It has been named by the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) in the results of the findings into a consultation the regulator called at the beginning of April. While PIKE supported the idea of a channel created by local broadcasters, the other nine interested parties each outlined their own ideas.
For instance, two – TVN and Mango-Media – supported a teleshopping channel, while Telewizja Puls put forward a number of suggestions including a sport, religious or information based channel.
The remaining interested parties were Agora, Discovery Networks CEEMEA, Fratria, Wirtualne Polska, PIKSEL and ZPR Media.
Summarising, the KRRiT says that the majority view supported universal, lifestyle or information based channels. However, those who currently used cable or DTH to distribute their services had mixed views, identifying a number of genres ranging from sport to movies.
The upcoming MUX 8 has three slots reserved for the public broadcaster TVP, with the remaining four, for SD services, to be allocated by the KRRiT.