TVN Med

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TVN Med
Launched 19 October 2006
Closed 1 January 2009
Owned by ITI Group
Country Poland
Website www.tvnmed.pl

TVN Med was a Polish television channel owned by TVN, the television arm of the ITI Group. It was the only TV channel in Poland with access restricted to just one professional group - namely the physicians. It was available on-line and via n digital platform, but to receive a password allowing to watch it, one had to present a valid medical licence.

All Polish doctors could watch the channel free-of-charge, however starting from October 2007, if they wished to receive it via satellite, they had to acquire the "n" set on general terms (earlier it was provided to the general practitioners for free). The channel has officially closed on January 1st, 2009. It was the only Polish channel allowed to air commercials of prescription drugs (according to the Polish law, they can't be presented in media available for the general public) which were its main source of funding. The programming included mostly educational shows for doctors. Poland's Supreme Medical Council accepted watching the channel as part of compulsory training for all doctors (but to be awarded the training points, one had not just to watch the show, but also complete an on-line test about it).

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