Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat saw its contracted pay-TV subscriber total in 2016 increase by 5.8% to 4,766,429.
The Polish DTH platform nc+ plans to launch an OTT service this year, most probably in the summer, according to its president Manuel Rougeron.
The Polish DTH platform nc+ has added its name to the list of companies critical of a draft law on the funding of public services broadcasting (PSB).
The Czech Republic’s Slagr TV (‘Hit TV’) has made its HbbTV service available to DTH viewers.
Despite inroads OTT has made in many regions, linear TV via satellite will remain a global growth market with over 12,200 new channels over the next 10 years, reaching over 53,600 total by 2026.
Ukraine began this year with 470,800 subscribers to satellite TV services.
The Polish DTH platform nc+ ended 2016 with 2.119 million subscribers.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR will continue to transmit its TV and radio channels for DTH satellite households via Hotbird (13° East).
Bobbles.tv, the German provider of pay-TV packages for expats in Europe, has launched an entertainment platform for Indian viewers.
UPC DTH ended 2016 with 854,000 RGUs in the four Central and East European markets it is present in.