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Polish regulator approves merger of ‘n’ and Cyfra Plus

Polish competition regulator UOKiK has approved the merger between Canal Plus’ Polish subsidiary Cyfra Plus and rival TVN Group, operator of the ‘n’ pay TV platform.

The pair’s strategic partnership will see the creation of a new unified platform with a base of 2.5 million subscribers.
Canal Plus is expected to take up to 40% of N-Vision, the company that controls 51% of TVN Group.
The deal is also expected to give Canal Plus a 51% stake in the merged platform, with TVN holding 32% and Liberty Global holding 17%.

TVN Group said it expected the deal to close before the end of the year. CEO Markus Tellenbach said the integration of the Cyfra Plus and ‘n’ platforms would begin immediately after the deal is completed in order to take advantage of planned synergies.

High TV 3D makes Belgian debut on Telenet

3D channel High TV has launched in Belgium on Telenet’s cable platform.

The channel, which began airing in the US in 2010, airs entertainment shows, news, travel shows from around the world, exclusive dramas, comedies, fitness programmes and movies in 3D.

“We are delighted that we can now offer our subscribers 24/7 high quality native 3D programming,” said Benny Salaets, vice-president, content at Telenet.

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