Quoting a statement from Mediakom, which represents small and medium-sized cable operators, Presserwis reports that they will see the cost of distributing the whole Polsat portfolio, minus Eleven Sports, more than double from PLN2 (€0.47) to PLN4.63 net per connection.
At the same time, Polsat has demanded that 24 of its 28 channels be included in cable operators’ basic packages.
Although there is the theoretical possibility for operators to buy channels on an a la carte basis, the cost of a package containing these channels will increase to PLN25.
Polsat is also retaining the right to increase the licensing fee by 5% a year.
Furthermore, in order to obtain the right to distribute Polsat’s FTA channels, operators will have to sign up to distribute at least one paid channel.