WARSAW, April 2 Polish authorities will
investigate the country's No.2 pay-TV platform Nc+,
majority-owned by France's Vivendi, over client
complaints that could mean a fine of up to a tenth of last
The platform's offer, launched last month to compete with
the market leader, Cyfrowy Polsat, included a new
programming set-up and pricing.
It unnerved some clients, who complained on social media and
to competition regulator UOKiK over the price and cancellation
"The one-sided change in agreements (...) as well as too
short a time given to place a cancellation, and informing about
the new offer in a plain letter caused UOKiK's doubts," the
regulator said in a statement on Tuesday.
Nc+ was not available for comment.
Nc+, which has around 2.5 million clients, included the
offer in its first advertising campaign after Vivendi and Polish
broadcaster TVN merged their local pay-TV platforms as
part of a wider partnership deal.
In just under two weeks since its launch, the platform has
lost its deputy head Beata Monka and marketing chief Marek
Staniszewski. An anti-Nc+ Facebook profile has been liked by
more than 53,000 people.
Nc+ is 51 percent-controlled by Vivendi, with TVN holding 32
percent, and the remaining 17 percent in the hands of Liberty
Global unit UPC.