In the Vectra network, the TVP 4K channel is available at number 222. It can be watched by customers using the Smart 4K TV set-top box with Android TV or 4K PVR 3770CFX, which the network introduced to the offer in 2019.
In turn, subscribers of the Multimedia Polska network, acquired by Vectra a year and a half ago, must switch to Vectra’s offer to receive TVP 4K.
In addition, during Euro 2020, i.e. from June 11 to August 11, Vectra provides the TVP Sport HD channel as part of the so-called open window for customers of the Steel, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Super Film & Sport packages.
All Euro 2020 matches are available on TVP 4K
The TVP 4K channel is available on digital terrestrial television as part of the tests of the new DVB-T2 / HEVC broadcast standard carried out together with Emitel.
To receive the TVP 4K program, it is necessary to have a TV equipped with an integrated DVB-T2 tuner and supporting the HEVC codec or an external DVB-T2 / HEVC tuner, connected to the terrestrial antenna signal source. Additionally, the TV set must have a 4K / UHD matrix.
TVs connected to the terrestrial signal should automatically retune themselves and find the new program in the list. It may also be necessary to manually search for a program on the TV set or reset the external set-top box by temporarily disconnecting it from the mains.
In the second half of May, the Canal + platform announced that TVP 4K will be available in it for subscribers using a 4K UltraBOX + decoder or CAM CI + ECP 4K module. In turn, the offer with a 4K set-top box and access to TVP 4K was introduced by UPC Polska.
Last week, Orange Polska and Toya announced the inclusion of TVP 4K in their TV offers.
TVP 4K also in small cable networks
At the beginning of June, small and medium-sized cable operators associated in the Mediakom union in a joint position appealed to Telewizja Polska to change the terms of distribution of the TVP 4K channel. They believed that they had been offered worse terms than leading suppliers such as Canal +.
Telewizja Polska did not comment on this position, while on Friday in a press release it stated that TVP 4K is also available in some small cable networks, such as e.g. PROMAX, Winogrady Cable TV, Telpol and Elsat.
– Telewizja Polska consistently provides its viewers with entertainment at the highest level. As a modern broadcaster, we have launched the TVP 4K channel for Euro 2020. Thanks to this, viewers all over Poland, both those using free terrestrial television and the offer of technically prepared cable and satellite operators, will be able to watch UEFA EURO 2020 in UHD quality, which is a breakthrough and unprecedented event – emphasized Marcin Klepacki, office director distribution on TVP.
Vectra reports that it has 1.7 million customers, and with its network it reaches 4.5 million households. In 2019, the operator achieved an increase in consolidated revenues by 8.3%. to PLN 833.64 million and a decrease in net profit from PLN 64.42 to PLN 29.8 million.