Television in Poland

Television was introduced in Poland in 1937. It was state owned, and was interrupted by the Second World War in 1939. Television returned to Poland in 1952 and for several decades was controlled by the communist government. Colour television was introduced in Poland in 1971. Private television stations in Poland appeared around the time of the fall of communism, with PTV Echo (once a member of the local channels of Polonia 1) becoming the first private station in Poland (and in the former Eastern Bloc).

Terrestrial

Terrestrial television in Poland is broadcast using a digital DVB-T system. First test DVB-T emission was carried in Warsaw at 9 November 2001. In April 2004, first DVB-T transmitter near Rzeszów started operation, and local TVP division started to market set-top boxes allowing to receive it. As of July 2016, there are about 250 DVB-T transmitters operating in Poland, broadcasting up to three multiplexes (except local stations),[1] all using MPEG-4 AVC compression. Three channels, TVP1, TVP2 and TVP Info are available in HD across all of Poland, while several others (Polsat, TVN, TVN7 and TTV) broadcast in HD in some local multiplexes.[2] Analog terrestrial transmissions were terminated in 2013.

First efforts to introduce DVB-T in Poland was made in 1997 in Gdańsk on initiative of TVP (Polish public television broadcaster).

Allocation

At 2006 conference in Geneva known as GE06 Poland received eight DVB-T multiplexes—seven at UHF frequencies 470÷862 MHz (channels 21÷69) and one at VHF frequency 174÷230 MHz (channels 6÷12). Since some of these frequencies are currently used for analog PAL terrestrial television broadcasting, it is possible to run only two nationwide multiplexes (MUX1, MUX2) and one (MUX3) which covers part of country (58% of population). Introduction of all multiplexes will be possible after switching off analog broadcasting.

A government document entitled “Country digitalization schedule”, dated January 2009, set out plan for the digital broadcast switch-on to be made in three steps and analog broadcast switch-off in six steps.

First regular digital broadcast started on 30 September 2010. Analog broadcast switch-off started on 7 November 2012 and the transition to digital broadcasting finished on 23 July 2013.

The period of time between digital broadcast switch-on and analog broadcast switch-off will allow people time to buy new integrated Digital TVs or set-top boxes.

Current status

  • MUX1 covers 98.8% of population;
  • MUX2 covers more than 98.8% of population;
  • MUX3 covers 99.5% of population;
  • MUX8 covers 97.4% of population.

Analog shutdown

The shutdown of analog broadcast took place in 7 steps between 7 November 2012 and 23 July 2013.

Most operators of analog cable TV are planning to continue providing analog service in their networks for an unspecified period of time.

Additional government actions

Information campaigns about analog broadcast switch-off in mass media.

Requiring electronic equipment sellers to inform buyers that MPEG-2 TVs and STBs are not compatible with national standard which is MPEG-4 AVC.

Financial help for poor families and seniors to buy TV or STB – ca. 250 PLN per household, totalling 475 million PLN.[3]

Technical information

Polish digital terrestrial television broadcast uses 25 Hz H.264/AVC HDTV video, MPEG-2 Layer 2 and E-AC-3 audio, for a Baseline IRD able to decode up to 1920 × 1080 interlaced 25 Hz video pictures or 1280 × 720 progressive 50 Hz video pictures.

During tests also MPEG-2 encoding for video was used.

Assignment of channels in multiplexes

Plan from January 2009 included three nationwide multiplexes with seven SDTV channels in each:

  • MUX1 – Free-to-air commercial channels (Polsat, TVN, TV4, TV Puls); after analog broadcast switch-off MUX3 covered the entire country population and public channels moved to it; there was competition for three freed channels;
  • MUX2 – open competition;
  • MUX3 – Public channels; after analog switch-off MUX3 will cover all country population and public channels will be moved to it from MUX1; there will be competition for three freed channels in MUX1.

In January 2010 new plan on introducing DVB-T was presented. Assignment of multiplexes was changed:

  • MUX1 – public broadcaster channels (including TVP1, TVP2 and TVP3);
  • MUX2 – Commercial free-to-air channels (Polsat, TVN, TV4, TV Puls) plus one additional from each broadcaster.

In June 2010 the final decision on the allocation of multiplexes was made:

  • MUX1 – four channels chosen in open competition (were selected: ATM Rozrywka, TTV, Eska TV and Polo TV) and temporary three public broadcaster channels (TVP1, TVP2, TVP3); after analog broadcast switch-off (it happened on July 23, 2013) and after covering MUX3 all country population, public channels have been deleted from MUX1; there was a contest for the remaining four freed channels (were selected: TV Trwam, TVP ABC, Stopklatka TV and Fokus TV);
  • MUX2 – four current terrestrial analog commercial free-to-air channels (Polsat, TVN, TV4, TV Puls) plus one additional from each broadcaster, currently: Super Polsat (previously Polsat Sport News), TVN7, TV6 and Puls 2;
  • MUX3 – public broadcaster channels (currently six: TVP1, TVP2, TVP3, TVP Info, TVP Kultura, TVP Historia, TVP Sport – earlier TVP Rozrywka).

MUX1

MUX1
ChannelOwnerType
TVP ABCTelewizja PolskaChildren
Stopklatka TVAgora SA, Kino Polska TVMovies
TV TrwamLux Veritatis FoundationReligion
ATM RozrywkaATM Grupa (in cooperation with Polsat)Entertainment
TTVStavka (TVN Group)General/Social-intervention
Fokus TVZPR Media GroupGeneral/Documentaries
Eska TVPolsat GroupMusic
Polo TVPolsat GroupDisco polo music

MUX2

MUX2
ChannelOwnerType
PolsatPolsat GroupGeneral
TVNTVN Group (SNI)General
TV4Polsat Group (earlier Polskie Media)General
TV PulsTelewizja PulsGeneral
Super PolsatPolsat GroupGeneral/Entertainment
TVN7TVN Group (SNI)General/Entertainment
TV6Polsat Group (earlier Polskie Media)General/Entertainment
Puls 2Telewizja PulsGeneral/Entertainment

MUX3

MUX3
ChannelOwnerType
TVP1 HDTelewizja PolskaGeneral
TVP2 HDTelewizja PolskaGeneral
TVP3[4]Telewizja PolskaRegional
TVP Info HDTelewizja PolskaNews
TVP KulturaTelewizja PolskaCultural
TVP HistoriaTelewizja PolskaHistorical
TVP SportTelewizja PolskaSport

MUX8

MUX8
ChannelOwnerType
TVP Sport HD(Coming Soon)Telewizja PolskaSport
?Telewizja Polska?
?Telewizja Polska?
Nowa TVZPR Media GroupGeneral
WPWirtualna Polska HoldingGeneral/Interactive
Zoom TVCable Television Networks & Partners
(PIKE, Kino Polska TV and cooperation with Onet.pl)
General/Local issues
MetroDiscovery CommunicationsGeneral/Lifestyle

TV Mobilna - MUX4 (Pay TV channels)

TV Mobilna - Pay TV channels[5]
ChannelOwnerType
Polsat NewsPolsat GroupNews
Polsat SportPolsat GroupSport
Polsat Sport ExtraPolsat GroupSport
Polsat FilmPolsat GroupMovies
Polsat CafePolsat GroupLifestyle
Polsat PlayPolsat GroupLifestyle
Kino PolskaKino Polska TVMovies
TVP SerialeTelewizja PolskaSeries
TVN StyleTVN Group (SNI)Lifestyle
Comedy CentralViacom International Media NetworksSeries
Comedy Central FamilyViacom International Media NetworksSeries
NickelodeonViacom International Media NetworksChildren

MUX-L1 (Lubań/Jelenia Góra/Bolesławiec/Chojnów)

MUX-L1
ChannelOwnerType
TV ŁużyceTelewizja Łużyce Sp. z o.o.Regional
Tele 5Polcast TelevisionGeneral
Eska TV ExtraPolsat GroupMusic
Stars.TVJBD S.A.Music

MUX-L2 (Ornontowice/Rybnik)

MUX-L2
ChannelOwnerType
TVTTelewizja TVT Sp. z o.o.Regional
Tele 5Polcast TelevisionGeneral
Eska TV ExtraPolsat GroupMusic
4fun.tv4fun Media S.A.Music
4fun Gold Hits4fun Media S.A.Music
4fun Dance4fun Media S.A.Music
Stars.TVJBD S.A.Music

MUX-L3 (Częstochowa/Kamieńsk/Tomaszów Mazowiecki)

MUX-L3
ChannelOwnerType
NTL RadomskoTVN Group (SNI)Regional
Eska TV ExtraPolsat GroupMusic
4fun.tv4fun Media S.A.Music
4fun Gold Hits4fun Media S.A.Music
Stars.TVJBD S.A.Music

MUX-L4 (Świdnica/Wrocław)

MUX-L4
ChannelOwnerType
ECHO24 TV HDATM GrupaRegional
Polsat HDPolsat GroupGeneral
TVN HDTVN Group (SNI)General
Eska TV ExtraPolsat GroupMusic
Stars.TVJBD S.A.Music
Mango 24Studio Moderna PolskaTeleshopping

MUX-L7 (Lubin/Głogów)

MUX-L7
ChannelOwnerType
TV RegionalnaTVL Sp. z o.o.Regional
Tele 5Polcast TelevisionGeneral

Satellite

In 1998, two DVB-S providers, Cyfra+ and Wizja TV started operation. In 2001, Wizja TV was merged into Cyfra+.

1999 saw the introduction of another platform, Polsat 2 Cyfrowy (later renamed to Polsat Cyfrowy and finally Cyfrowy Polsat), owned by Polsat, a major Polish commercial TV network. These platforms become very popular, and today, there are no Polish channels available on analogue satellite (the last one, TVN, was switched off in 2008). However, most of the satellite broadcasts in Poland are in SDTV resolution.

On 12 October 2006, ITI launched the n platform with few HD channels available, as well as - also new in Poland - video on demand functionality. Later, in December 2006, Cyfra+ also started HD broadcasts. Cyfrowy Polsat started HD broadcasts in second half of 2007.

In March 2013, as part of deeper cooperation between Canal+ Group and ITI, Cyfra+ and N were merged into NC+.

Other technologies

Some of the biggest cable operators started to provide DVB-C channels in few cities. However, most of the cable networks currently operating in Poland are purely analogue.

The largest telephone operator, Telekomunikacja Polska, introduced a new option to its Neostrada offer, the Videostrada. It allows to receive digital TV, available are most of Cyfra+ channels (the platform is known as Cyfra+DSL), as well as video on demand. It is currently available only in few biggest cities in Poland.

Several TV channels, as well as video on demand, are available in Polish mobile telephony networks. There are no currently operating dedicated mobile TV transmitters.

There are also OTT TV service providers, most famous is Polish TV Company[6]

List of channels

This is a list of television channels that broadcast in Poland.

Public

Telewizja Polska

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
TVP1 HD* General 16:9 HD Polish, original
TVP2 HD* General 16:9 HD Polish, original
TVP3 Regional ** ** ** 16:9 SD Polish
TVP Info HD* News 16:9 HD Polish
TVP Polonia Worldwide 16:9 SD Polish
TVP Kultura Cultural 16:9 SD Polish, original
TVP Historia Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish
TVP Rozrywka Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish
TVP ABC Children 16:9 SD Polish
TVP Seriale Series 16:9 SD Polish
TVP Sport HD Sport *** 16:9 HD Polish
TVP HD General 16:9 HD Polish, original
TVP 4K Movies / Sport 16:9 4K Polish
Belsat TV Belarusian Channel 16:9 SD Belarusian
TVP Parlament**** Parliament 16:9 SD Polish

* SD version of the channel available only in the cable
** In DTH platforms as TVP3 Warszawa
*** In SD version
**** Operates as an Internet multistreaming channel[7]

Private

Polsat Group

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Polsat General 16:9 SD Polish
Polsat HD General Wrocław and Katowice only 16:9 HD Polish
TV4 General 16:9 SD Polish
TV4 HD General 16:9 HD Polish
TV6 Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish
TV6 HD Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat 2 HD* General 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat News HD* News 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat News 2 News 16:9 SD Polish
Polsat Sport General 16:9 SD Polish
Polsat Sport HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Extra Sport 16:9 SD Polish
Polsat Sport Extra HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport News HD Sport News 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Fight HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Premium 1 Super HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Premium 2 Super HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Premium 3 PPV Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Premium 4 PPV Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Premium 5 PPV Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Sport Premium 6 PPV Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Cafe HD* Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Play HD* Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Film Movies 16:9 SD Polish
Polsat Film HD Movies 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Romans Series 16:9 SD Polish
Super Polsat Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish
Super Polsat HD Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Doku HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Crime+Investigation Polsat HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat JimJam Children 16:9 SD Polish
Polsat Viasat Explore HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Viasat History HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Viasat Nature HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Polsat Music HD* Music 16:9 HD Polish
Disco Polo Music Music 16:9 SD Polish
Superstacja News 16:9 SD Polish
Superstacja HD News 16:9 HD Polish
Eska TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
Eska TV HD Music 16:9 HD Polish
Eska TV Extra Music locally 16:9 SD Polish
Eska TV Extra HD Music 16:9 HD Polish
Polo TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
VOX Music TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
Eska Rock TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
Eleven Sports 1 HD Sports 16:9 HD Polish
Eleven Sports 1 4K Sports 16:9 4K Polish
Eleven Sports 2 HD Sports 16:9 HD Polish
Eleven Sports 3 HD Sports 16:9 HD Polish
Eleven Sports 4 HD Sports 16:9 HD Polish
  • Polsat 1 - for Polish from around the world; USA, United Kingdom

* SD version of the channel available only in the cable

Discovery Inc.

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
TVN General 16:9 SD Polish, original
TVN HD General Warsaw and Wrocław only 16:9 HD Polish, original
TVN7 General / Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish, original
TVN7 HD General / Entertainment Warsaw only 16:9 HD Polish, original
TVN24 News 16:9 SD Polish
TVN24 HD News 16:9 HD Polish
TVN24 BiS News 16:9 SD Polish
TVN24 BiS HD News 16:9 HD Polish
TVN Fabuła HD Series and movies 16:9 HD Polish
TVN Style Lifestyle 16:9 SD Polish, original
TVN Style HD Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, original
TVN Turbo Lifestyle 16:9 SD Polish, original
TVN Turbo HD Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, original
TTV** Social-intervention 16:9 SD Polish
TTV HD** Social-intervention Warsaw only 16:9 HD Polish
HGTV Home design, gardening 16:9 SD Polish
HGTV HD Home design, gardening 16:9 HD Polish
Food Network HD* Food 16:9 HD Polish
Travel Channel HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
NTL Radomsko Regional 16:9 SD Polish
Discovery Channel HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
Discovery Science HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
DTX HD* Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, English
TLC HD* Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, English
ID HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
Discovery Historia Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish, English
Discovery Life HD* Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish, English
Animal Planet HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
Metro General/Lifestyle 16:9 SD Polish
Metro HD General/Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish
Eurosport 1 Sport 16:9 SD Polish, English
Eurosport 1 HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish, English
Eurosport 2 Sport 16:9 SD Polish, English
Eurosport 2 HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish, English
  • TVN International - a.k.a. iTVN, for Polish from around the world; New Zealand, USA (New York, Chicago), Germany (Berlin), Australia (Sydney) and Pakistan
  • TVN International Extra - a.k.a. iTVN Extra, for Polish from around the world; USA, Germany

* SD version of the channel available only in the cable
** TTV belongs to Stavka (51% - TVN, 49% - Besta Film)

Telewizja Puls

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
TV Puls General 16:9 SD Polish
TV Puls HD General 16:9 HD Polish
Puls 2 Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish
Puls 2 HD Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish

Canal+ Group

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Canal+ HD* Movies / Sport 16:9 HD Polish, original
Canal+ 1 HD* Movies / Sport 16:9 HD Polish, original
Canal+ 4K Ultra HD Movies / Sport 16:9 4K Polish
Canal+ Sport HD* Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Canal+ Sport 2 HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Canal+ NOW HD Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Canal+ Film HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, original
Canal+ Family HD* Movies / Sport 16:9 HD Polish, original
Canal+ Seriale HD* Series / Movies 16:9 HD Polish, original
Canal+ Discovery HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, original
Ale Kino+ HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, original
Planete+ HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Kuchnia+ HD* Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish
Domo+ HD* Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, original
MiniMini+ HD* Children 16:9 HD English
TeleToon+ HD* Teens 16:9 HD Polish
nSport+ HD* Sport 16:9 HD Polish

* SD version of the channel available only in the cable

ZPR Media Group

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Nowa TV General 16:9 SD Polish
Nowa TV HD General 16:9 HD Polish
Fokus TV Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish
Fokus TV HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish

Viacom Media Networks

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Paramount Channel HD Movies 16:9 HD Polish
Comedy Central HD* Series 16:9 HD Polish
Comedy Central Family HD* Series 16:9 HD Polish
Nickelodeon Children 16:9 SD Polish, English
Nicktoons HD Children 16:9 HD Polish
Nick Jr. Children 16:9 SD Polish, English
MTV Polska HD* Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish
MTV Music Music 16:9 SD Polish
VH1 Polska Music 16:9 SD Polish
MTV Rocks Music 16:9 SD English
MTV Dance Music 16:9 SD English
MTV Hits Music 16:9 SD English
MTV Live HD Music 16:9 HD English

* SD version of the channel available only in the cable

BBC Worldwide

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
BBC HD

To be replaced by BBC First on October 26, 2018

Series 16:9 HD Polish, English
BBC Brit HD* Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish, English
BBC CBeebies Children 16:9 SD Polish
BBC Earth HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
BBC Lifestyle HD* Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, English

* SD version of the channel available only in the cable

Fox Networks Group

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
Fox Series 16:9 SD Polish, English
Fox HD Series 16:9 HD Polish, English
Fox Comedy Series 16:9 SD Polish, English
Fox Comedy HD Series 16:9 HD Polish, English
National Geographic Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish, English
National Geographic HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
Nat Geo Wild Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish, English
Nat Geo Wild HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
Nat Geo People HD Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, English
Baby TV Children 16:9 SD Polish

Others

Channel Type Cyfrowy Polsat nc+ n na kartę Cable DVB-T FTA Format Audio language Online
WP General/Interactive 16:9 SD Polish
WP HD General/Interactive 16:9 HD Polish
HBO HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
HBO 2 HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
HBO 3 HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
Cinemax HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
Cinemax 2 HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
TNT Movies 16:9 SD Polish, English
TNT HD Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
Cartoon Network HD* Children 16:9 HD Polish
Boomerang HD* Children 16:9 HD Polish, English
AXN Series 16:9 SD Polish
AXN HD Series 16:9 HD Polish
AXN Spin HD* Series 16:9 HD Polish
AXN Black Series 16:9 SD Polish
AXN White Series 16:9 SD Polish
Stopklatka TV Movies 16:9 SD Polish
Stopklatka TV HD Movies 16:9 HD Polish
Kino Polska Movies / Series 16:9 SD Polish
Kino Polska Muzyka Music 16:9 SD Polish
Zoom TV General/Local issues 16:9 SD Polish
Zoom TV HD General/Local issues 16:9 HD Polish
Kino TV Movies 16:9 SD Polish
FilmBox Premium HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish
FilmBox Extra Movies 16:9 SD Polish
FilmBox Extra HD Movies 16:9 HD Polish
FilmBox Family Movies 16:9 SD Polish
FilmBox Arthouse Movies 16:9 SD Polish
FilmBox Arthouse HD Movies 16:9 HD Polish
FilmBox Action Movies 16:9 SD Polish
FightBox HD* Sport 16:9 HD Polish
DocuBox Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish
DocuBox HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Gametoon HD E-sport 16:9 HD Polish
13 Ulica HD* Series 16:9 HD Polish, English
SCI FI Series / Movies 16:9 SD Polish, English
SCI FI HD Series / Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
E! Entertainment HD* Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish, English
History HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
H2 HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English
Lifetime HD Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish, English
AMC HD Movies and series 16:9 HD Polish, English
SundanceTV HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish, English
CBS Europa HD* Movies 16:9 HD Polish
CBS Action Series 16:9 SD Polish
CBS Reality Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish
Extreme Sports Channel HD* Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Viasat Nature & Viasat History HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish, English, Russian, Czech, Hungarian
Epic Drama HD Series 16:9 HD Polish, English, Russian, Czech, Hungarian
Disney Channel HD* Children 16:9 HD Polish
Disney XD Children 16:9 SD Polish
Disney Junior Children 16:9 SD Polish, English
Romance TV HD* Movies / Series 16:9 HD Polish
SportKlub HD* Sport 16:9 HD Polish, English
FightKlub HD* Sport 16:9 HD Polish
Trace Urban Music 16:9 SD Polish
Active Family Lifestyle 16:9 SD Polish
Active Family HD Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish
Wellbeing Network Lifestyle 16:9 SD Polish
Wellbeing Network HD Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish
Motowizja HD* Motorization 16:9 HD Polish
Zest TV Adults 16:9 SD Polish
Love Lifestyle 16:9 SD Polish
Love HD Lifestyle 16:9 HD Polish
Da Vinci Children 16:9 SD Polish, Russian, Hungarian
Da Vinci HD Children 16:9 HD Polish, Russian, Hungarian
Outdoor Channel HD Hunting / Outdoor 16:9 HD English / Russian
Ginx eSports TV E-sport 16:9 SD English
Ginx eSports TV HD E-sport 16:9 HD English
E-Sport TV HD E-sport 16:9 HD English
Tele 5 General 16:9 SD Polish
Tele 5 HD General 16:9 HD Polish
Polonia 1 Series / Teleshopping 16:9 SD Polish
Water Planet Documentaries 16:9 SD Polish
Water Planet HD Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Novela TV Series 16:9 SD Polish
Novela TV HD Series 16:9 HD Polish
ATM Rozrywka Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish
Mango 24 Teleshopping 16:9 SD Polish
TV Okazje Teleshopping 16:9 SD Polish
13.tv General 16:9 SD Polish
13.tv HD General 16:9 HD Polish
13.tv 3D General 16:9 HD 3D Polish
TV Republika News / Current affairs 16:9 SD Polish
TV Republika HD News / Current affairs 16:9 HD Polish
wPolsce.pl News / Current affairs 16:9 SD Polish
TV Trwam Religion 16:9 SD Polish
Red Carpet TV Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish
Red Carpet TV HD Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish
TVS Regional 16:9 SD Polish
TVS HD Regional 16:9 HD Polish
TVS HD+1 Regional 16:9 HD Polish
4fun.tv Music 16:9 SD Polish
4fun Gold Hits Music 16:9 SD Polish
4fun Dance Music 16:9 SD Polish
Stars.TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
Stars.TV HD Music 16:9 HD Polish
Adventure HD* Documentaries 16:9 HD Polish
Nuta.TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
Nuta.TV HD Music 16:9 HD Polish
Power TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
Power TV HD Music 16:9 HD Polish
Top Kids Children 16:9 SD Polish
Top Kids HD Children 16:9 HD Polish
TVR Entertainment 16:9 SD Polish
TVR HD Entertainment 16:9 HD Polish
To!TV Music 16:9 SD Polish
Opoka.tv Music 16:9 SD Polish
Opoka.tv HD Music 16:9 HD Polish
Fashion TV Lifestyle 16:9 SD English
Mezzo Music 16:9 SD French
Mezzo Live HD Music 16:9 HD French
myZen.tv HD Music 16:9 HD English
Duck TV Children 16:9 SD English
Baby First TV Children 4:3 SD English
2X2 TV Games and animation 16:9 HD Polish
Blue Hustler Pornography 16:9 SD English
Hustler HD Pornography 16:9 HD English
Private TV HD* Pornography 16:9 HD English
Redlight HD Pornography 16:9 HD English
Dorcel TV HD Pornography 16:9 HD English, Polish
Vivid Touch Pornography 16:9 SD English
Vivid Red HD Pornography 16:9 HD English
Brazzers TV Europe Pornography 16:9 SD English
Reality Kings TV Pornography 16:9 SD English

* SD version of the channel available only in the cable

Digital platforms in Poland

Name Type Subscribers Number of channels HD channels 3D channel VOD
Cyfrowy Polsat Digital platform 4,396,376 183 65 0
  • ipla
  • HBO OD
  • HBO GO
  • PPV/VOD
  • Deezer
  • Primeserial
nc+ Digital platform 2,100,000[8] 175 92 0
  • nc+ GO
  • TVP Prapiemiery
  • Canal+ VOD
  • Seriale+
  • TVN Player
  • Baby TV OD
  • Poznaj nc+
  • Smaczki OD
  • Sport+
Orange TV Digital platform 774,000 99 40 0
  • Seriale+
  • Wideo na życzenie
  • Prapremiery TVP
  • PictureBox
  • TV na życzenie
  • Telewizja Tu i Tam
UPC Polska Cable 1,434,600 201 50 0
  • Premiery
  • Hity
  • HD
  • TVP na żądanie
  • TVN na żądanie
  • Filmbox On Demand
  • Disney Channel na żądanie
  • Cartoon Network na żądanie
  • HBO OD
  • National Geographic na żądanie
  • Xotix
  • Discovery On Demand
  • Sundance na żądanie
  • Canal+ na żądanie
Vectra Cable 870,592 204 52 0
  • BBC na żądanie
  • HBO On Demand
  • Discovery On Demand
  • Disney Channel na żądanie
  • HBO GO
  • GO ON
Multimedia Polska Cable 825,000 171 41 0
Inea Cable 182,000 190 52 0
  • Canal+ na życzenie
  • Ale Kino+ na życzenie
  • HBO On Demand
  • Planete+ na życzenie
  • TeleToon+ na życzenie
  • Duck TV na życzenie
  • Kuchnia+ na życzenie
  • Domo+ na życzenie
  • HBO GO
  • Karaoke TV
TOYA Cable 160,000 52 0
  • Przedpremiery TVP
  • Fyre TV
  • TVP na żądanie
  • Canal+ na życzenie
  • Ale Kino+ na życzenie
  • HBO On Demand
  • Sundance Channel na żądanie
  • Romance TV na życzenie
  • Planete+ na życzenie
  • Discovery On Demand
  • Animal Planet On Demand
  • History na życzenie
  • MiniMini+ na życzenie
  • Polsat JimJam na życzenie
  • Duck TV na życzenie
  • Kuchnia+ na życzenie
  • Domo+ na życzenie
  • TLC On Demand
  • English Club TV On Demand
  • TV Toya na życzenie
  • Catch UP TVP
  • TV Toya Catch Up
  • Player
  • ipla
  • iplex
  • VOD TVP
  • TVP Parlament
  • HBO GO
  • NatGeo Play
  • Karaoke TV
  • GO ON
  • RMFon.pl
  • Eska GO
Petrus Cable 50,000 55 0
Promax Cable 35,670 41 0
  • HBO GO
Sat Film Cable 25,000 41 0
  • HBO GO
Other Cable Cable more than 1,322,000

Television rating system in Poland

No age restrictions for minors above 7 years old for minors above 12 years old for minors above 16 years old only for viewers above 18 years old

Viewing shares

TOP 20 of Polish TV channels from 2007 by Nielsen Media Research (in gray - channels, which were in a given year out of the TOP 20):

Channels Launched 2017[9]
2016[10]
2015[11]
2014[12]
2013[13]
2012[14]
2011[15]
2010[16]
2009[16]
2008[17][18]
2007[19]
Polsat 12/1992 10.91 11.45 11.60 11.84 12.24 13.97 14.53 13.84 14.81 15.42 16.76
TVN 10/1997 9.87 10.37 10.65 11.68 12.54 13.93 14.95 15.21 15.92 16.73 16.46
TVP1 01/1953 9.59 11.10 12.28 12.27 13.17 15.41 17.41 19.35 20.89 22.63 23.20
TVP2 10/1970 7.87 8.32 8.72 9.41 10.30 12.56 13.27 14.49 15.39 16.83 17.99
TVN24 08/2001 4.27 3.81 3.22 2.99 3.12 3.06 3.14 3.45 2.69 2.71 2.98
TV4 04/2000 4.08 3.36 3.27 2.68 2.97 2.49 2.39 2.14 2.06 1.8 2.06
TVP Info 10/2007 3.83 3.26 3.51 2.86 2.61 3.82 4.24 4.92 4.41 4.32 4.92
TVN7 03/2002 3.29 3.33 3.30 3.53 3.54 2.53 1.79 1.63 1.66 1.62 1.49
TV Puls 03/2001 3.03 3.20 3.09 3.11 3.08 2.33 1.89 1.51 1.13 0.80 0.53
TTV 01/2012 1.78 1.60 1.45 1.30 1.02 0.31 - - - - -
Puls 2 07/2012 1.75 1.78 1.62 1.52 1.07 0.14 - - - - -
TVP Seriale 12/2010 1.49 1.48 1.40 1.44 1.14 0.64 0.34 - - - -
Polsat 2 03/1997 1.47 1.52 1.45 1.68 1.79 1.37 1.32 0.88 0.87 0.8 0.61
TV6 05/2011 1.44 1.48 1.23 0.97 0.61 0.20 0.04 - - - -
TVP ABC 02/2014 1.18 0.92 0.70 0.49 - - - - - - -
Polsat News 06/2008 1.14 1.11 1.08 1.08 1.04 0.90 0.81 0.62 0.31 0.1 -
TVP Rozrywka 04/2013 0.99 1.09 1.14 0.93 0.48 - - - - - -
Stopklatka TV 03/2014 0.94 1.00 0.88 0.60 - - - - - - -
TVP3 09/2013 0.94 0.97 1.05 1.09 0.36 - - - - - -
Fokus TV 04/2014 0.80 0.81 0.69 0.31 - - - - - - -

TOP 10 of most watched TV broadcasts in Poland from 1998 according to Nielsen Media Research[20][21][22][23][24][25][26]:

Program Date Channel Number of vievers Share
1 Funeral of Pope John Paul II 8 April 2005 TVP1, TVP2, TVP3, Polsat, TVN, TVN24 and others Over 21,400,000 Almost 90%
2 UEFA Euro 2016: Poland vs Portugal (quarter-final) 30 June 2016 TVP1, Polsat, Polsat Sport 15,974,822 86.57%
3 UEFA Euro 2012: Poland vs Russia (group stage) 12 June 2012 TVP1, TVP Sport, TVP HD 14,683,216 81.51%
4 UEFA Euro 2016: Germany vs Poland (group stage) 16 June 2016 TVP1, Polsat, Polsat Sport 14,352,012 80.89%
5 UEFA Euro 2012: Czech Republic vs Poland (group stage) 16 June 2012 TVP1, TVP Sport, TVP HD 14,070,492 81.28%
6 FIFA World Cup 2018: Poland vs Colombia (group stage) 24 June 2018 TVP1, TVP Sport 13,631,335 75.45%
7 UEFA Euro 2012: Poland vs Greece (group stage) 8 June 2012 TVP1, TVP Sport, TVP HD 13,308,343 83.78%
8 2002 Winter Olympics: Ski Jumping Men's K120 Individual
(Adam Małysz won the silver medal)
13 February 2002 TVP1 13,259,612 75.15%
9 Funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria 18 April 2010 TVP1, TVP2, TVP Info, Polsat, Polsat News, TVN, TVN24 and others 13,033,967 86.68%
10 UEFA Euro 2016: Ukraine vs Poland (group stage) 21 June 2016 TVP1, Polsat, Polsat Sport 12,639,308 81.67%

See also

References

  1. http://old.radiopolska.pl/wykaz/polskadv.php
  2. http://old.radiopolska.pl/wykaz/pokazdv_stacja.php?pid=74
  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  4. Correct local version
  5. From June 1, 2012
  6. PolishTV Company
  7. http://www.tvpparlament.pl/
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