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Telewizja Polska

Telewizja Polska S.A.
Type Television
Country Poland
Availability National
Slogan TVP - Tworzona z pasją
TVP - Created with passion
Headquarters 17 Jan Paweł Woronicz street, Warsaw, Poland
Owner Government of Poland
Key people
Juliusz Braun (general director)
Launch date
1952; 64 years ago (1952)
Official website

Telewizja Polska S.A. (TVP S.A., [ˈtɛ ˈfaw ˈpɛ] Polish Television) is a public broadcasting corporation and the only public broadcaster in the territory of the Republic of Poland. About a third of TVP's income comes from a broadcast receiver licence, while the rest is covered by commercials and sponsorships.

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Main TVP headquarters at 17 Jan Paweł Woronicz street (ul. Jana Pawła Woronicza), Warsaw, Poland[1]

Timeline of the TVP history

  • 1935 – The PIT (Państwowy Instytut Telekomunikacyjny - National Telecommunications Institute) starts working together with Polish Radio on establishing the first television service.
  • 1937 – Completion of a first black-and-white broadcasting station.
  • 1938 – Experimental channel launched, regular programming scheduled for 1941.
  • 1939 – All the equipment destroyed by the German Army.
  • 1947 – PIT resumes work on television broadcasting.
  • 1951 – First Polish telecast after the Second World War.
  • 1952 – Beginning of regular programming.
  • 1958 – Newscast Dziennik Telewizyjny was founded.
  • 1970 – TVP2 was founded.
  • 1971 – Start of colour broadcasting (in SECAM).
  • 1989 – Introduction of a teletext service.
  • 1989 – Dziennik Telewizyjny was replaced by Wiadomości.
  • 1992 – Telewizja Polska Spółka Akcyjna comes into existence upon the separation of television and radio public broadcasting by an act of parliament.
  • 1993 – Polskie Radio i Telewizja (Polish Radio and Television) joins European Broadcasting Union as an active member (regrouping of OIRT and UER).
  • 1995 – The start of moving from SECAM to PAL.
  • 2003 – Change of TVP logotype.
  • 2009 – New main headquarters building opened in Warsaw.

TVP channels

General and regional channels

HD channels

  • TVP1 HD - HD version of TVP1, introduced June 1, 2012
  • TVP2 HD - HD version of TVP2, introduced June 1, 2012
  • TVP HD - the best productions of TVP in HD. Broadcasts 18 hours per day.
  • TVP Sport HD - HD version of TVP Sport, introduced January 12, 2014

Specialty channels

  • TVP Info - news channel. Broadcasts 24 hours per day.
  • TVP Historia - focusing on history. Broadcasts 20 hours per day.
  • TVP Kultura - high-brow culture channel, available on cable, satellite and DSL. Broadcasts 21 hours per day.
  • TVP Polonia - retransmits selected TVP programming for the Polish diaspora (the so-called Polonia) in the USA, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, and the Caucasus. Broadcasts 24 hours per day.
  • TVP Rozrywka - focusing on entertainment. Broadcasts 20 hours per day.
  • TVP Rozrywka International - focusing on entertainment
  • TVP Seriale - focusing on series. Broadcasts 21 hours per day
  • TVP Sport - sport channel available on cable, satellite and DSL. Broadcasts 17 hours per day.
  • TVP Parlament - parliamentary channel, Broadcasts online.
  • TVP ABC - Children's channel. Broadcasts 15 hours per day.

Non-Polish language broadcasting includes Belsat TV - channel in the Belarusian language presenting news and subject-specific programming for the people of Belarus. Broadcasts 16 hours per day.

International cooperation

TVP has an agreement with the BBC, under which they will work together in film and television productions.[2]

TVP had cooperated with French-German TV network ARTE,[3] until being suspended in February 2009 as TVP's general director, Piotr Farfał, says views were incompatible with Arte’s "philosophy based on intercultural exchange" [4] and "the party that TVP's chairman is presently connected with does not share European values".[5]

Audience share in 2013[6]

Channel Share of total viewing (%)
TVP1 13.17
TVP2 10.30
TVP Info 2.61
TVP Seriale 1.14
TVP Polonia 0.68
TVP Rozrywka 0.48
TVP Historia 0.45
TVP Kultura 0.41
TVP HD 0.37
TVP Regionalna 0.36
TVP Sport 0.29
Total 30.26

Logo history

  • 1952–1992 - TP inscription.
  • 1992–2003 - Green letter T, red V, blue P, and the word TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A. and three stripes: red, green and blue. In addition to letters three lines.
  • 2003–present - TVP logo and lettering TELEWIZJA POLSKA.

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