Polsat

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Polsat
Logo Polsat.svg
Launched December 5, 1992
Owned by Cyfrowy Polsat
Picture format 16:9/4:3 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 12.24% (2013, Nielsen[1])
Slogan Włącz emocje (Turn on the emotions)
Formerly called PolSat (Notice at "S" and "s")(1992-1993)
Website www.polsat.pl
Availability
Terrestrial
Polish Digital MUX 2
Satellite
Cyfrowy Polsat Channel 1 (SD)
Channel 111 (HD)
Cyfra+ Channel 7 (SD)
n Channel 7 (HD)
Channel 212 (SD)
Orange TV Channel 4 (SD)
Channel 7 (HD)
Cable
UPC Poland Channel 4 (SD)
Channel 5 (HD)
Vectra Channel 106 (SD)
Logo of Polsat HD

Polsat is Poland's second biggest television channel, founded on December 5, 1992 and owned by Zygmunt Solorz-Żak.

Polsat belongs to the Polsat Group (WSE: CPS), which also owns other channels:

planned :

and is financially linked to the channels:

Polsat maintained for many years the high audience share results. It is in the TOP 4 most watched television channels in Poland and is a leader among the commercial audience.

Polsat HD[edit]

The HD version of Polsat started in September 2009, and shares the same schedule with Polsat.

Programming[edit]

Among its shows are a variety of Polish and American dramas & news.

Entertainment[edit]

  • Must Be the Music. Tylko muzyka (Must Be the Music. Only music) - the Polish version of British television musical talent competition (since spring 2011, 6 seasons)
  • Dancing with the stars (season 14- ) - program taken over in 2014. Earlier in the TVN (since spring 2014, planned )
  • Top Chef - the Polish version of American cooking show (since autumn 2013, 1 season)
  • Hell's Kitchen - the Polish version of American reality show (since spring 2014, planned)
  • Nasz nowy dom (Our new house) - (since autumn 2013, 2 seasons)

Information/Talk show/Reporters[edit]

  • Wydarzenia (Events) - news (since 2004)
  • Interwencja (Intervention) - reporters magazine (since 2003)
  • Państwo w państwie (State within a state) - also in Polsat News (since 2011)

Polish series[edit]

  • Pierwsza miłość (First love) - TV soap; which has been redubbed as Soupy Norman in Ireland (since autumn 2004, 9 seasons)
  • Przyjaciółki (Girlfriends) - drama series (start in autumn 2012, 2 seasons)
  • Świat według Kiepskich (The World According to the Kiepskis) - sitcom (since spring 1999, 21 seasons)
  • Malanowski i partnerzy (Malanowski & partners) - docudrama series (since spring 2009, 9 seasons)
  • Dlaczego ja? (Why me?) - docudrama series (since spring 2010, 7 seasons)
  • Hotel 52 - drama series (since 2010, 7 seasons)
  • Trudne sprawy (Difficult issues) - docudrama series (since spring 2011, 5 seasons)
  • Na krawędzi (On the edge) - crime series (start in spring 2013)

Foreign series[edit]

  • Desperate Housewives, in Polish "Gotowe na wszystko" - literally "Ready for Everything" (5 seasons)
  • ER, in Polish "Ostry Dyżur" (15 seasons)
  • Grey's Anatomy, in Polish "Chirurdzy" - literally "The Surgeons" (5 seasons)
  • Charmed, in Polish "Czarodziejki" - literally "Witches" (7 seasons)
  • 90210 (2 seasons)
  • Malcolm in the Middle, in Polish "Zwariowany świat Malcolma" - literally "Malcolm's Crazy World" (7 seasons)
  • Merlin, in Polish "Przygody Merlina" - literally "Adventures of Merlin" (3 seasons)
  • Yes, Dear, in Polish "Tak, kochanie" (3 seasons)
  • Married... with Children, in Polish "Świat według Bundych" - literally "The World According to the Bundys"
  • Mr. Bean, in Polish "Jaś Fasola" - literally "Johnny Bean"
  • CSI: Miami, in Polish "CSI:Kryminalne zagadki Miami" - literally "CSI:Criminal Mysteries of Miami" (9 seasons)
  • CSI: NY, in Polish "CSI:Kryminalne zagadki Nowego Jorku" - literally "CSI:Criminal Mysteries of New York" (7 seasons)
  • Bones, in Polish "Kości" (7 seasons)
  • Breaking Bad (1 season)
  • The Listener (2 seasons)
  • Prison Break, in Polish "Skazany na Śmierć" - literally "Sentenced to Death" (4 seasons)
  • Numb3rs, in Polish "Wzór" - literally "Formula" (5 seasons)
  • Damages, in Polish "Układy" (3 seasons)
  • The Beast[disambiguation needed], in Polish "Bestia"
  • Boston Legal, in Polish "Orły z Bostonu" - literally "Eagles of Boston" (1 season)
  • Women's Murder Club, in Polish "Kobiecy Klub Zbrodni"

Foreign Programs[edit]

Sports[edit]

Previously in Polsat[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

  • Halo Kasa "Hello Cash/Vault", a glamorous daytime Participation TV show
  • Quizmania, a Polish version of the English Participation TV show

Information[edit]

  • Informacje (1993-2004)

Political talk shows[edit]

Polish series[edit]

  • Czułość i kłamstwa (1999-2000)
  • Adam i Ewa (2000-2001)
  • Zostać Miss (2001-2003)
  • Psie serce (2002)
  • Samo życie (2002-2010)
  • Pensjonat pod Różą (2004-2006)
  • Tango z aniołem (2005)
  • Kochaj mnie, kochaj (2006)
  • Będziesz moja (2006)
  • Tylko miłość (2007-2009)
  • Szpilki na Giewoncie (2010-2012)
  • Linia życia (2011)
  • Fala zbrodni (2003-2008)
  • Prawo miasta (2007)
  • Ekipa (2007)
  • Nieprawdopodobne, a jednak... (Improbable, but...) - docudrama series (start in autumn 2012)
  • Pamiętniki z wakacji (Holiday diaries)

Foreign series[edit]

Cyfrowy Polsat[edit]

The Polsat group operates Cyfrowy Polsat one of the main providers of digital multichannel television in Poland. It is the fourth largest digital platform in Europe and the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. The service is distributed over the Hotbird satellite and includes a mix of free to air and encrypted channels requiring a subscription for minimum 50 złoty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TVP1, TVN, Polsat i TVP2 mocno w dół w 2013 r. (top 122)". wirtualnemedia.pl. 02 January 2014. 

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