BBC eyes bigger Polish role

December 12, 2012 07.45 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

The BBC may consider taking part in the contest for the remaining slots on Polandís first DTT multiplex, according to Jacek Koskowski, GM and VP CEE at BBC Worldwide.

Speaking to Rzeczpospolita, he added that is waiting for the tender to be announced by the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) and to see its terms and conditions before making a decision.

Asked about OTT services, he added that the BBC is trialing the subscription-based Global iPlayer in 16 markets and will again make decisions about its future once the results of these tests are known.

Koskowski also said the BBC is open to working with the Polish public broadcaster TVP in introduction of HbbTV services in the country.

BBC Worldwide currently distributes the channels BBC Knowledge, Lifestyle, CBeebies and Entertainment in Poland and recently they secured distribution on Cyfrowy Polsat, the countryís leading DTH platform.