The Polish DTH platform Cyfra+ has added TVP HD and BBC HD to its offer.
As a result, in now provides its subscribers with a total of 13 channels in HD, the other being Canal+ Film HD, Canal+ Sport HD, HBO HD, Cinemax HD, Filmbox HD, Fox Life HD, MTV HD, Eurosport HD, Eurosport 2 HD, National Geographic HD, Nat Geo Wild HD and Animal Planet HD.
TVP HD was launched by the Polish public broadcaster TVP in September 2008 and is the only national service in the country distributed in 1080i/50, 16:9 format and 5.1 sound.
BBC HD is now available as part of the Prestiowy HD+ tier and the HD Mix option, as well as a standalone channell; itl is available with a dual language option enabling viewers to access both a Polish audio and the original English-language option. The deal was originally reported last April in Broadband TV News.
Cyfra+ is one of five DTH platforms operating in Poland and currently has 1.55 million subscribers.