|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
|Sister channels||Polsat News|
Polsat News 2
|Launched||2 October 2006(as Superstacja)|
|Former names||Superstacja (2006-2021)|
Wydarzenia 24 is a Polish all-news format TV channel, launched on 2 October 2006 as Superstacja. Prior to the Polsat takeover in 2018, STER, a company affiliated with Polsat's owner Zygmunt Solorz-Żak, was the channel's owner.
In March 2006, the National Broadcasting Council awarded a license to Superstacja. The channel's first editor was Sławomir Kińczyk, who resigned in 2007.
Superstacja was launched by Astro Sp. z.o.o. and K&R Enterprises Sp. z.o.o., linked to television producer Ryszard Krajewski. The first company was notorious for producing Familiada, the Polish adaptation of Family Feud. Initially, financial assistance was assured by an agreement with Capital Partners, but the company resigned from the project. From launch to June 30, 2009, its president was Ryszard Krajewski.
The channel started broadcasting on October 2, 2006. Initially, the idea was to create a tabloid television channel. Among these contents were reports on showbiz stars and crime. Gradually, however, Superstacja started to add more political programming into its schedule. Notable political commentators during this time included Janina Paradowska, Eliza Michalik, Wojciech Mazowiecki and Waldemar Jan Dziak, later Piotr Gembarowski and Mariusz Max Kolonko.
In May 2007, 50% of Superstacja's stocks were sold to Ster, linked to Heronim Ruta, a Cyfrowy Polsat shareholder e and close associate of Zygmunt Solorz-Żak. The agreement between both parties had as its goal recapitalize the company and strengthen its brand in the market.
In March 2009, Ster had controlled all of Superstacja's stocks. A few weeks later, Ryszard Krajewski left and was replaced by Wojciech Mazowiecki. On July 15, 2009, Adam Stefanik was named president of the council of Superstacja.
On 30 September 2019, Superstacja received a new logo and graphics package. The red square is removed, the words Super and Stacja are in a different font and written in uppercase, and the Stacja word is green. Below there is a mini black bar. On screen, the logo was moved, from left-down corner to upper left corner.
On May 7, 2021, Telewizja Polsat, the owner of Superstacja since 2018, asked National Broadcasting Council about changes in the license to be allowed. These changes covered the channel name and its coverage, from the sensational programmes to the news-based ones. A month later (June 8th) modifications were allowed to be taken into force - however, with respect to the former programme style. With that in mind, 10 days later Superstacja finished broadcasting their premieres, being replaced with earlier recorded programmes from the main channel - Polsat.
On September 1, 2021, the news and entertainment formatted Superstacja was renamed to Wydarzenia 24, a headline-based, rolling news channel, using Superstacja's talents and facilities to complement the coverage from Polsat. Channel has been relaunched at 6 am local time under the new name with news programme covered by Ewa Gajewska.
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