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Polsat
Polsat
Logo Polsat.svg
CountryPoland
SloganWcz emocje (Turn on the emotions)
Headquarters77 Ostrobramska street
04-175 Warsaw
Programming
Language(s)Polish
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerTelewizja Polsat
History
Launched5 December 1992; 28 years ago (1992-12-05)
Former namesPolSat (with a capital "S")(1992-1994)
Links
Websitewww.polsat.pl
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 4
Cable
UPC PolandChannel 5 (HD)
VectraChannel 106 (SD)
Channel 116 (HD)
Satellite
Cyfrowy PolsatChannel 1, 111 (HD)
Channel 500 (SD)
Platforma Canal+Channel 7, 215 (HD)
Orange TVChannel 4 (SD)
Channel 7 (HD)

Polsat is a Polish free-to-air television channel that was launched on 5 December 1992 by Zygmunt Solorz-?ak. As of 2019, it is the most watched television channel in Poland with a market share of 11.30%

Polsat belongs to the Polsat group (WSE: CPS), which also owns other channels.

Polsat building in Warsaw.

On February 27, 2019, the longest-running graphic design (2006-2019) was changed to a new one, but the station's logo remained virtually unchanged.

History

Polsat started broadcasting on 5 December 1992 via satellite. To circumvent licensing issues, it legally broadcast from Hilversum (The Netherlands) and imported programming had to come by plane.[1] In 1993, the channel got a legal license to operate terrestrially in Poland.

The name Polsat was thought up by Polish satirist Tadeusz Drozda, at a time when the channel broadcast from the Netherlands by satellite. In 1994, after achieving its terrestrial license, the channel rebranded and adopted a sun as its logo. In an interview given to Super Express in 2011, Zygmunt Solorz-?ak was believed to be "superstitious", with the sun being created by a friend - the golden Aztec sun - to assure the success of the channel.[2]

Polsat HD

A high-definition simulcast feed of Polsat was launched in September 2009.

Programming

Among its shows are a variety of Polish and American dramas and news.

Entertainment

Information/Talk show/Reporters

  • Wydarzenia (Events) - news (since 2004)
  • Nowy dzie? (New Day) - daily morning news program of Polsat News, also broadcast in Polsat from 6:00 to 9:00 every day (since 2008)
  • Graffiti - morning political talk show of Polsat News (in Polsat: 1994-2004, 2008 and since 2018)
  • Interwencja (Intervention) - reporters magazine (since 2003)
  • Pa?stwo w pa?stwie (State within a state) - also in Polsat News (since 2011)

TV series

  • Pierwsza mi?o (First love) - TV soap; which has been redubbed as Soupy Norman in Ireland (since 2004, 13 seasons, 2517 episodes)
  • Przyjació?ki (Friends [women]) - drama series (since 2012, 10 seasons, 122 episodes)
  • W rytmie serca - drama series (since 2017, 12 episodes)
  • ?lad (Trace) - crime drama series; Polish version of Russian series Sled (since 2018)
  • ?wiat wed?ug Kiepskich (The World According to the Kiepscy) - sitcom (since 1999, 30 seasons, 528 episodes)
  • Malanowski i partnerzy (Malanowski & partners) - docudrama crime series (since 2009, 807 episodes)
  • Trudne sprawy (Difficult issues) - docudrama series (since 2011, 631 episodes)
  • Dlaczego ja? (Why me?) (since 2010, 677 episodes)
  • Pami?tniki z wakacji (Holiday diaries) (2011-2013, 2016, 61 episodes)
  • Zdrady (Infidelities) - docudrama series (since 2013, 87 episodes)

Sports

Previously on Polsat

Entertainment

Information

  • Informacje (1993-2004)

Political talk shows

  • Co z t? Polsk (2004-2007)
  • Polityczne graffiti
  • Dorota Gawryluk - konfrontacje

TV series

  • Niania w wielkim mie?cie (2017)
  • Skazane (2015)
  • Na kraw?dzi (2013)
  • Na kraw?dzi 2 (2014)
  • Czu?o i k?amstwa (1999-2000)
  • Adam i Ewa (2000-2001)
  • Zosta? Miss (2001-2003)
  • Psie serce (2002)
  • Samo ?ycie (2002-2010)
  • Pensjonat pod Ró (2004-2006)
  • Tango z anio?em (2005)
  • Kochaj mnie, kochaj (2006)
  • B?dziesz moja (2006)
  • Tylko mi?o (2007-2009)
  • Szpilki na Giewoncie (2010-2012)
  • Linia ?ycia (2011)
  • Hotel 52 (2010-2013)
  • To nie koniec ?wiata! (2013-2014)
  • Fala zbrodni (2003-2008)
  • Prawo miasta (2007)
  • Ekipa (2007)
  • 13 Posterunek (1997-1998)
  • Graczykowie (1999-2002)
  • Miodowe lata - licensed from The Honeymooners (1998-2003)
  • Ca?kiem nowe lata miodowe - licensed from The Honeymooners (2004)
  • Rodzina zast?pcza (1999-2009)
  • Szpital na perypetiach (2001-2003)
  • Daleko od noszy (2003-2009)
  • Daleko od noszy 2 (2010-2011)
  • Daleko od noszy - szpital futpolowy (2011)
  • Daleko od noszy - reanimacja (2017)
  • Mamu?ki (2007)
  • I kto tu rz?dzi? - licensed from Who's the Boss? (2007-2008)
  • Synowie (2009)
  • Synowie, czyli po moim trupie! (2009)
  • Ludzie Chudego - licensed from Los hombres de Paco (2010-2011)

References

  1. ^ "Poland exercises the right to channel surf". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Zygmunt Solorz-?ak: a business shark with a sensible heart. How did the wealthiest man in Poland gain fortune?" (in Polish). Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Biuro Rekordów" (in Polish). Retrieved .

External links


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