Cyfrowy Polsat Aims to Grow Pay-TV platform with Expanded Eutelsat Capacity Deal
[Via Satellite 11-18-13] Cyfrowy Polsat signed a new contract for additional capacity at Eutelsat‘s Hot Bird video neighborhood and a multi-year agreement to extend the lease of existing capacity.
“The new satellite resources at Eutelsat’s Hot Bird environment will enable us to further expand our channel offering,” said Dariusz Dzialkowski, CTO, Cyfrowy Polsat.
A total of six Hot Bird transponders are now leased by Cyfrowy Polsat satellite platform and its wholly owned broadcasting company, Telewizja Polsat. The new contract will allow the company to expand on its HD offering for its installed base of 3.5 million subscribers. Cyfrowy Polsat’s platform provides access to 37 HD channels included in the 130 Polish channels they carry, of which 80 percent of subscribers are already equipped with HD set-top-boxes.