Eutelsat strengthens its position in Poland
October 14th, 2009

Eutelsat Communications has announced a further extension of its multi-year relationship with Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland’s leading pay-TV operator, with the renewal of a contract for three transponders at the Hot Bird™ neighbourhood. This new lease with Eutelsat follows the contract for a fourth transponder inked by Cyfrowy Polsat in March 2009 to support the on-going expansion of Poland’s leading pay-TV platform with the launch of new TV services.

Launched in 2000 from Eutelsat’s Hot Bird™ position, Cyfrowy Polsat currently broadcasts over 75 Polish-language channels to more than 2.8 million subscribers. In 2007 Cyfrowy Polsat launched HDTV in its platform and now offers six channels, including Polsat HD, Polsat Sport HD, Eurosport HD, HBO HD, MTVNHD and Discovery HD. In addition, Cyfrowy Polsat subscribers can access over 500 free to air television and radio channels which can be received in Poland from the Hot Bird™ satellites.

(Source: Eutelsat)