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57/2010 TP Emitel becomes a technical operator of multiplex - Orange Polska

Pursuant to article 56(1.1) of the Law of 29 July 2005 on public offering and the conditions for introducing financial instruments to the organised trading system and on public companies (Journal of Laws of 2005, No. 184, item 1539, as amended), the Management Board of Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (“TP S.A.”) hereby informs that on 28 April 2010 TP Emitel Sp. z o.o. (“TP Emitel”), a subsidiary of TP S.A., and Telewizja Polska S.A. (“TVP”) concluded an agreement for DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial) multiplex broadcasting and network services.

Pursuant to the Agreement, TP Emitel will become a technical operator of Poland’s third digital terrestrial television (DTT) multiplex.

The nationwide multiplex will contain up to seven channels. Within the next ten years, TP Emitel will receive from TVP a total of PLN 615.6 million for the third multiplex signal broadcast, signal retransmission, including TVP Info channel regionalisation, as well as development and maintenance of the relevant data communication platform.

Currently, TP Emitel carries out DTT broadcast tests in Warsaw, Poznan, Zielona Gora and Zagan. In total, the signal reaches approximately 20% of Poland’s population. The broadcast pattern is that planned for the first multiplex (TVP1, TVP2, TVP Info, Polsat, TVN, TV4 and TV Puls channels). On February 26, the Office of Electronic Communications authorised TP Emitel to continue the broadcast until the end of May 2010.

TP Emitel is the leading terrestrial radio and TV network operator in Poland. It provides analogue and digital terrestrial broadcast and radio/TV signal transmission services. It owns the largest infrastructure in Poland, that is over 300 broadcast and telecommunication facilities, including 50 towers over 200 metres tall. TP Emitel has been carrying out DVB-T trials since 2001. In 2009, TP Emitel launched digital radio trials in Warsaw and Wroclaw.


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