On 5 September 2011, the President of the Office for Competition and Consumers Protection approved the acquisition of Aster by UPC Polska. Both companies are cable television operators. As a result of the merger UPC will achieve a market share of approximately 50 to 60% in the area of Cracow and Warsaw. Clearance has been given subject to conditions under which UPC has to sell parts of its business in the above‑mentioned cities and is obliged to maintain services to former Aster clients.