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TVN 24
Tvn24 Logo.svg
Country Poland
Broadcast areaNationwide International
Network TVN
Slogan Cała prawda, całą dobę.
(The whole truth, all day.)
Programming
Picture format 576i (TVN24)
(16:9 1080i (HDTV) (TVN24 HD)
Ownership
Owner TVN Group Discovery Inc.
Sister channels TVN24 BIS
TVN Meteo
History
Launched9 August 2001;19 years ago (2001-08-09) (SD)
30 November 2012;8 years ago (2012-11-30) (HD)
Links
Website www.tvn24.pl
www.tvn24.pl/english
Availability
Cable
UPC Poland Channel 333 (HD)
VectraChannel 801 (SD)
Channel 807 (HD)
ToyaChannel 601
Multimedia PolskaChannel 31
AsterChannel 37
IneaChannel 39
Optimum (US)Channel 138
Unitymedia (Germany)Channel 644 (SD)
Satellite
Cyfrowy Polsat Channel 61 (HD)
Channel 510 (SD)
nc+ Channel 6 (HD)
Orange TV Channel 9 (SD)
Channel 43 (HD)
Dish Network (USA)Channel 118
Streaming media
Official website Watch & listen live (only available in Polish with charging)

TVN24 is a Polish 24-hour commercial news channel, launched on 9 August 2001. Being a part of the TVN Network, TVN24 has been owned since July 2017 by US-based TV content provider Discovery. It gained broader popularity after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US, which was the first major incident to be covered by TVN24. It is available over all digital platforms in Poland (Cyfrowy Polsat and nc+) as well as in most cable networks and some networks in other countries, including USA (Dish Network) and Germany. The audio portion of the channel can be streamed on the internet.

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On February 6, 2018, the European Commission approved the deal. Since Liberty Global, which operates pay television services in Poland under the UPC Polska brand, is a major shareholder in Discovery Inc, EU competition law required that Discovery ensures the continued availability of TVN24 and TVN24 BiS to third-party TV providers. [1] [2]

The TVN24 team is also responsible for the TVN flagship newscast, Fakty TVN, and for the weather and lifestyle channel TVN Meteo Active. During major events (most recently September 11 attacks, Pope John Paul II's death and the Polish presidential plane crash), TVN24 is transmitted by TVN which has much wider broadcast range.

Launched on 30 November 2012, TVN24 is the longest-established HD news channel in Poland and East-Central Europe.

Online

TVN24 debuted its news website tvn24.pl on 19 March 2007.

TVN24 HD

A one of TVN's planned channel is a TVN24 HD. Test & official start of the TVN24 HD started on 30 November 2012.

Editorial stance and reception

TVN24 tends to be strongly critical of the Polish government under the Law and Justice (PiS) party. [3] Historian and columnist Timothy Garton Ash has praised Fakty TVN, writing that it is far more professional than Telewizja Polska's (TVP) Wiadomości (News). [4] Ash wrote in 2019: "The Facts is not BBC-style impartial: it clearly favours a more liberal, pro-European Poland and is strongly anti-PiS. But unlike the so-called News, it is still definitely professional, high quality, reality-based journalism." [4]

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References

  1. "Case M.8665 – Discovery / Scripps" (PDF). European Commission. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. "European Commission Clears Discovery Deal to Buy Scripps". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski & Roland Benedikter, Poland Is Not Hungary: A Response to "Poland's Constitutional Crisis", Foreign Affairs (September 21, 2016).
  4. 1 2 Timothy Garton Ash, For a bitter taste of Polish populism, just watch the evening news, The Guardian (June 25, 2020).