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)
Country  Poland
Language Polish
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, Channel 111 (HD)
Channel 500 (SD)
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)

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.

Polsat building in Warsaw.

Other channels[edit]

Planned[edit]

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]

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, 12 seasons)
  • Skazane (Prisoners' Wives) - drama series, Polish adaptation of BBC1's drama series Prisoners' Wives (since autumn 2015, 1 season)
  • Przyjaciółki (Girlfriends) - drama series (start in autumn 2012, 6 seasons)
  • Na krawędzi (On the edge) - crime series (start in spring 2013, 2 seasons)
  • Świat według Kiepskich (The World According to the Kiepskis) - sitcom (since spring 1999, 26 seasons)
  • Malanowski i partnerzy (Malanowski & partners) - docudrama crime series (since spring 2009, 13 seasons)
  • Trudne sprawy (Difficult issues) - docudrama series (since spring 2011, 10 seasons)
  • Zdrady (Infidelities) - docudrama series (since spring 2013, 6 seasons)

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]

Primetime schedule[edit]

PM 8:00 8:15 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15
Monday MEGA HIT (movie) movie
Tuesday Hell's Kitchen. Piekielna Kuchnia Skazane True Justice
Wednesday Świat według Kiepskich Top Chef Rinke za kratami movie
Thursday Zdrady Przyjaciółki movie
Friday Dancing with the Stars. Taniec z gwiazdami
Saturday SuperDzieciak Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo
Sunday Must Be the Music. Tylko muzyka movie

Early fringe schedule[edit]

PM 5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:50 7:00 7:15 7:30 7:45
Monday Poznaj swoje prawa Pierwsza miłość Wydarzenia sports news and weather forecast Świat według Kiepskich (R)
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday Poznaj swoje prawa (R) Chłopaki do wzięcia Chłopaki do wzięcia
Sunday Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo (R) Nasz nowy dom Państwo w państwie

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)
  • Hotel 52 (2010-2013)
  • To nie koniec świata! (2013-2014)
  • Fala zbrodni (2003-2008)
  • Prawo miasta (2007)
  • Ekipa (2007)
  • Pamiętniki z wakacji (Holiday diaries) (2011-2013)
  • Dlaczego ja? (Why me?) (2010-2015)

Foreign series[edit]

Cyfrowy Polsat[edit]

Main article: Cyfrowy Polsat

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. 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Biuro Rekordów". Retrieved 2015-10-08. 

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