Telewizja Polska S.A.
Slogan TVP - Tworzona z pasją
TVP - Created with passion
17 Jana Pawła Woronicza Street,
Government of Poland
Jacek Kurski (general director)
Telewizja Polska S.A. ( TVP S.A., [ˈtɛ ˈfaw ˈpɛ] Polish Television) is a public broadcasting corporation, the only public broadcaster in the territory of the Republic of Poland and with 13 national and 16 regional channels it is by far the largest Polish television network. About a third of TVP's income comes from a broadcast receiver licence, while the rest is covered by commercials and sponsorships.
Main TVP headquarters at 17 Jan Paweł Woronicz street (ul. Jana Pawła Woronicza),
Timeline [ edit ]
1935 – The PIT (Państwowy Instytut Telekomunikacyjny - National Telecommunications Institute) starts working together with
Polish Radio on establishing the first television service. 1937 – Completion of a first black-and-white broadcasting station.
1938 – Experimental channel launched, regular programming scheduled for 1941.
1939 – All the equipment destroyed by the
German Army. 1947 – PIT resumes work on television broadcasting.
1951 – First Polish telecast after the
Second World War. 1952 – Beginning of regular programming.
1958 – Newscast
Dziennik Telewizyjny was founded. 1970 – TVP2 was founded.
1971 – Start of colour broadcasting (in
SECAM). 1989 – Introduction of a
teletext service. 1989 – Dziennik Telewizyjny was replaced by
Wiadomości. 1992 –
Telewizja Polska Spółka Akcyjna comes into existence upon the separation of television and radio public broadcasting by an act of parliament. 1993 –
Polskie Radio i Telewizja (Polish Radio and Television) joins European Broadcasting Union as an active member (regrouping of OIRT and UER). 1995 – The start of moving from SECAM to
PAL. 2003 – Change of TVP logotype.
2009 – New main headquarters building opened in Warsaw.
TVP channels [ edit ]
Bolded channels are accesible in Poland via DVB-T. Other channels (except TVP Parlament) are satelitte and (except Belsat TV and TVP Polonia) pay television.
General and regional channels [ edit ]
TVP1 - mostly news, current affairs, movies, dramas, and sports. Broadcasts 23.5 hours per day.
TVP2 - mostly news, movies, comedy, soap operas, series, stand-up comedy, culture, sports and game shows. Broadcasts 23.5 hours per day.
- region-focused channel, airs local programmes, acts as the umbrella label for local stations such as:
HD channels [ edit ]
- HD version of TVP1, introduced June 1, 2012 TVP1 HD
- HD version of TVP2, introduced June 1, 2012 TVP2 HD
TVP HD - the best productions of TVP in HD. Broadcasts 18 hours per day.
TVP Sport HD - HD version of TVP Sport, introduced January 12, 2014
Specialty channels [ edit ]
- news channel. Broadcasts 24 hours per day. TVP Info
- focusing on history. Broadcasts 20 hours per day. TVP Historia
- high-brow culture channel, available on cable, satellite and DSL. Broadcasts 21 hours per day. TVP Kultura
TVP Polonia - retransmits selected TVP programming for the Polish diaspora (the so-called Polonia) in the USA, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, and the Caucasus. Broadcasts 24 hours per day.
- focusing on entertainment. Broadcasts 20 hours per day. TVP Rozrywka
TVP Rozrywka International - focusing on entertainment
TVP Seriale - focusing on series. Broadcasts 21 hours per day
TVP Sport - sport channel available on cable, satellite and DSL. Broadcasts 17 hours per day.
TVP Parlament - parliamentary channel, Broadcasts online.
- Children's channel. Broadcasts 15 hours per day. TVP ABC
Non-Polish language broadcasting includes
Belsat TV - channel in the Belarusian language presenting news and subject-specific programming for the people of Belarus. Broadcasts 16 hours per day.
International cooperation [ edit ]
TVP has an agreement with the
BBC, under which they will work together in film and television productions. 
The French-German TV liberal arts network
ARTE cancelled a 15-year cooperation with TVP, when it learned in February 2009 that TVP's general director,  Piotr Farfał, was a member of the League of Polish Families, which opposed Arte’s "philosophy based on intercultural exchange" and "the party that TVP's chairman is presently connected with does not share European values".  It was again cancelled in January 2016 after an amendment of the media law in Poland, which caused fears of a lack of pluralism and independence of TVP.  
Logo history [ edit ]
1952–1992 - TP inscription.
1992–2003 - Green letter T, red V, blue P, and the word TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A. and three stripes: red, green and blue. In addition to letters three lines.
2003–present - TVP logo and lettering TELEWIZJA POLSKA.
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