Over 15 million Poles can already use LTE Plus Advanced Internet
Internet LTE Plus Advanced of Cyfrowy Polsat Group reached over 15 million Poles at that time, and LTE technology was available to practically all inhabitants of Poland.
Nine products and services in smartDOM. New communication of the biggest multi-play offer on the polish market
Cyfrowy Polsat and Plus started a new phase of communication of their smartDOM strategic offer. This unique program has been promoted since then under the slogan “Home Savings Scheme” (Domowy Program Oszczędnościowy). It includes as many as nine products and services which customers can combine and thanks to this reduce their bills by even PLN 1000 annually.
Polsat Doku HD in the portfolio of Polsat TV channels
On 10 February 2017, Polsat TV extended its portfolio of thematic channels with Polsat Doku HD. This channel offers a broad selection of the best, premiere documentaries from across the world, with diverse topics addressed to the entire family.
New programming of Polsat TV – Spring 2017
Spring 2017 in Polsat means the start of new seasons of our programs: “Our new house”, “The Brain Show”, “Your face sounds familiar”, “Dancing with the stars” and TV series: ”Nanny in a big city” or “Far from the stretchers – Reanimation”. Materials from the new programming of Polsat, many of them made available before premiere, were also offered in IPLA online television.
Montenegro vs. Poland match broadcasted in Polsat and Polsat Sport attracted over 7.7 million viewers
The Polish National Team in an important match beat the hosts in Podgorica 2 : 1 and halfway through the qualifying stage to the World Cup 2018 in Russia it held the first place in Group “E” ahead of Montenegro and Denmark. The match was very popular among viewers – the biggest audience was attracted to Polsat and Polsat Sport at the end of the second half of the match after a goal scored by Łukasz Piszczek, as many as 9.1 million viewers watched the broadcast at that time.
Redemption of Litenite notes
On 12 April 2017, a subsidiary Litenite delivered a voluntary early redemption notice to noteholders of the Litenite Notes, setting the date of the early redemption and the early redemption value. The early redemption was executed on 26 April 2017 according to the value determined in the terms of issuance of the Litenite Notes at the total level of PLN 886,703,685.12 increased by a premium for early redemption in the amount of PLN 58,658,296.32.
Polsat Media opened a new platform for influencers
Polsat Media Advertising Office extended its offer with a platform for influencers called Polsat Media AdTube, which associates popular creators of video content in the Internet. Implementation of Polsat Media AdTube platform was another step in the development of the offer and execution of the Polsat Media’s strategy, focusing in particular on the segment of product placement and non-standard actions, sponsoring and events.
Polsat SuperHit Festival 2017 in Sopot
From 26 to 28 May 2017, the stage of Opera Leśna in Sopot hosted another edition of the Polsat SuperHit Festival, with performances by the biggest music stars. Muniek Staszczyk with his band T.Love, celebrated 35 years on the music market in Poland, while Eva Farna celebrated her 10th anniversary of stage performances. Most popular performers, whose songs were played by the biggest Polish radio stations, took the stage during the “Radio Hit of the Year” concert.
Polsat Music – new music channel of Polsat TV
Polsat Music, added to the portfolio of channels of the Polsat Group, is a channel addressed to the fans of the hottest hits from around the globe as well as Polish artists whose songs are played in the biggest radio stations in Poland and who are most popular among the users of online music streaming services.
Adopting a resolution about payment of dividend for 2016
On 27 June 2017, the Annual General Meeting of the Company adopted a resolution based on which the dividend for 2016 was paid on 3 August 2017. The dividend amounted to PLN 204.7 million, that is 35.4% of the Company’s net profit for 2016. The value of dividend per one share amounted to PLN 0.32 and the total number of shares entitled to the dividend was 639,546,016.
Implementation of the Roam Like At Home (RLAH) principle
In accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and Council dated 25 November 2015, effective 15 June 2017 the retail charges for regulated roaming services have been equalized with the domestic prices (the Roam Like At Home regulation). The third quarter of 2017 was the first quarter in which RLAH principle was in full force and in which its full effects were visible.
Thanks to the implementation of the RLAH principle, from 15 June 2017 the Group’s customers travelling to the European Economic Area (EEA) can enjoy telecommunication services on terms which are identical to the ones valid at home.
„Polsat Boxing Night 7: New deal” gala on Cyfrowy Polsat and IPLA
“Polsat Boxing Night 7: New Deal” gala took place on 24 June 2017. During the last Saturday of June, in Ergo Arena Gdańsk, Tomasz Adamek competed against Solomon Haumono in the main fight of the night. Krzysztof Głowacki and Mateusz Masternak also presented their skills in the ring. The gala was available under “pay-per-view” (PPV) scheme to the subscribers of Cyfrowy Polsat and IPLA users at the price of PLN 40.
All UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches in Cyfrowy Polsat
Polsat Group has acquired, for Polish fans, exclusive rights for showing the CL and EL matches across all distribution channels, including TV, the Internet and mobile devices. Starting in August 2018, for three years (until 2021), all 1000 + matches of UEFA Champions League and Europa League will be available exclusively in Polsat channels. The 2018/2019 season will be a new chapter in the history of the Champion’s League and Europa League thanks to numerous novelties and improvements introduced by UEFA for viewers and fans. All this will be available on Polsat channels only, while Cyfrowy Polsat will be the only digital TV platform to show these events.
Cyfrowy Polsat and Plus as partners of the Culture Scene (Scena Kultury) for the second time
Cyfrowy Polsat and Polkomtel, the operator of Plus mobile network, supported for the second time the strongest cultural project on the Polish seaside – the Culture Scene (Scena Kulturalna). In six seaside cities of Poland the operators ensured for the event’s participants, among others, a free of charge Wi-Fi zone, a chill-out zone and volleyball courts. The Culture Scene focuses on promoting the culture and entertainment, whereas following the tourists in the summer was and remains its basic assumption.
“Sunny station” action in the most popular resorts in Poland
From 21 July until the end of August, Polsat TV and 4FUN.TV invited to active and safe leisure at the Polish seaside and to take part in the “Sunny Station” action. During that time, in selected, most popular seaside resorts the tourists could visit a special leisure city with extraordinary attractions for children and adults, meet music and TV stars, participate in sport events, competitions and have fun to the rhythm of club music.
New programming of Polsat TV – autumn 2017
Autumn novelties in the programming of Polsat TV included: an adventure reality show “Survival Island”, “#Supermodel Plus Size” show and a new TV series: “To the rhythm of the heart”. Materials from the new programming of Polsat TV are also available to the users of IPLA online television.
Cyfrowy Polsat Group scales up at Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD position
Polsat marks 25 years of satellite broadcasting with new capacity at Poland’s leading video market. The leased capacity was increased on HOT BIRD by 33MHz due to the needs of Cyfrowy Polsat – Poland’s largest satellite platform and pay TV operator and Polsat TV, the leading commercial broadcaster in Poland. The new capacity will support the continued expansion of digital entertainment services and raise the bar for better image quality.
Polsat TV content distributed through VoD.pl service of Onet-RAS Polska Group
Polsat Group, the biggest media-and-telecommunication group in Poland, and Onet – Ringier Axel Springer Polska Group (RASP) entered into cooperation in the field of distribution of popular TV series and programs of Polsat TV through VoD.pl service belonging to the Onet RAS Polska Group.
More, faster and in a more stable way! LTE Internet of Plus and Cyfrowy Polsat accelerates to nearly 500 Mb/s
Cyfrowy Polsat Group has successfully implemented another innovative technological solutions thanks to which the Mobile Internet is even faster and more stable, and the network has a bigger capacity! Białystok is the first Polish city the citizens of which can take advantage of the latest state-of-the-art technologies. 256 QAM modulation was launched there, which allows for data transfer faster by as many as 33%, and on top of that MIMO 4×4 was implemented in 2600 MHZ band, thanks to which the speed of Internet access in this band has doubled. From that moment on, the maximum speed of data download in LTE Plus Advanced network is 498 Mb/s.
9.5 million viewers watched Poland vs. Montenegro match in Polsat and Polsat Sport
Nearly 9.5 million viewers watched the last match of the qualifying stage which secured Poland’s qualification to the FIFA World Cup. The match was broadcast on open channels of Polsat and Polsat Sport and it attracted the biggest audience out of 10 matches played by the Polish National Team.
“Najlepszy”– a first movie developed under the Digital Artist Zone opened in cinemas
The first movie developed under the Digital Artist Zone – “Najlepszy” (Breaking the limits), directed by Łukasz Palkowski, opened in cinemas across Poland on 17 November 2017. The film tells the story, inspired by real life, of Jerzy Górski who finished the “deadly race” while setting the world record in the triathlon world cup, and won the title of double Iron Man. Nearly 750 thousand people watched the movie in cinemas.
Acquisition of a block of shares of Netia S.A. Planned new services in the multiplay offer of Cyfrowy Polsat Group
Cyfrowy Polsat acquired a block of ca. 32% shares of Netia for the total amount of PLN 638.7 million and is interested in the purchase of a controlling stock in this Company, aimed at expanding its attractive portfolio of services for the Group’s customers and boosting of the development of multiplay offer.
Polsat Group to boost its TV segment. Polsat TV with new channels from ZPR Media Group
Polsat Group continues its development strategy for the television production and broadcasting segment as, pursuant to an agreement executed with ZPR Media Group, it acquires 100% of shares in the companies owning Eska TV, Eska TV Extra, Eska Rock TV, Polo TV and Vox Music TV channels, as well as a 34% stake in the company owning Fokus TV and Nowa TV stations, and concluded a preliminary share purchase agreement pertaining to further 15% of shares in that company to be acquired in the future. The total value of the transaction is circa PLN 103 million and it will be financed from the Group’s own funds. The transaction will reinforce the position of Polsat Group, a group owned by Polish capital, against international and local competitors on the Polish media market.
25th anniversary of Polsat TV
TV Polsat celebrated 25th years of its operations during the official gala which took place in the Grand Theater in Warsaw. The gala was broadcasted live in Polsat TV. It was a wonderful time for all people closely related to Polsat: creators, artists, friends, viewers and fans of the channel.