Locked content Gowin cancels Meeting with US ambassador over media threats claims

Deputy PM Jarosław Gowin has canceled his meeting with US ambassador Georgette Mosbacher told Polish lawmakers that US Congress could withdraw support for Poland if the free press faced attacks. According to sources quoted by the pro-government media, Gowin took these words as an “informal pressure”...

Why print still matters?

Since you are here and you are reading this column, you might be inclined to agree with me that a printed magazine still has value. It is because of the fast-moving consumer-fueled world we live in, that the experience of a well-rounded overview, trust and relevance are more in demand than they were...

Locked content Daily sales down 10.3% in April

The sales of Polish daily newspapers has dropped by 10.3 percent to 714,166 copies in April, according to data by The Association of Control of Press Distribution (ZDKP). The top-selling newspaper was tabloid Fakt with 266,415 copies sold daily on average (5,9 percent y/y and 4.12 percent m/m drop),...

Locked content Daily sales down 9.95% in December

The sales of Polish daily newspapers has dropped by 9.95 percent to 746,400 copies, according to data by The Association of Control of Press Distribution (ZDKP). The top-selling newspaper was tabloid Fakt with 272,650 copies sold daily on average (10,12 percent loss y/y and 1.45 percent growth m/m),...

Polish president announces a reversal on proposed media changes

Press reports early on Tuesday indicated that the proposed changes to the Media’s access to Poland’s parliament will be scrapped. “Law and Justice (PiS) has abandoned its (media) proposal which triggered the row we saw in Parliament…everything has been reset,” Duda said in an interview with Poland’s...

Locked content Agora to fire 135 employees, closes daily paper

WSE-listed media group Agora will lay off up to 135 of its employees (6.8 percent of the staff) by the end of the year, the company wrote in a market filing. The company explained that it has made such a decision because of the negative trends on the press market. “Stabilization of financial results...

Locked content PwC: Media & entertainment market up to PLN 42 bln by 2020

Poland’s media and entertainment sector is expected to grow to $10.8 billion (approx. PLN 41.8 billion) in 2020 from $9.2 billion (PLN 35.6 billion) in 2015, according to PwC’s Global entertainment and media outlook 2016-2020. Online advertising will be the fastest growing segment, expanding b...

Locked content Cyfrowy Polsat net profit at PLN 237.7 mln in Q2

Poland’s largest media group, Cyfrowy Polsat, recorded a net profit of PLN 237.7 million in Q2, compared with PLN 304.5 million in Q2 2015, the company informed. The company’s operating profit amounted to PLN 407.5 million versus PLN 583.5 million in the same period last year. EBITDA tot...

Locked content Poland to set up a National Media Council

On June 23, Poland’s lower house of parliament approved the setting up of a National Media Council, which would appoint the management and supervisory boards of state-owned broadcaster TVP, Polish Radio and the PAP news agency. The bill will be discussed by the Senate on Thursday. 227 MPs supported ...