Poland’s Stopklatka Wins License for Film Channel

Free-to-air web to show Polish, European and World Cinema pix

GDYNIA, Poland — Film portal Stopklatka has secured a license from Poland’s National Broadcasting Council to air a free-to-air digital terrestrial film channel.

The channel, which will offer a mix of Polish movies, European pics and World Cinema titles, must launch by April 28, 2014, according to the terms of the license.

It is a joint venture backed by Polish media giant Agora and pay TV operator Kino Polska TV, which inked the pact to launch the channel in February.

Agora owns a majority stake in Helios, Poland’s second largest movie theater operator, as well as owning newspapers and entertainment news websites. Kino Polska TV runs one of Poland’s most popular movie channels.

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