Kino Polska TV will launch this autumn one of the first UHD channels globally - 4K FunBox UHD, belonging to FilmBox International. The new channel will broadcast documentaries, series, sports and music programmes, and films. SPI International is in advanced negotiations with operators from the US, the UK, France, Poland and Russia, and operators from Indonesia, Thailand, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada and Latin American countries are also interested in the channel's potential, it said.
The channel 4K FunBox UHD started in demo version during the ANGACOM show in Cologne on 9-11 June, and thanks to Eutelsat, it is currently available free-to-air via satellite Hot Bird. Since July, the test operation of the channel was available to viewers of TV Net Voz, an IPTV platform belonging to Vodafone Portugal. The pilot in Poland took place in 2014 with significant success. In the autumn 2014, four countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Greece) in cooperation with LG Electronics started its promotion, offering to new owners of LG 4K TVs one year free watching 4K of the service FilmBox Live