Wojciech Halka, Poland’s vice-minister of infrastructure, has announced that the country is likely to approve a plan for digital terrestrial broadcasting next month and launch a platform either at the end of this year or beginning of 2006. The plan envisages digital rollout to take place on a region-by-region basis, with the first to be converted being Mazowsze and Wielkopolska, and the analogue switch-off date being 2014. A consortium made up of TVP, Polsat and TVN, the country’s three national broadcasters, is working jointly to launch a DTT platform. In a separate development, Zygmunt Solorz-Zak, the owner of Polsat, has announced that the company may hold an IPO in Warsaw at the end of this year.
Source: Broadband TV News Central Europe