TVN Group

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TVN Group
IndustryMedia
Founded1995
HeadquartersWarsaw, Poland
Key people
Jim Samples (president)
ProductsTelevision
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 – Wirtualnemedia.pl
  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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