|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Polskie Media (2000-2014)|
Telewizja Polsat (2014-present)
|Launched||1 April 2000|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 6|
TV4 is a Polish free-to-air television channel originally owned by Polskie Media. It was founded through the merger of Nasza TV and Polsat 2 and started broadcasting on 1 April 2000. In August 2013, Polskie Media was acquired by Telewizja Polsat, and since 2014, Polsat became a direct broadcaster of TV4.
TV4 was established on April 1, 2000 as a result of the merger of Nasza TV (1998–2000) and Polsat 2 in its initial format (1997–2000). From the beginning of TV4's existence until 2005, the TV Odra stations started relaying TV4, thus extending the network of transmitters. Each of the local stations had guaranteed daily slots to broadcast their own programs. With time, however - for financial reasons - subsequent TV stations resigned from broadcasting them (in practice, simply becoming transmitters of the TV4 signal). Each of the TV Odra stations - apart from their own local broadcast slots for several hours a day - still carried the channel, except for NTL Radomsko which has been rebroadcasting TVN since September 2005.
TV4 mainly broadcasts movies and series as well as entertainment and cultural programs. From March 2007 to the first half of 2011, the program was broadcast around the clock. Later, TV4 started between 5.05am and 6.40am and ended between 2.00am and 4.30am. From August 2013, the station is again broadcasting 24 hours a day. On March 1, 2012, TV4 switched to the 16:9 aspect ratio with WSS signal. On June 17, 2013, TV4 ended analogue terrestrial broadcasting and from that day on, it is broadcast only digitally. On January 1, 2014, Telewizja Polsat became the owner of the station that so far was formally owned by the Polskie Media holding (which since August 30, 2013 was 100% owned by Telewizja Polsat).
On October 1, 2015, TV4 launched its HD feed along with three other channels (Polsat 2 HD, Polsat Play HD, Polsat Cafe HD).
On 30 March 2017, TV4 unveiled its last new graphics package, designed by SADAJ. The idents consists of a girl or a ballerina dancing around the screen. The logo remained unchanged.
Since September 15, 2020, the channel's signal is broadcast on the Internet on the ipla VOD website belonging to the broadcaster.
|Title||Translation of the title||Based on||Type||Year(s) aired|
|Big Brother[a]||Big Brother||Big Brother||reality show||2007–2008|
|Daję słowo||I give you my word||Páli vám to?||game show||2003–2006|
|Galileo||Galileo||Galileo||popular science||since 2007|
|Gwiazdy kabaretu||Cabaret stars||—||comedy||since 2018|
|Hole in the Wall||Hole in the Wall||Hole in the Wall||game show||2009|
|Kłamczuch||Cheater||Dirty Rotten Cheater||game show||2008–2009|
|Mała czarna||Cafe noir||—||talk-show, lifestyle||2007–2013; then moved to Polsat Café|
|Muzyczne listy||Music letters||—||music videos compilation||ca. 2000–2012|
|Policjantki i policjanci||Policewomen and policemen||—||docu-soap||since 2014|
|Spadkobiercy||Inheritors||—||improvised comedy TV series||2008–2013, 2017|
|Sprawiedliwi – Wydział kryminalny||Fair-minded – Criminal Department||—||TV series||since 2016|
|STOP Drogówka[c]||STOP Traffic police||—||hidden camera / documentary magazine||since 2010|
|Włatcy móch[d]||Lords of Flies||—||animated sitcom (black comedy)||2006–2011|
- Seasons four and five only.
- In 1990s TVP2 aired a game show based on the same format (it was, however, entitled 5 × 5 – wygrajmy razem (5 × 5 – let’s win together).
- A continuation of Drogówka.
- The original title is intentionally misspelled.
- Official Site (in Polish)