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Kino Polska posts successful 2016

Polish TV and film broadcaster Kino Polska TV has enjoyed a strong 2016, with year-end results seeing the company reporting revenues of nearly PLN114 million, up 6% year-on-year, driving EBITDA exceeding PLN48 million.

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Kino Polska posts successful 2016

Joseph O'Halloran
Polish TV and film broadcaster Kino Polska TV has enjoyed a strong 2016, with year-end results seeing the company reporting revenues of nearly PLN114 million, up 6% year-on-year, driving EBITDA exceeding PLN48 million.

kino polska 27 March1The company said the spike in sales revenue sales revenues was primarily due to growth generated from broadcasting film channels and the Group’s thematic channels. The Group’s EBITDA increased by 7% compared with 2015.

Throughout 2016 Telewizja Kino Polska channel reached an average audience of over 23,000 viewers (AMR 4+), an increase of 3.6% compared with the 2015 results. The channel reported 0.36% SHR of total audience and a similar result across the 16-49 commercial segment. In its first broadcasting weeks Zoom TV, a terrestrial channel launched in October 2016 in Poland, achieved what was called ‘promising’ viewing results and reported steady growth trend. It had a 50% SHR increase in the commercial group for December 2016 compared with the previous month.

At the end of 2016 Kino Polska TV, majority-owned by SPI International, ranked as the eighth largest television group in Poland with an average audience share of 1.90% (SHR 16-49 in December 2016, including the terrestrial channel Stopklatka TV which is broadcast by a company jointly controlled by Kino Polska TV).