This year’s PIKE international conference and exhibition was held at a new congress centre (ICE) in the city of Kraków and took as its theme Towards a Digital Single Market.
Forming an association of paid-for content owners could be first step to monetising content on the internet, according to Boguslaw Kisielewski, president of the management board at Kino Polska.
Scripps Networks may make further acquisitions such as Poland’s TVN in the future.
Competition from FTA DTT services has had no real impact on Polsat’s business, according to Zygmunt Solorz-Zak, the company’s owner and founder.
The Digital Single Market (DSM) evokes mixed feelings among key players in Poland’s TV industry.
The Polish cable industry is helping to develop the country’s economy in 10 key ways, according to the findings of a new report produced by PwC in cooperation with PIKE.
Poland is a very specific country and its cable industry may not necessarily benefit from the Digital Single Market (DSM), while Russia, despite not being in the EU, faces its own regulatory problems.
Most Polish cable operators are wary of the arrival of Netflix in the country and refuse to repeat the oft-quoted mantra of seeing the SVOD service as an opportunity rather than a threat.
Poland will host Cable Congress in March 2016, with the event taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw.
The BBC is in active discussions about introducing its BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First brands in Poland next year.