Out of interest I had a look at their website (http://ww6.tvp.pl/2645.dzialy) and used an online Polish to English translator. It translates as follows:
Management has made a decision in care about our spectators about extension (prolongation) about one polish television month, for 31 october 2005 year, polonia in analog system from satellite emission of signal TV 1 Hot Bird.
So I presume from that pig English it's saying that they've decided on a one month delay in turning off the Hotbird Analogue signal. So off on the 31st of October.
So - will tonight be the last night for Polonia? Will fire up the Hotbird rx later tonight and see if it disappears.
Dont you just love onlinne translators? This is what poltran.com made of the Polish TVP press release:
Polonia digitally (numerically) in europe from analog individual receiving fix-ups TV spectators TV polonia getting back our program! Polonia for enabling individual satellite fitting fix-up for receipt in digital (numeric) system from satellite TV 19,2 * Astra, management has made a decision in care about our spectators about extension (prolongation) about one polish television s.a. month – –, for 31 october 2005 year, polonia in analog system from satellite emission of signal TV 1 Hot Bird. It means, that it is possible to get back program in october in digital (numeric) system from satellite TV polonia equal Astra, as well as in analog system from satellite 1 Hot Bird. Receipt will be possible after this deadline (date) in europe from individual receiving fix-ups in digital (numeric) system from satellite TV polonia exclusively Astra.
By reason of necessity of modern introduction of digital (numeric) standard of satellite transfer, polonia will transmit program exclusively from november in unencoded digital (numeric) system TV . Signal will be excluded (switched off) with day on satellite in analog standard 31 TV polonia 1 pażdziernika HotBird. Free signal of satellite program is available in digital (numeric) standard from satellite TV polonia presently already Astra. Parameters of receipts are following (step) orbital position east 19,2 st. receiving frequency 10861.75 polarization MHz we inform spectators use with individual horizontal ( h ), about necessity of exchange of element of own receiving fix-up analog satellite arrays. It belongs to mention in this purpose but on digital (numeric) ) analog receiver satellite, on digital (numeric) convertor ex- < b > ) analog convertor bowl antenna. Individual holders, must turn satellite antenna from position on digital (numeric) satellite arrays only „ 13 st. east ” „ 19,2 st. east ” and tune receiver for new frequency. We are convicted, that inconveniences related will be with change of manner of receipt compensate better quality of image and polonia sound of program TV and access to over 100 unencoded tv programs capability and many broadcasting programs, but in future of new favor (services) ( television interactive, internet, teleshopingu, games, etc. ). Hitherto existing broadcasting (of grant) parameters from satellite TV polonia W3A Eutelsat and capabilities of receipts of our programs through network cable and they do not undergo change digital (numeric) platforms! We underline, that it does not concern this information in north america spectators, australia, northern africa and from ground transmitters on lithuania recipients (receivers), ukraine, belorussia and in kazakhstan.
TV Polonia pulled off air at 22:59:20 uk time. The carrier was switched off in the middle of the weather forecast, and the last image ever transmitted was the weather girl standing in front of the weather map. Transmissions continue in digital fta on Astra 2C.