- TVN (Poland)
Infobox Broadcasting network
name = TVN Network (TVN)
type = Broadcast
Europe, also distributed in the United States, Canadaand Australia
founder = Mariusz Walter
slogan = "Programowo najlepsza"
market_share = 18.81%
(March 2008, [http://www.agbnielsen.pl/2008-03-30,1237.html] )
owner = Grupa TVN S.A.
key_people = Piotr Walter,
October 3 1997 April 29 2004(iTVN) August 28 2007(TVN HD)
former_names = Telewizja Wisła
website = [http://www.tvn.pl/ www.tvn.pl]
TVN is a major Polish commercial
television network, founded by Mariusz Walter and launched on October 3 1997. TVN belongs to the TVN S.A. Group which in turn is controlled by the ITI Group, the largest Polish media company, holding around 62% ownership interest as of September 2008. [http://www.itiholdings.com/pdf/2008_08_12_PressRelease_TVN_Share_Buy-Back.pdf]
TVN is available over the air, through satellite and
March 1997TVN obtained a permission from The National Council of Radio Broadcasting and Television to broadcast in central and northern parts of Poland. A few months later TVN was merged with Telewizja Wisła, which had a license to broadcast in Southern Poland.
The channel was launched on
October 3 1997. During first four years the network was run by its founder Mariusz Walter. In 2001Piotr Walter became Chief Executive Officer, replacing his father.
2004TVN was available in 86% of Polish households. Since 2004TVN is listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange. On April 29 2004TVN launched TVN International, an entertainment and news channel for Polish viewers living abroad. In 2005TVN acquired rights to organise and broadcast Sopot International Song Festivaluntil 2010.
2007TVN launched its high definitionversion, TVN HD.
The network was voted as one of the Polish SuperBrands. TVN broadcasts part of its programmes in
Dolby Surroundand Dolby Digital 5.1.
television channelsin the TVN S.A. Group portfolio include:
TVN Siedem(general channel)
TVN CNBC Biznes(business channel produced with CNBC Europe)
TVN Turbo(cars and motorsports, primarily for men)
* iTVN (for Poles living in the
USA, Germanyand Australia)
TVN Style(lifestyle, primarily for women)
* nSport HD (sports channel in high definition)
* TVN Med (medicine)
* TVN Lingua (language learning)
* TVN Discovery Historia (historical documentaries, a
joint venturewith Discovery Communications)
* TVN HD (TVN in high definition)
* Religia.tv (religion)
* TVN Warszawa (planned local television channel for
* iTVN West (planned television channel for
Primetime - Fall 2008
Dramas are in blue; comedies and comedy shows are in green; reality shows are in red; docu-crime dramas are in pink; movies are in yellow; news programming is in gold.
*"Teraz albo nigdy!"
*"Twarzą w twarz"
*"Dancing with the Stars"
*"You can dance!"
*"Szymon Majewski Show"
*"W-11 Wydział Śledczy"
*"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (weekend afternoons)
Supernanny" (weekend afternoons)
*"Mam Talent" - talent reality show
*"Brzydula" - a Polish adaptation of the Colombian telenovela
Yo soy Betty, la fea(September 2008)
*"Dexter" - Polish Free-TV premiere of
Showtime's drama series (in Poland the first season of Dexter was also broadcast by Universal Channeland the second season was available in nScreen VOD on n satellite service)
*"39 i pół" - the second season of popular drama series (TBA 2009)
*"Naznaczony" - new Polish television series with
Piotr Adamczykin a leading role (TBA 2009)
*"General" - new Polish television series about
Władysław Sikorski's death in plane crash after takeoff from Gibraltar on July 4, 1943 (TBA 2008)
Californication" - a Polish Free-TV premiere of another Showtime's drama series (in Poland the first season of Californication was also broadcast by HBO, Universal Channeland was available in nScreen VOD on n satellite service) (November 2008)
List of Polish language television channels
* [http://www.tvn.pl Official Site] pl icon
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