Telekomunikacja Polska signed a cooperation agreement with CANAL+

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Yesterday Telekomunikacja Polska (TP) signed an agreement with CANAL+ Cyfrowy, an operator of CYFRA+, concerning cooperation which will allow TP to provide customers with TV programs via satellite, based on the CANAL+ technical infrastructure.

This will allow to receive TV channels offered by the operator in the triple play offer (telephone services, Broadband, TV) through a satellite transmission in the areas, where rendering this service via cable is limited due to technical or economic reasons. Apart from the TV offer within the triple play service, customers will get an access to CYFRA+ TV channels packages.

TP customers who would like to benefit from the new offer, will receive hybrid decoders for the reception of TV channels and services via satellite as well as internet access through technologies such as CDMA or WiMAX.

The service is planned to be launched in the second half of 2008.

Implementation of the offer is a part of the realization of TP strategy for the years 2008-2010, announced in July 2007, regarding development of convergent services through a TV offer, among others. The agreement with CYFRA+ will help to expand TP services regardless the type of technical access to the customer.

According to the agreement, CYFRA+, apart from satellite TV, will also offer to its customers TP services: broadband and telephony services.

Under the agreement the parties are to negotiate a number of detailed terms and conditions of their co-operation by 31 March 2008.