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Greenberg Traurig advised Cyfrowy Polsat on the joint venture agreement with Discovery Communications Europe and TVN regarding the establishment of a new OTT platform

WARSAW – Oct. 25, 2019 – Lawyers from the Greenberg Traurig, LLP Warsaw office advised Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. on the joint venture agreement with Discovery Communications Europe Limited and TVN S.A. regarding the establishment of a new OTT streaming platform.

OTT – over the top – media service, is a streaming media service offered directly to viewers over the Internet. OTT bypasses traditional cable, broadcast and satellite television. The created platform will provide domestic and foreign viewers with access to movies, tv shows, documentaries, sports and other entertainment features.

Greenberg Traurig provided comprehensive legal advice regarding the transaction.

Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig in Poland, led the team.

Daniel Kaczorowski, Local Partner, was responsible for negotiating the joint venture agreement. He was supported by Senior Associates: Marek Kłeczek and Maciej Pietrzak and Associate Agata Iżyk.

Robert Gago, Partner and Head of the Competition Law Practice, is responsible for the notification to the relevant competition authority. He is supported by Senior Associate Radosław Pawluk and Associate Filip Drgas.

“We are proud to represent Cyfrowy Polsat in this strategic project, which is the next step in the development of the Polsat Group. This is yet another transaction within the Polish media sector recently handled by Greenberg Traurig,” said Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig in Poland.

Grupa Polsat is the largest in Poland and one of the leading media and telecommunications groups in the region. The Group provides its 5.7 million customers with access to 17 million services: telecommunication, pay digital TV and Internet. The Group includes the following main companies and brands: Cyfrowy Polsat, Polkomtel, Telewizja Polsat, Netia and IPLA.

Discovery Communications is a leading global media and entertainment company with a reach of 220 countries through 50 languages. TVN Group, a leading Polish broadcaster, is part of the Discovery Communications Group.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2100 attorneys serving clients from 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2019 and 2018 Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year Award for Poland by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of approximately 100 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution and TMT.