8th October 2012
mipcom, Cannes,France. Stand G3.20
Vision247 makes it simple for Poles in the UK to watch home grown television
- Up to 18 channels of Polish drama, cinema, news, documentaries, sport, music and radio broadcast live 24/7
- Polska+ from Vision TV Network is available on Freeview Channel 225, Roku streaming players and on the Polska+ online portal
(Virtual Press Office) Polish speaking residents, one of the UK's largest group of foreign nationals, can now watch 18 Polish language television channels in the comfort of their living rooms by accessing Polska+ on the Vision TV Network. This package of internet delivered channels brings a full range of live streamed entertainment, drama, news, documentaries, sport, music and cinema, which can be watched through Freeview, Roku streaming players and online via the Polska+ website. The VisionTVNetwork app is available free from the Roku app store and just select Polska+ to start viewing.
Polska+ is designed for those Poles living in Great Britain who are looking for entertainment in their native language. Polska+ encompasses a basic package of ten online channels streamed over the internet to PCs and connected devices, and includes: TVP Polonia; TVP Info; TVP Historia; TVP Kultura; 4 fun TV; Rebel.tv; Disco.tv; FILMBOX; TVS; and the Travel Channel. This channel bundle is further expanded on FreeviewHD and through Roku streaming players to a total of eighteen TV channels exclusively incorporating TV Puls; Edusat; Tele 5; Rodin; Polonia 1; ITV; as well as ITVN and TVN24.
Flagship channel TVN International (ITVN) is a general entertainment channel created specifically for Poles living abroad, providing Polish versions of hit television shows from around the world. TVN24 is Poland's first 24-hour news and current affairs television channel covering both Polish and global news.
John Mills, CEO of Vision247, said: "Polish living the UK can now watch the very latest entertainment from back home as it is broadcast. We have achieved this by combining the latest fully digital internet delivered television technology with our own experience and knowledge of the expat market to bring to British screens familiar Polish content in easy to access and affordable to watch formats."
The latest internet connected FreeviewHD enabled television sets and set top boxes which support Vision247's online video platform can access the Vision TV Network via the EPG at Channel 225.
One click of the remote takes you to the Polska+ package of channels which are delivered over the internet connection, streaming at 1.4Mbs. More than 90% of UK homes currently boast faster downloads speeds than this. On Roku players, viewers just click on the downloaded VisionTVNetwork app available free from the Roku app store and select Polska+ to start viewing.
Once connected to Vision TV Network, Polish speakers can subscribe to the full Polska+ package of premium channels. Older devices, non-compliant or FreeviewHD devices not connected to the internet will receive on screen tips advising viewers on what to do in order to view the new internet delivered channels.
Viewers wishing to watch Polska+ without Freeview or a Roku streaming player can still do so via the online portal at http://www.polskaplus.co.uk/
Visit Vision TV Network for more information on subscriptions and how to get connected.
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About Vision International TV Network
The UK's first dedicated international language network of channels available via internet connected FreeviewHD. Located on FreeviewHD digital interactive Channels 225 (VTN1) and Channel 230 (VTN2), Vision International TV Network currently provides viewers with access to packages of live simulcast and time delayed broadcast, video on demand, and interactive services. Packages include Polska Plus, Hellenic, and TeleFrance on VTN1, and Arabic and Muslim on VTN2. Further international languages packages will launch throughout 2012. Packages can include premium subscription and free to air content. www.visiontvnetwork.co.uk
First to market in the provision of functional internet delivered broadcast, Vision247 provides a complete solution to clients wanting to create compelling TV and video services for connected audiences worldwide. The Vision IPTV platform can be customised for clients and supports all current commercial models from subscription, pay-as-you-go to PPV and advertiser funded. www.vision247.com
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