TVN (Poland)

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TVN
TVN logo.svg
Launched October 3, 1997 at 19:00
Owned by Grupa TVN S.A.
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 12,54% (2013, Nielsen[1])
Slogan "Wszędzie!"
("Everywhere!")
Country Poland
Formerly called Telewizja Wisła
Website www.tvn.pl
Availability
Terrestrial
Polish Digital MUX 2
Satellite
Cyfrowy Polsat Channel 8 (SD)
Channel 115 (HD)
Cyfra+ Channel 4 (HD)
Channel 250 (SD)
n Channel 1 (HD)
Channel 210 (SD)
Orange TV Channel 3 (SD)
Channel 22 (HD)
Cable
UPC Poland Channel 6 (SD)
Channel 7 (HD)
Vectra Channel 104 (SD)
Channel 114 (HD)
Streaming media
TVN Player www.tvnplayer.pl

TVN (TV Nowa) is a Polish commercial television network. The broadcaster was co-founded by Polish businessmen Mariusz Walter and Jan Wejchert.[2] The network 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.[3]

The channel TVN is available by satellite, cable television, digital television and analog television. The other channels are available by satellite and cable television.

History[edit]

In March 1997 TVN obtained permission from The National Council of Radio Broadcasting and Television to broadcast in central and northern parts of Poland. A few months later TVN merged with Telewizja Wisła, which had a license to broadcast in southern Poland.

The channel was launched on October 3, 1997. During the first four years the network was run by its founder Mariusz Walter. In 2001 Piotr Walter became Chief Executive Officer, replacing his father.

In 2004 TVN was available in 86% of Polish households. Since 2004 TVN has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. On April 29, 2004 TVN launched TVN International, an entertainment and news channel for Polish viewers living abroad. In 2005 TVN acquired rights to organise and broadcast Sopot International Song Festival until 2010.

In 2006 TVN launched its high definition version, TVN HD, which was first HD programmed broadcast from Poland.

The network was voted one of the Polish Superbrands. TVN broadcasts part of its programmes in Dolby Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1.

TVN is a supporter of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) initiative (a consortium of broadcasting and Internet industry companies including SES, OpenTV and Institut für Rundfunktechnik) that is promoting and establishing an open European standard for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of broadcast TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface, and conducted the first tests of HbbTV services in Poland in March 2012.[4]

TVN's adaptations[edit]

Program Original version Format Series Episodes Years
Agent The Mole Reality Show 3 2000-2002
Big Brother Big Brother Reality Show 3 2001-2002
BrzydUla Yo soy Betty, la fea Comedy/Soap opera 3 235 2008-2009
Camera Café Camera Café Sitcom 2 78 2004
Chwila prawdy The Moment of Truth Game Show 4 54 2002-2004
Ciao Darwin Ciao Darwin Game Show 2 29 2004-2005
Cofnij zegar Turn Back Your Body Clock Reality Show 1 10 2011
Dla Ciebie Wszystko I'd Do Anything Game Show 2 26 2003-2004
Dobra cena The Price Is Right Game Show 1997-1998
Dzieciaki z klasą British Brainest Kid Game Show 2 26 2004-2005
Ekspedycja 71 Degrees North Reality Show 1 2001
Grzeszni i bogaci Le cœur a ses raisons Sitcom 1 4 2009
Hela w opałach Grace Under Fire Sitcom 4 55 2006-2007,2010-2011
Kasia i Tomek Un gars, une fille Sitcom 3 100 2002-2003
Kawaler do wzięcia The Bachelor Reality Show 1 11 2003
Klub Szalonych Dziewic Rozengeur & Wodka Lime Comedy/Drama 1 13 2010
Kuchenne rewolucje Kitchen Nightmares Reality Show 8 106 2010-
Majka Juana la virgen Soap opera 2 190 2009-2010
Mam talent! Got Talent Talent Show 6 76 2008-
Mamy Cię! Surprise, Surprise Light entertainment 3 50 2004-2005
MasterChef MasterChef Reality Show 2 27 2012-
Milionerzy Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Game Show 10 685 1999-2003,2008-2010
Milion w minutę Minute To Win It Game Show 2 24 2011-2012
Najsłabsze ogniwo The Weakest Link Game Show 2004-2006
Na Wspólnej Barátok közt Soap opera 9 1779 2003-
Niania The Nanny Sitcom 9 135 2005-2009
Perfekcyjna pani domu Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife Reality Show 4 48 2012-
Project Runway TVN Project Runway Reality Show 1 13 2014-
Prosto w serce Sos mi vida Soap opera 2 196 2010-2011
Reguły Gry Rules of Engagement Sitcom 1 15 2012
Rozmowy w toku Boemerang Talk Show 2000+ 1999-
Sędzia Anna Maria Wesołowska Richter Alexander Hold Documentary 12 634 2006-2011
Sąd rodzinny Richter Alexander Hold Documentary 8 214 2008-2011
Superniania Supernanny Reality Show 3 31 2006-2008
Surowi Rodzice The World's Strictest Parents Reality Show 3 26 2012-
Taniec z gwiazdami Dancing with the Stars Reality Show 13 150 2005-2011
Top Model. Zostań modelką America's Next Top Model Reality Show 3 41 2010-
Trinny & Susannah ubierają Polskę Trinny & Susannah Undress... Reality Show 1 10 2011
Trzy serca Alternative Love Reality Show 1 2004
Ugotowani Come Dine with Me Reality Show 5 64 2010-
Usta usta Cold Feet Comedy/Drama 3 35 2010-2011
Wipeout Wymiatacze Wipeout Game Show 1 10 2011
Wyprawa Robinson Expedition Robinson Reality Show 1 27 2004
You Can Dance: Po prostu tańcz! So You Think You Can Dance Talent Show 7 95 2007-2012
X-Factor The X Factor Talent Show 3 42 2011-
Ukryta prawda Familien im Brennpunkt Documentary 4 202 2012-
Wawa Non Stop Berlin - Tag&Nacht Scripted Reality 1 126 2013-2014
W-11 Wydział Śledczy K11 - Kommissare im Einsatz Documentary/Crime 17 1247 2004-
Wszyscy kochają Romana Everybody Loves Raymond Sitcom 1 15 2011-2012

TVN's Productions[edit]

Program English title Format Series Episodes Years
13. posterunek 2 13th Police Station 2 Sitcom 1 42 2001
39 i pół 39 and a Half Comedy/Drama 3 39 2009-2009
HDw3D Television HDin3D Television TV Show 1 12 2011
Anioł Stróż Guardian Angel Comedy 1 13 2005
Detektywi The Detectives Documentary/Crime 10 902 2005-2012
Dzień Dobry TVN Good Morning TVN Morning Show 2005-
Dzień Dobry Wakacje Good Morning Holiday Morning Show 4 45 2010-
Generał The General Documentary/Biography 1 4 2009
Ja, Malinowski I, Malinowski Comedy 1 16 1999
Jestem, jaki jestem I Am What I Am Reality show 2 2003-2004
Julia Julia Soap opera 2 195 2011-2012
Julia 2 Julia 2 Soap opera 1 10 2013
Kawa na ławę - ("No Beating about the Bush") Political Talk show 2006-2010
Kocham. Enter Love. Enter Documentary/Reality 1 44 2013
Kropka nad i Dot over I Political Talk show 1997-2003
Kobieta na krańcu świata Woman at the End of the World Documentary/Travel 5 46 2008-
Lot 001 Flight 001 Comedy 2 26 1999-2000
Najsztub pyta Najsztub Questions Political Talk show 2 38 2004-2005
Kapitalny pomysł A Great Idea Game Show 1 7 2008-2009
Kryminalni Crime Detectives Crime/Drama 8 101 2004-2008
Kryminalne gry Crime Games Documentary/Crime 1 20 2002-2003
Król Przedmieścia King of the Suburbs Comedy 1 13 2002
Kuba Wojewódzki - Talk show 15 193 2006-
Lekarze The Doctors Drama 4 52 2012-
Magda M. - Soap opera 4 55 2005-2007
Miasteczko The Town Soap opera 2 61 2000-2001
Misja! Martyna Mission! Martyna Documentary 2 22 2004-2005
Moja krew My Flesh and Blood Game Show 1 14 2004
Naznaczony Marked Thriller/Fantasy 1 13 2009
Odwróceni Insiders Drama/Crime 1 13 2007
Prawo Agaty True Law Legal drama 5 67 2012-
Pan i pani House Mr & Mrs House Interior design magazine 1 10 2012
Przepis na życie Recipe for Life Drama/Comedy 5 65 2011-2013
Rodziców nie ma w domu The Parents Are Out Comedy 2 52 1997-1998
Sekrety chirurgii Knife Makes Perfect Reality show 2 25 2012-
Smakuj świat z Pascalem Taste the World with Pascal Travel/Culinary 3 27 2012-2013
S.O.S. dla świata SOS for the World Documentary/Travel 1 8 2011
Szpieg The Spy Documentary/Biography 1 6 2008
Szpital The Hospital Documentary/Medical 2 140 2013-
Szymon Majewski Show - TV Show 12 171 2005-2011
Szymon na żywo Szymon Live TV Show 1 11 2012
Superwizjer Super Peephole Documentary 2001-
Teraz albo nigdy! Now or Never! Drama 4 44 2008-2009
Teraz my! It's Us Now! Political Talk show 2005-2010
Twarzą w twarz Face to Face Drama/Crime 2 25 2007-2008
Układ Warszawski Warsaw Pact Drama/Crime 1 13 2011
Usterka Defect Documentary 3 34 2003-2004
Uwaga! Attention! Documentary 2000+ 2002-
Wielkie ucieczki Great Escapes Documentary 1 10 2006
Wojciech Cejrowski. Boso Wojciech Cejrowski. Barefoot Documentary 2 16 2011-2013
Woli i Tysio na pokładzie Woli and Tysio Aboard Reality show 1 8 2012
Zwykły bohater Ordinary Hero Talk Show 1 11 2012

The Network[edit]

TVN HQ in Warsaw, Poland
TVN's helicopter registered as SP-TVN

Foreign series[edit]

Other television channels in the TVN S.A. Group portfolio include:

  • TVN HD (TVN in high definition)
  • TVN Mono (TVN in each Mono)
  • TVN 7 ('seven'; general channel which mainly reruns films and programmes from the original channel)
  • TVN24 (news channel)
  • TVN24 Biznes i Świat (international and business news channel)
  • TVN Meteo (weather, travel and nature channel)
  • TVN Turbo (channel targeted primarily at men, showing mainly programmes concerning cars, motorsports and gadgets)
  • TVN Style (channel targeted primarily at women, showing mainly programmes concerning lifestyle and fashion)
  • iTVN (channel targeted at Poles living in the USA, Canada, Germany, Australia and Russia)
  • nSport HD (sports channel in high definition)
  • nPremium HD, nPremium HD 2, nPremium HD 3, nPremium HD 4 (movies channels)
  • Wojna i Pokój (Russian movies)
  • Religia.tv (religion channel)
  • Mango 24 (TV Shopping channel)

Former channels:

  • TVN HD+1 (timeshift channel)
  • TVN Warszawa (channel dedicated to the region of Warsaw, showing news and other programmes)
  • TVN Gra ('game' or 'play'; channel only showing interactive game and quiz shows)
  • TVN Lingua (channel dedicated to learning languages)
  • TVN Med (channel only available to physicians; access was granted to persons with valid medical license)
  • nFilm HD and nFilm HD 2 (channels showing movies in HD)
  • Discovery TVN Historia (at present Discovery Historia, history channel produced with Discovery Channel)
  • TVN CNBC (business channel produced with CNBC Europe)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TVP1, TVN, Polsat i TVP2 mocno w dół w 2013 r. (top 122)". wirtualnemedia.pl. 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jan Wejchert passes away aged 59". Warsaw Business Journal. 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  3. ^ http://www.itiholdings.com/pdf/2008_08_12_PressRelease_TVN_Share_Buy-Back.pdf
  4. ^ Chris Dziadul. HbbTV starts in Poland. Broadband TV News March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012

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