Cyfrowy Polsat adds capacity on Hot Bird

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 16-11-2013

Eutelsat Communications and Cyfrowy Polsat have announced a new contract for additional capacity at Eutelsat's Hot Bird video neighbourhood and a multi-year agreement to extend the lease of existing capacity.

A total of six Hot Bird transponders are now leased by Cyfrowy Polsat satellite platform and its wholly-owned broadcasting company, Telewizja Polsat.

The announcement was made in Venice on the occasion of Eutelsatís Broadcast Seminar and the Eutelsat TV Awards.

The additional capacity will help Cyfrowy Polsat to further accelerate the availability of HD content to its installed base of 3.5 million subscribers.

Some 80% of its subscribers are already equipped with HD set-top boxes to access the 37 HD channels included in the 130 Polish channels carried by the platform.