Netia and 'n' to launch IPTV pilot in Poland

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 

WARSAW, Poland — Netia SA (“Netia” or the “Company”) (WSE: NET), Poland’s largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

Progress on IPTV

Netia and ‘n’, Poland’s HDTV platform from the ITI Group (Luxembourg: ITIH.LU), are to launch a pilot project of the IPTV services in the cities of Warsaw and Wrocław in May 2009. The commercial launch, currently planned for this autumn following successful pilot results is to include the full package of platform ‘n’ programs, including HD channels as well as new services and functionalities offered by IPTV. The cooperation with ‘n’ is intended to split the costs and risks of investing in IPTV services, bring top quality content and an additional sales channel to Netia, while giving telewizja ‘n’ access to households who would not normally purchase a satellite-based TV service.

Discussions over the commercial contract and scope of the initial rollout are ongoing.

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