The Netflix effect – OTT in Europe

Netflix has taken the Nordic markets by storm since launching there in 2012

Netflix’s next stage of its European expansion is now close, but will its success rate continue and how far is the SVoD giant informing the OTT strategies of other players in the European market? Andy… Read more

Liberty Global acquisition drive “slowing down” and turning vertical

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries

Liberty Global is unlikely to acquire fixed networks in further European markets and is not interested in acquiring mobile networks, but could drive consolidation in Poland, according to CEO Mike Fries, speaking to the Wall… Read more

Orange grows TV subscriber numbers by 10%

Orange TV Spain

Orange reported 6.77 million IPTV and satellite customers in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 9.8% year-on-year. Orange’s largest TV market is France where it reported 5.78 million IPTV and satellite customers… Read more

Orange Polska grows TV customer base


Orange Polska increased its total TV customer base by 3% year-on-year from 699,000 to 720,000 in the second quarter of 2014. Announcing its latest earnings, the firm said that in the quarter it had 129,000… Read more

Vectra ups offer for Netia shares

Netia thumb

Polish cable operator Vectra has upped the price of its tender offer for shares in alternative telecom operator Netia, from PLN5.31 (€1.28) to PLN5.41 per share. The price is valid until July 29 inclusive. The… Read more

Cyfrowy Polsat offers HBO Go to HD customers

Game of Thrones

Polish pay TV provider, Cyfrowy Polsat, is offering free access to HBO Go for its HD customers until the end of August. The limited promotion offers full access to more than 2,000 hours of HBO… Read more

Poland’s Vectra moves in on Netia


Gdynia-based Polish cable operator Vectra has submitted a bid to acquire a one third stake in Netia, the country’s leading alternative telco for about PLN609 million (€146 million).  Vectra has placed a public tender to… Read more

CEE audiences turning away from national channels

Marcin Boroszko

Mainstream national TV channels are losing their grip on viewers across central and eastern Europe as people turn to niche and thematic channels, according to Marcin Boroszko, CEO and president of the board at Poland-based… Read more

Cyfrowy Polsat adds HBO Go to set-top boxes

HBO's Game of Thrones

Polish pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat is making the HBO Go multiscreen on-demand service available via its connected satellite set-top boxes following a software upgrade. From Monday viewers will be able to access the first… Read more

Poland’s Ipla to debut new drama online


Cyfrowy Polsat’s OTT platform Ipla is to premiere new Polish crime drama series Na krawędzi 2 (On the Edge 2) two months ahead of its debut on linear TV. The first episode of the latest… Read more