TV sales rise but little chance of HDTV before 2012

According to a Polish News Bulletin reported on’s website, The World Cup is proving particularly beneficial for Polish TV dealers. As of the 18th June retail chains carrying TV equipment have experienced over 10% growth in turnover. Polish viewers are also becoming more interested in HDTV and LCD TV’s. Despite this growth in interest Polish broadcasters are still reluctant to engage in new projects to develop digital TV, due to the high costs involved for what they estimate is only a small number of potential users. Viewers in Poland will probably have to wait until 2012 for the introduction of HDTV according to the article. Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin hinted that the state would not press broadcasters to switch from analogue to digital TV earlier.
Source: Polish News Bulletin via
Item added: 25th June 2006