The Polish national commercial station Polsat has strongly dismissed suggestions that it is holding up the country’s transition to digital broadcasting.
In a wide-ranging interview with Gazeta Prawna, the station’s owner Zygmunt Solorz-Zak said it was unwilling to give up its analogue licence, valid until 2014, until a clearer picture of the market emerged.
“Today we don’t know how much the state will contribute to digitalisation, how many multiplexes there will be, how many HD channels and how many services offered for free.”
Solorz-Zak added that Polsat would probably launch youth, children’s and educational channels next year. It also plans to acquire some existing thematic channels from other parties.