The Polish alternative telco MNI Telecom has acquired an 87.8% stake in Telestar, the operator of the interactive TV channel iTV, for a reported PLN21.02 million (€5.56 million). Earlier this month MNI Telecom, which is based in Radom, formed a MVNO joint venture with Telestar. ITV is one of the longest established interactive TV channels in Poland. Aside from iTV, Telestar’s interests in the country include a number of Internet portals. In the UK, it operates – amongst others – The Dating Channel and Gaydatetv.