Orange Sport delayed

The full launch of the new Polish sports channel Orange Sport has been put back by a few days, though the service is understood to have been operating on a trial basis since yesterday (July 24).

The Polish Football Association (PZPN) has meanwhile announced that the start of the new Premier League season (Ekstraklasa), coverage of which will be a key plank of Orange Sportís output, has been put back at the request of Canal+.

Separately, the incumbent Polish telco TPSA and Orange, both of which are part of the France Telecom-backed TP Group, have signed an agreement allowing TPSA to use the Orange brand.