Speaking at the opening of the PIKE International Conference and Exhibition in Lodz, former Solidarity leader and Polish president Lech Walesa said that the cable industry is moving ahead so quickly from a technology perspective it is difficult to keep up.
The ways in which viewers access Netflix and Hulu tends to differ significantly, according to studies undertaken by Nielsen.
There are now 732,000 pay-TV homes in Lithuania, with cable accounting for 60% of the total, according to Juozas Jurelionis, VP and director of the Lithuanian Cable TV Association (LKTA).
Zygmunt Solorz-Zak, founder and owner of Polsat, surprised delegates at PIKE 2013 by speaking in support of the public broadcaster TVP, one of his main competitors.
The Polish National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has no plans to privatise the public broadcaster TVP.
There is no mechanism in place for mediation in disputes over copyright issues in Poland, according to Jerzy Straszewski, president of the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications (PIKE).
The cable industry is ideal for private investment and this should be encouraged by a good regulatory strategy, according to Matthias Kurth, executive chairman and member of the executive committee at Cable Europe.
TVP now has 160,000 HbbTV users a month, according to Wieslaw Lodzikowski, the public broadcaster’s director of technology.
PIKE 2012 – Jachranka. Poland’s national public broadcaster TVP plans to shortly start offering VOD services on its new hybrid platform.
PIKE 2012 – Jachranka. Maciej Staszak, the director of the development and strategy department at Cyfrowy Polsat, has said that the digital dividend offers Poland the chance to introduce a pay-DTT package.