.

At the same time, it underlines Kino Polska TV’s intention to be one of the leading players in the market.

Earlier this year, it acquired the remaining 30% of the channel Zoom TV from Poland’s Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE) to become its sole owner.

Kino Polska TV buys Stopklatka

By Chris Dziadul

Kino Polska TV has secured control of Stopklatka, buying a 41.14% stake in the company from Agora for PLN32.17 million (€7.52 million).

Following the deal, Kino Polska now owns 82.64% of Stopklatka, which operates the film channel Stopklatka TV.

As previously reported by Broadband TV News>, the move is significant in that it effectively marks Agora’s exit from Poland’s TV market.

At the same time, it underlines Kino Polska TV’s intention to be one of the leading players in the market.

Earlier this year, it acquired the remaining 30% of the channel Zoom TV from Poland’s Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE) to become its sole owner.

Kino Polska TV buys Stopklatka

By Chris Dziadul

Kino Polska TV has secured control of Stopklatka, buying a 41.14% stake in the company from Agora for PLN32.17 million (€7.52 million).

Following the deal, Kino Polska now owns 82.64% of Stopklatka, which operates the film channel Stopklatka TV.

As previously reported by Broadband TV News>, the move is significant in that it effectively marks Agora’s exit from Poland’s TV market.

At the same time, it underlines Kino Polska TV’s intention to be one of the leading players in the market.

Earlier this year, it acquired the remaining 30% of the channel Zoom TV from Poland’s Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE) to become its sole owner.

Romance TV widens reach in Poland

By Chris Dziadul

Romance TV has secured carriage on the Polish on demand service Ipla.

According to Cyfrowy Polsat, the channel is being offered in the Ipla Filmy i Seriale and Ipla TV packages.

Romance TV is available to viewers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania and Poland.

It made its CEE debut on in Poland on the cable network Toya in 2010 and launched in Hungary and Romania six years later.

Romance TV widens reach in Poland

By Chris Dziadul

Romance TV has secured carriage on the Polish on demand service Ipla.

According to Cyfrowy Polsat, the channel is being offered in the Ipla Filmy i Seriale and Ipla TV packages.

Romance TV is available to viewers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania and Poland.

It made its CEE debut on in Poland on the cable network Toya in 2010 and launched in Hungary and Romania six years later.

Romance TV widens reach in Poland

By Chris Dziadul

Romance TV has secured carriage on the Polish on demand service Ipla.

According to Cyfrowy Polsat, the channel is being offered in the Ipla Filmy i Seriale and Ipla TV packages.

Romance TV is available to viewers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania and Poland.

It made its CEE debut on in Poland on the cable network Toya in 2010 and launched in Hungary and Romania six years later.

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