Scripps Networks UK & EMEA is moving to MPEG-4 compression in Poland ahead of the launch of Polsat Food Network HD and Travel Channel HD on Cyfrowy Polsat on October 1.

However, SD versions of the channels in both MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 will continue to be available to cable subscribers through PLIX, the only neutral commercial internet exchange point in Poland.

Commenting on the development, Phillip Luff, MD, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, said: “Poland continues to be a key market for us and after the successful launch of the SD channels on the Cyfrowy Polsat platform, the opportunity to further increase the availability of our world class programmes in full HD is testament to our commitment to this territory”.