All eyes on TV Puls

The Polish regional station TV Puls is attracting interest from six prospective local and foreign investors.

According to Wirtualne Media, they are understood to include TVN, Agora, Axel Springer, Bertelsmann and Polsat, with a deal likely to be reached as soon as the beginning of 2009.

TV Puls was backed by News Corp until it decided to sell its stake in the station back to the Franciscan Brothers and Dariusz Dabski in November.

Although they currently hold respective stakes of 51% and 49%, both are keen to secure a strategic investor.