Television in Poland

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Television in Poland was introduced in 1937. It was state owned, and was interrupted by the Second World War in 1939. Television returned to Poland in 1952 and for several decades was controlled by the communist government. Colour television was introduced in Poland in 1971. Private television stations in Poland appeared around the time of the fall of communism, with PTV Echo (once a member of the local channels of Polonia 1) becoming the first private station in Poland (and in the former Eastern Bloc).

Terrestrial[edit]

Terrestrial television in Poland is broadcast using a digital DVB-T system. First test DVB-T emission was carried in Warsaw at 9 November 2001. In April 2004, first DVB-T transmitter near Rzeszów started operation, and local TVP division started to market set-top boxes allowing to receive it. As of December 2011, there are about 50 DVB-T transmitters operating in Poland, broadcasting three multiplexes, all using MPEG-4 AVC compression. There are also plans to broadcast HD channels over DVB-T. Analog terrestrial transmissions were terminated in 2013.

First efforts to introduce DVB-T in Poland was made in 1997 in Gdańsk on initiative of TVP (Polish public television broadcaster).

Allocation[edit]

At 2006 conference in Geneva known as GE06 Poland received eight DVB-T multiplexes—seven at UHF frequencies 470÷862 MHz (channels 21÷69) and one at VHF frequency 174÷230 MHz (channels 6÷12). Since some of these frequencies are currently used for analog PAL terrestrial television broadcasting, it is possible to run only two nationwide multiplexes (MUX1, MUX2) and one (MUX3) which covers part of country (58% of population). Introduction of all multiplexes will be possible after switching off analog broadcasting.

A Government document entitled “Country digitalization schedule”, dated January 2009, set out plan for the digital broadcast switch-on to be made in three steps and analog broadcast switch-off in six steps.

First regular digital broadcast started on 30 September 2010. Analog broadcast switch-off started on 7 November 2012 and the transition to digital broadcasting finished on 23 July 2013.

The period of time between digital broadcast switch-on and analog broadcast switch-off will allow people time to buy new integrated Digital TVs or set-top boxes.

Current status[edit]

As of July 2013:

  • MUX1 covers 98.8% of population;
  • MUX2 covers more than 98.8% of population;
  • MUX3 covers 99.5% of population.

Analog shutdown[edit]

The shutdown of analog broadcast took place in 7 steps between 7 November 2012 and 23 July 2013.

Most operators of analog cable TV are planning to continue providing analog service in their networks for an unspecified period of time.

Additional government actions[edit]

Information campaigns about analog broadcast switch-off in mass media.

Requiring electronic equipment sellers to inform buyers that MPEG-2 TVs and STBs are not compatible with national standard which is MPEG-4 AVC.

Financial help for poor families and seniors to buy TV or STB – ca. 250 PLN per household, totalling 475 million PLN.[1]

Technical information[edit]

Polish digital terrestrial television broadcast uses 25 Hz H.264/AVC HDTV video, MPEG-2 Layer 2 and E-AC-3 audio, for a Baseline IRD able to decode up to 1920 × 1080 interlaced 25 Hz video pictures or 1280 × 720 progressive 50 Hz video pictures.

During tests also MPEG-2 encoding for video was used.

Assignment of channels in multiplexes[edit]

Plan from January 2009 included three nationwide multiplexes with seven SDTV channels in each:

  • MUX1 – current free-to-air terrestrial analog channels which are commercial (Polsat, TVN, TV4, TV Puls); after analog broadcast switch-off MUX3 covered the entire country population and public channels moved to it; there was competition for three freed channels;
  • MUX2 – open competition;
  • MUX3 – public broadcaster; after analog broadcast switch-off MUX3 will cover all country population and public channels will be moved to it from MUX1; there will be competition for three freed channels in MUX1.

In January 2010 new plan on introducing DVB-T was presented. Assignment of multiplexes was changed:

  • MUX1 – public broadcaster channels (including current analog TVP1, TVP2, TVP Regionalna);
  • MUX2 – current terrestrial analog commercial free-to-air channels (Polsat, TVN, TV4, TV Puls) plus one additional from each broadcaster – total number of channels in this multiplex: 8.

In June 2010 another change in assignment of multiplexes was made:

  • MUX1 – four channels chosen in open competition and temporary three public broadcaster channels (TVP1, TVP2, TVP Regionalna); after analog broadcast switch-off MUX3 will cover all country population and public channels will be deleted from MUX1; there will be competition for three freed channels;
  • MUX2 – four current terrestrial analog commercial free-to-air channels (Polsat, TVN, TV4, TV Puls) plus one additional from each broadcaster (respectively: Polsat Sport News, TVN7, TV6, Puls 2);
  • MUX3 – six public broadcaster channels (TVP1, TVP2, TVP Regionalna, TVP Culture, TVP History, TVP Entertainment and planned TVP Documentary); after switch-off analog broadcast MUX3 will cover all country population and public broadcaster channels will be deleted from MUX1.

MUX1[edit]

MUX1
Channel Owner Type
TVP ABC Telewizja Polska Children
Stopklatka TV Agora SA, SPI International Polska Movies
TV Trwam Lux Veritatis Foundation Religion
ATM Rozrywka ATM Grupa (Polsat Group) Entertainment
TTV Stavka (ITI Group) Social-intervention
Fokus TV TV Spektrum (ZPR SA) Documentaries
Eska TV Grupa Radiowa Time (ZPR SA) Music
Polo TV Lemon Records (ZPR SA) Music

MUX2[edit]

MUX2
Channel Owner Type
Polsat Polsat Group General
TVN ITI Group General
TV4 Polsat Group (earlier Polskie Media) General
TV Puls Telewizja Puls General
Polsat Sport News Polsat Group Sport/News
TVN7 ITI Group Entertainment
TV6 Polsat Group (earlier Polskie Media) Entertainment
Puls 2 Telewizja Puls Entertainment

MUX3[edit]

MUX3
Channel Owner Type
TVP1 HD Telewizja Polska General
TVP2 HD Telewizja Polska General
TVP Regionalna[2] Telewizja Polska Regional
TVP Info Telewizja Polska News
TVP Kultura Telewizja Polska Cultural
TVP Historia Telewizja Polska Historical
TVP Rozrywka Telewizja Polska Entertainment
TVP Polonia Telewizja Polska Worldwide

MUX4[edit]

TV Mobilna - pay multiplex[3]
Channel Owner Type
Polsat News Polsat Group News
Polsat Sport Polsat Group Sport
Polsat Sport Extra Polsat Group Sport
Polsat Film Polsat Group Movies
Kino Polska SPI International Polska Movies
TVP Seriale Telewizja Polska Series
Comedy Central MTV Networks Series
Nickelodeon MTV Networks Children

Satellite[edit]

In 1998, two DVB-S providers, Cyfra+ and Wizja TV (later these two merged into one platform, the New Cyfra+), started operation. 1999 saw the introduction of another platform, Polsat 2 Cyfrowy (later renamed to Polsat Cyfrowy and finally Cyfrowy Polsat), owned by Polsat, the big Polish commercial TV network[citation needed]. These platforms become very popular, and today, there are no Polish channels available on analogue satellite (the last one, TVN, was switched off in 2008). However, most of the satellite broadcasts in Poland are in SDTV resolution.

On 24 June 2006, ITI, the largest media company in Poland, announced that it will launch a bouquet of 3 HDTV channels by satellite in the Fall of 2006. It has also been rumoured that TVP, Poland's public TV, will also begin broadcasting its main channels in HDTV to ITI's viewers.

On 12 October 2006, ITI launched the n platform with few HD channels available, as well as - also new in Poland - video on demand functionality. Later, in December 2006, Cyfra+ also started HD broadcasts. Cyfrowy Polsat started HD broadcasts in second half of 2007.

Other technologies[edit]

Some of the biggest cable operators started to provide DVB-C channels in few cities. However, most of the cable networks currently operating in Poland are purely analogue.[citation needed]

The largest telephone operator, Telekomunikacja Polska, introduced a new option to its Neostrada offer, the Videostrada. It allows to receive digital TV, available are most of Cyfra+ channels (the platform is known as Cyfra+DSL), as well as video on demand. It is currently available only in few biggest cities in Poland.

Several TV channels, as well as video on demand, are available in Polish mobile telephony networks. There are no currently operating dedicated mobile TV transmitters.

List of channels[edit]

This is a list of television channels that broadcast in Poland.

Public[edit]

Telewizja Polska[edit]

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
TVP1 General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP1 HD General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
TVP2 General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP2 HD General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
TVP Regionalna Regional Green tickY* Green tickY* Green tickY* Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
TVP Info News Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16:9 Polish Green tickY
TVP Polonia Worldwide Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4:3/16:9 Polish Green tickY
TVP Kultura Cultural Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP Historia Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP Rozrywka Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP ABC Children Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP Seriale Series Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN** Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP Sport Sport Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
TVP Sport HD Sport Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
TVP HD General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish, original Red XN
Belsat TV Belarusian Channel Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY 4:3/16:9 Belarusian Red XN
TVP Parlament Parliament Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Polish Green tickY

* In DTH platforms as TVP Warszawa ** Encrypted on terrestrial television

Polskie Radio[edit]

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Radio na Wizji Music / Entertainment Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
Radio na Wizji HD Music / Entertainment Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN

Private[edit]

Polsat Group[edit]

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Polsat General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat HD General Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
TV4 General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
TV6 Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 Polish, original Red XN
Polsat 2 General Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat News News Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat News HD News Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Polsat News 2 News/Current affairs/Business Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Sport General Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Sport HD Sport Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Polsat Sport Extra Sport Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Sport Extra HD Sport Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Polsat Sport News Sport News Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Cafe Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Play Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Film Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Film HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Polsat Romans Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Crime & Investigation Network Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat JimJam Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Polish Red XN
Polsat Food Network Food Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Viasat Explorer Documentaries Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Viasat History Documentaries Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Polsat Viasat Nature Documentaries Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Muzo.tv Music Coming soon Coming soon Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Disco Polo Music Music Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Superstacja News Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN

ITI Group[edit]

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
TVN General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 Polish, original Red XN
TVN HD General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish, original Red XN
TVN7 General / Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish, original Red XN
TVN7 HD General / Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish, original Red XN
TVN24 News Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
TVN24 HD News Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
TVN24 Biznes i Świat Business and world news Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
TVN Meteo Weather News Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
TVN Style Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
TVN Style HD Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
TVN Turbo Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
TVN Turbo HD Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
TTV* Social-intervention Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Religia.tv Religion Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Mango 24 Teleshopping Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Polish Green tickY
  • TVN International - a.k.a. iTVN, for Polish from around the world; New Zealand, New York, Chicago, Berlin, Sydney and Pakistan

* TTV belongs to Stavka (51% - TVN, 49% - Besta Film)

Telewizja Puls[edit]

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
TV Puls General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN
Puls 2 Entertainment Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 4:3/16:9 Polish Red XN

Canal+ Group[edit]

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Canal+ Movies / Sport Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish, original Red XN
Canal+ HD Movies / Sport Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish, original Red XN
Canal+ Sport Sport Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Canal+ Sport HD Sport Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Green tickY
Canal+ Film Movies / Series Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish, original Red XN
Canal+ Film HD Movies / Series Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish, original Red XN
Canal+ Film 2 Movies / Series Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish, original Red XN
Canal+ Film 2 HD Movies / Series Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish, original Red XN
Canal+ Family Movies / Sport Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Canal+ Family HD Movies / Sport Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Canal+ Family 2 Movies / Sport Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Canal+ Family 2 HD Movies / Sport Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Ale Kino+ Movies Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
Ale Kino+ HD Movies Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Planete+ Documentaries Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
Planete+ HD Documentaries Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Kuchnia+ Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
Kuchnia+ HD Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Domo+ Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
Domo+ HD Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
MiniMini+ Children Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
MiniMini+ HD Children Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
Teletoon+ Teens Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Green tickY
TeleToon+ HD Teens Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN
nSport+ Sport Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Polish Red XN
nSport+ HD Sport Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Polish Red XN

Others[edit]

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Online
BBC HD General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
BBC Entertainment Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
BBC CBeebies Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
BBC Knowledge Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
BBC Knowledge HD Documentaries Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
BBC Lifestyle Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
HBO Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
HBO HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
HBO 2 Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
HBO 2 HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
HBO Comedy Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
HBO Comedy HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Cinemax Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Cinemax HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Cinemax 2 Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Cinemax 2 HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
TCM Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Cartoon Network Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Boomerang Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
AXN Series Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
AXN HD Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
AXN Spin Series, sports, music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
AXN Spin HD Series, sports, music Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
AXN Black Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Red XN
AXN White Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Red XN
Stopklatka TV Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Stopklatka TV HD Movies Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Kino Polska Movies / Series Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3/16:9 Red XN
Kino Polska Muzyka Music Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Filmbox Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Filmbox HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Filmbox Extra Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Filmbox Family Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Filmbox Arthouse Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Filmbox Action Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Fightbox Sport Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Fightbox HD Sport Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Universal Channel Series / Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Universal Channel HD Series / Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
13 Ulica Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Sci Fi Universal Series / Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
E! Entertainment Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
E! Entertainment HD Entertainment Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Fox Series / Sport Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Fox HD Series / Sport Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Fox Life Series / Entertainment Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Fox Life HD Series / Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
National Geographic Channel Documentaries Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
National Geographic Channel HD Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Nat Geo Wild Documentaries Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Nat Geo Wild HD Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Baby TV Children Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Discovery Channel Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Discovery Channel HD Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Discovery Science Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Discovery Turbo Xtra Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Discovery Turbo Xtra HD Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
TLC Lifestyle Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
TLC HD Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Investigation Discovery Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Investigation Discovery HD Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Discovery Historia Documentaries Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Animal Planet Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Animal Planet HD Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
History Documentaries Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
History HD Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
CBS Europa Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
CBS Action Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
CBS Reality Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
CBS Drama Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Extreme Sports Channel Sport Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Viasat Nature & Viasat History HD Documentaries Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Travel Channel Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Travel Channel HD Documentaries Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Eurosport Sport Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Eurosport HD Sport Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Eurosport 2 Sport Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Eurosport 2 HD Sport Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Sport Klub Sport Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
FightKlub Sport Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
FightKlub HD Sport Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Orange Sport Sport Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Green tickY
Family Sport Sport Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Family Sport HD Sport Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Comedy Central Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Comedy Central Family Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Nickelodeon Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Nickelodeon HD Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Nick Jr. Series Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Viacom Blink! Lifestyle Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
MTV Polska Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
VIVA Polska Entertainment Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Red XN
VH1 Polska Music Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
MTV Rocks Music Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
MTV Dance Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
MTV Hits Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
MTV Live HD Music Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Disney Channel Children Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Disney XD Children Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Disney Junior Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
MGM HD Movies Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Sundance Channel Movies Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Sundance Channel HD Movies Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Romance TV Movies / Series Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Romance TV HD Movies / Series Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Motowizja Motorization Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Zest TV Adults Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Love Lifestyle Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Da Vinci Learning Documentary / Children Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Ginx TV Sport Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Ginx TV HD Sport Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Tele 5 General Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 4:3/16:9 Red XN
Tele 5 HD General Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Polonia 1 Series / Teleshopping Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Red XN
Water Planet Documentaries Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Water Planet HD Documentaries Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Novela TV Series Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Novela TV HD Series Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
ATM Rozrywka Entertainment Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 16:9 Red XN
TV Republika News / Current affairs Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
TV Republika HD News / Current affairs Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
TV Trwam Religion Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Edusat Education Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Edusat HD Education Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Green tickY
TVR Farmers TV Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
TVR HD Farmers TV Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 HD Red XN
TVS Regional Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Red XN
TVS HD Regional Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
TVS HD+1 Regional Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Fokus TV Documentaries Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Eska TV Music Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Polo TV Music Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
VOX Music TV Music Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
4fun.tv Music Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
RBL.TV Music Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
TV.Disco Music Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Stars.TV Music Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Stars.TV HD Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
iTV Music / Entertainment Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Adventure HD Documentaries Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Green tickY
Power TV Music Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Red XN
Power TV HD Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Next TV HD General Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Next TV 3D General Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD/3D Red XN
Next Man HD Lifestyle Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Next Man 3D Lifestyle Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD/3D Red XN
Next Lejdis HD Lifestyle Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Next Lejdis 3D Lifestyle Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD/3D Red XN
Next Young HD Children Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Next Young 3D Children Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD/3D Red XN
Next Music Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Green tickY
Next Music +HD Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Kosmica TV Esotericism Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Hallo TV Entertainment / Pornography Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Fashion TV Lifestyle Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY 16:9 Green tickY
Fashion TV HD Lifestyle Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Mezzo Music Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Mezzo Live HD Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
myZen.tv HD Music Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD Red XN
Duck TV Children Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 Red XN
Baby First TV Children Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Blue Hustler Pornography Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Hustler HD 3D Pornography Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD/3D Red XN
Daring! TV Pornography Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 4:3 Red XN
Redlight HD Pornography Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 16:9 HD/3D Red XN

Provisional[edit]

  • nSport 36 (Multi Champions League)
  • nSport 37 (Champions League)

Digital platforms in Poland[edit]

Name Type Subscribers Number of channels HD channels 3D channel VOD
Cyfrowy Polsat Digital platform 3,555,806 108 34 1
  • HBO OD
  • HBO GO
  • PPV
nc+ Digital platform 2,500,000[4] 104 50 2
  • nc+ GO
  • TVP Prapiemiery
  • Canal+ VOD
  • Seriale+
  • TVN Player
  • Baby TV OD
  • Poznaj nc+
  • Smaczki OD
  • Sport+
UPC Polska Cable 1,021,000 133 21 1
  • Premiery
  • Hity
  • HD
  • TVP na żądanie
  • TVN na żądanie
  • Filmbox On Demand
  • Disney Channel na żądanie
  • Cartoon Network na żądanie
  • HBO OD
  • National Geographic na żądanie
  • Xotix
  • Discovery On Demand
  • Sundance na żądanie
  • Canal+ na żądanie
Orange TV Digital platform 383,000 99 27 0 Red XN
Vectra Cable 300,000 21 0 Red XN
Multimedia Polska Cable 155,000 16 0
Other Cable Cable more than 3,000,000

Television rating system in Poland[edit]

No age restrictions for minors above 7 years old for minors above 12 years old for minors above 16 years old only for viewers above 18 years old
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Viewing shares[edit]

TOP4 of Polish TV channels from 1998 by Nielsen Media Research
Audience ratings of TV channels above 2% in Poland since 1998 by Nielsen Media Research
(TVP Info in 1994-2007 as TVP3 Regionalna, TV4 in 1998-2000 as Nasza TV, TVN7 in 1996-2002 as RTL7)

TOP 20 of Polish TV channels from 2009 by Nielsen Media Research (in gray - channels, which were in a given year out of the TOP 20):

Channels Launched 2013[5]
2012[6]
2011[7]
2010[8]
2009[8]
TVP1 01/1953 13.17 15.41 17.41 19.35 20.89
TVN 10/1997 12.54 13.93 14.95 15.21 15.92
Polsat 12/1992 12.24 13.97 14.53 13.84 14.81
TVP2 10/1970 10.30 12.56 13.27 14.49 15.39
TVN7 03/2002 3.54 2.53 1.79 1.63 1.66
TVN 24 08/2001 3.12 3.06 3.14 3.45 2.69
TV Puls 03/2001 3.08 2.33 1.89 1.51 1.13
TV4 04/2000 2.97 2.49 2.39 2.14 2.06
TVP Info 10/2007 2.61 3.82 4.24 4.92 4.41
Polsat 2 03/1997 1.79 1.37 1.32 0.88 0.87
TVP Seriale 12/2010 1.14 0.64 0.34 - -
Puls 2 07/2012 1.07 0.14 - - -
Polsat News 06/2008 1.04 0.90 0.81 0.62 0.31
TTV 01/2012 1.02 0.31 - - -
MiniMini+ 12/2003 0.77 0.63 0.59 0.72 0.80
AXN 10/2003 0.77 0.81 0.71 0.76 0.73
Polsat Sport 08/2000 0.77 0.64 0.65 0.54 0.76
ATM Rozrywka 08/2012 0.77 0.19 - - -
Polo TV 05/2011 0.73 0.42 0.10 - -
Kino Polska 12/2003 0.72 0.67 0.35 0.56 0.39
Shares in the television market in Poland in 2012 by Nielsen Media Research

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Correct local version
  3. ^ From June 1, 2012
  4. ^ Szewczyk, Łukasz (30 November 2012). "nC+: Nowa oferta dopiero wiosną 2013, po fuzji Cyfry+ i "n"". Media2.pl. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "TVP1, TVN, Polsat i TVP2 mocno w dół w 2013 r. (top 122)". wirtualnemedia.pl. 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "INFORMACJA O PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMACH RADIOFONII I TELEWIZJI W 2012 ROKU". krrit.gov.pl. 19 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tylko Polsat zyskał w 2011 roku, duży spadek TVP". wirtualnemedia.pl. January 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Rok 2010: Przed TV 5 minut dłużej". media2.pl. January 3, 2011.