Polandís Cyfrowy Polsat pay-TV platform increases Hot Birdô 9 capacity
March 6th, 2009 - 12:13 UTC
Eutelsat Communications and Cyfrowy Polsat, the leading pay-TV satellite platform in Poland, have announced the signature of a new contract for an additional transponder on Eutelsatís Hot Birdô 9 satellite to support the continued expansion of digital entertainment services, including new HDTV channels for Polish satellite television homes.
With this new long-term lease Cyfrowy Polsat is now using a total of four transponders at Eutelsatís Hot Birdô video neighbourhood, reaching a subscriber base of more than 2.7 million homes in Poland, up by 32 per cent from January to December 2008.
Available exclusively from the Hot Birdô position, the Cyfrowy Polsat platform broadcasts more than 70 digital channels, including five HDTV channels: Polsat Sport HD, Eurosport HD, HBO HD, Discovery HD and MTVNHD.