TVN Group

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TVN Group
HeadquartersWarsaw, Poland
Key people
Jim Samples (president)
BrandsTVN, TVN International, TVN24, TVN24 BiS, TVN 7, TVN Fabuła, TVN Style, TVN Turbo, TTV, Food Network, HGTV Home&Garden, Travel Channel
OwnerDiscovery, Inc.
WebsiteTVN Poland

TVN Group (TVN S.A.) is a Polish media and entertainment group established in 1995 as TVN Sp. z o.o. The current president of TVN Group is Jim Samples, who replaced Markus Tellenbach on July 13, 2016.[1]

In 2004, with its debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the company became a public limited company. In March 2015, U.S. broadcaster Scripps Networks Interactive bought a 52.7% majority stake in TVN for €584 million.[2][3] In July 2015, SNI bought out TVN's remaining owners, ITI Group and Canal+ Group, for €584 million, giving it full ownership.[4]

On 6 March 2018, SNI was, in turn, acquired by Discovery, Inc. for US$14.6 billion.[5][6] Liberty Global, which operates pay television provider UPC Polska, is a major shareholder in Discovery. The European Commission thus required TVN to ensure that TVN24 and TVN24 BiS remain available to third-party television providers.[7][8]

TVN HQ in Warsaw, Poland



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  1. ^ Markus Tellenbach odchodzi z TVN, nowym prezesem Jim Samples – TVN –
  2. ^ "Scripps buys majority stake in TVN". C21media. March 16, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Scripps Networks Interactive sfinalizował przejęcie TVN". Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  4. ^ Dickens, Andrew (July 2, 2015). "Scripps completes TVN purchase". C21media. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Szalai, Georg (March 6, 2018). "Discovery Closes Scripps Acquisition, Creating Non-scripted Content Giant". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Szalai, Georg (July 31, 2017). "Discovery to Acquire Scripps Networks for $14.6 Billion". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "Case M.8665 – Discovery / Scripps" (PDF). European Commission. February 6, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "European Commission Clears Discovery Deal to Buy Scripps". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-03-07.

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