Eutelsat expands Cyfrowy Polsat business
September 7, 2017
By Chris Forrester
Polish broadcasting group Cyfrowy Polsat has signed a long-term contract with Paris-based Eutelsat for the lease of multiple transponders. The deal covers the extension of existing contracted capacity and expansion of bandwidth at Eutelsat’s ‘Hotbird’ video position.
This new contract consolidates a collaboration that began in 1992 with the launch of Polsat, Poland’s first commercial channel, on an Eutelsat satellite.
The new contract adds 33 MHz to the capacity already used at the Hotbird position by Cyfrowy Polsat. TV Polsat provides 24 popular channels under its brand and Cyfrowy Polsat offers approximately 180 channels, including over 80 in HD, to 4.8 million pay-TV subscriptions.
Commenting on the deal, CTO of Cyfrowy Polsat and Telewizja Polsat Dariusz Działkowski said: “As Poland’s leading media group and the largest pay-TV platform, we have always placed the quality of our services among our priorities and their regular development as one of the main goals of our business strategy. The new satellite capacity and long-term cooperation with a reliable partner create a stable environment and give us a lot of comfort in these two areas.”