Naming of new Agora chief signals move beyond press sector

Polish media company Agora SA (www.agora.pl) has named broadcast executive Marek Sowa as the new president of its management board in a move that signals a shift in focus toward…
03-09-2007

Polish, British museums launch joint historical film project

Warsaw's newest museum, the Polish History Museum, has launched a joint project with a London museum to bring the modern history of Poland to the public through the medium of…
31-08-2007

Filmgoing trends in Western Europe a sharp contrast to Central Europe

Box office in Western Europe is forecast to increase by 17% over the next five years, according to a new survey by U.K.-based cinema industry analysts Dodona Research that found…
31-08-2007

Polsat reports lowered net income due to investments

Commercial Polish television broadcaster Polsat reported net income for the first half of 157.4 million zloty (€40.4 million), down about 10% from the same period in 2006, due to increased…
30-08-2007

Four Polish films in main competition at Venice Film Festival

For the first time, Poland will be represented in the main competition at the Venice Film Festival (www.labiennale.org) by four films, all co-produced by the Polish Film Institute. The festival…
29-08-2007

Scandinavian Day at Gdynia festival to highlight cooperation

The artistic director of Poland's most important film festival believes Central Europe filmmakers have much to learn from the close cooperation among the film industries of the Nordic countries.
20-08-2007

UPC revenues rise 10% in 1H

UPC Holding B.V., the Netherlands-based media company with cable and telephone holdings in 11 countries, reported revenues rose 10% year-on-year to €827 million in the first half. The increase was…
17-08-2007

TVN Group 2Q results beat management targets

Private Polish broadcaster TVN Group (www.tvn.pl) said its second-quarter results beat management's own expectations, with revenues up 32% from the same period in 2006 to 407 million zloty (€109 million).…
14-08-2007

Multimedia Polska reports 12.3 percent rise in 1H profits

Triple-play operator Multimedia Polska (www.multimedia.pl) reported first-half profits rose 12.3% compared to the same period in 2006 as it continues its acquisition spree. Multimedia recently acquired 15 cable operators in…
14-08-2007

TVP1 retains its lead in Polish audience share

The average Pole spent two hours and 47 minutes before a TV screen daily in July, according to a new survey by the TNS OBOP agency (www.tns-global.pl). That represents a…
08-08-2007

Jerzy Skolimowski plans new project

Jerzy Skolimowski, a Polish director permanently residing in the U.S.A., plans to stand behind the camera again with Cztery noce z Anna (Four Nights with Anna). It is a story…
06-08-2007

Era New Horizons festival declares winners

The Era New Horizons International Film Festival, in Wroclaw, Poland, came to a close on July 29. The international jury composed of Ron Havilio, an Israeli film director; Marina Fabbri,…
06-08-2007

Eastern Europe upgrading swiftly to digital TV

Eastern Europe is making great strides in the upgrade to digital television, according to a new report by the London-based research company Informa Telecoms & Media, which predicts the number…
02-08-2007

Polish co-production competing at Venice Film Festival

Nightwatching, directed by Peter Greenaway, has been selected as one of the 21 films in main competition at the Venice Film Festival (www.labiennale.org/en/cinema) . The film, about the painter Rembrandt…
31-07-2007

Multimedia Polska acquires 15 cable networks

Multimedia Polska, a leading Polish provider of “triple play” packages of TV, voice and broadband internet service, has acquired 15 cable TV networks in northern Poland for 40.9 million zloties…
30-07-2007

Polish puppet film wins at Annecy

Peter and the Wolf, a short British-Polish co-production made with puppets, won the audience award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (www.annecy.org) in France. The festival concluded on July…
19-07-2007