The leading Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat has been fined just under PLN1 million (€245,300) by the country’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).
The regulator launched an investigation into Cyfrowy Polsat last August, focusing its attention on the rules and regulations the platform applies to the reception of its services.
One in particular – changing the number and type of channels in programme packages and believing this to not be contrary to the terms of agreements signed by customers – was deemed to be unacceptable by the UOKiK.
Cyfrowy Polsat is required to stop the practice and publish the UOKiK’s decision on its website within six months.
Failure to do so could result in a further fine of up to 10% of Cyfrowy Polsat’s revenues in 2009.