The Polish national commercial broadcaster Polsat has launched a new adult channel named Playboy Polska. According to local reports, the Hotbird-delivered service is unencrypted, though not available to viewers. However, it will shortly make its debut on Cyfrowy Polsat and is also expected to secure carriage on several cable networks. Playboy Polska was granted a licence by the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) in November 2005 and faced the prospect of losing it for delaying its launch so long. The channel’s name may in due course be changed as it does not wish to restrict its output to Playboy material.