Polsat signals sports channel changes
11.14 Europe/London, February 3, 2012 By Chris Dziadul

Polandís Polsat is making a number of important changes to its sports channels.

According to Wirtualne Media, they will see the closure of Polsat Futbol and launch of a HD version of Polsat Sport Extra.

The former was launched in the autumn of 2009 and has had much lower audience shares (up to 0.03%) than the latter (0.17%).

Although there has been speculation that Polsat might launch a basketball channel, this has been denied by the broadcaster.

However, it is expected to develop its terrestrial sports channel Polsat Sport News.

Polsat currently operates a total of 12 thematic channels, four of which are dedicated to sport.