Media of Poland

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The Media of Poland consist of several different types of communications media including television, radio, cinema, newspapers, magazines, and Internet. Many of the media are controlled by large for-profit corporations who reap revenue from advertising, subscriptions, and sale of copyrighted material.

Media and politics[edit]

During the communist regime in Poland the Stalinist press doctrine dominated and controlled Polish media.[1] This doctrine aimed at getting the support of people and making Polish people "Soviets".[1] The country instituted freedom of press since the fall of communism. However, public TV and radio are still politically controlled, via a state regulatory body called Krajowa Rada Radiofonii i Telewizji (The National Radio and Television Committee), which is similar to CRTC in Canada. It is said that both public and private media are not impartial, and used as means for political propaganda. Various irregularities have been exposed during the investigation by a special parliamentary committee into the Lew Rywin affair.

TV stations[edit]

TVP – public broadcaster

Polsat – private

Grupa ITI (International Trading and Investments Holdings SA Luxembourg)

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

Polcast Television

Minor players and joint-ventures:

Many major players are also present on the market, among them: Canal+ Polska, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Film, Canal+ Sport2, HBO, HBO2, EuroSport, EuroSport2, Discovery Channel, Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Science, Discovery World, MTV Poland, VIVA Poland, VH1 Poland

Digital TV platforms (all private)[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

Polskie Radio (public broadcaster)[edit]

Privately owned stations[edit]

Broker FM group:

Eurozet group:

Agora group:

Time group:


  • Radio Maryja (religious, conservative, political)
  • local radio stations

Polish radio stations in other countries[edit]

Press (all private)[edit]

Daily papers[edit]

Weekly magazines[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sasinska-Klas, Teresa (1994). "The transition of mass media in Poland: The road to liberalization". EJC/REC. 4 (1). Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012", Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013
  3. ^ "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
  4. ^ "Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012", Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved on 29 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Active mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012", Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved on 29 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Internet hosts", World Factbook, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2013.