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

Polsat
Logo Polsat.svg
Launched5 December 1992; 26 years ago (1992-12-05)
Owned byTelewizja Polsat
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share11.30% (2019, Nielsen[1])
SloganWłącz emocje (Turn on the emotions)
CountryPoland
LanguagePolish
Formerly calledPolSat (with a capital "S")(1992-1994)
Websitewww.polsat.pl
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 4
Satellite
Cyfrowy PolsatChannel 1, 111 (HD)
Channel 500 (SD)
nc+Channel 7, 215 (HD)
Orange TVChannel 4 (SD)
Channel 7 (HD)
Cable
UPC PolandChannel 5 (HD)
VectraChannel 106 (SD)
Channel 116 (HD)

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

Polsat building in Warsaw.

HistoryEdit

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.[2] In 1993, the channel got a legal license to operate terrestrially in Poland.

Polsat HDEdit

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

ProgrammingEdit

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

EntertainmentEdit

Information/Talk show/ReportersEdit

  • Wydarzenia (Events) – news (since 2004)
  • Nowy dzień (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)
  • Państwo w państwie (State within a state) – also in Polsat News (since 2011)

TV seriesEdit

  • Pierwsza miłość (First love) – TV soap; which has been redubbed as Soupy Norman in Ireland (since 2004, 13 seasons, 2517 episodes)
  • Przyjaciółki (Friends [women]) – drama series (since 2012, 10 seasons, 122 episodes)
  • W rytmie serca - drama series (since 2017, 12 episodes)
  • Ślad (Trace) - crime drama series; Polish version of Russian series Sled (since 2018)
  • Świat według 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)
  • Pamiętniki z wakacji (Holiday diaries) (2011–2013, 2016, 61 episodes)
  • Zdrady (Infidelities) – docudrama series (since 2013, 87 episodes)

SportsEdit

Previously on PolsatEdit

EntertainmentEdit

InformationEdit

  • Informacje (1993–2004)

Political talk showsEdit

TV seriesEdit

  • Niania w wielkim mieście (2017)
  • Skazane (2015)
  • Na krawędzi (2013)
  • Na krawędzi 2 (2014)
  • Czułość i kłamstwa (1999–2000)
  • Adam i Ewa (2000–2001)
  • Zostać Miss (2001–2003)
  • Psie serce (2002)
  • Samo życie (2002–2010)
  • Pensjonat pod Różą (2004–2006)
  • Tango z aniołem (2005)
  • Kochaj mnie, kochaj (2006)
  • Będziesz moja (2006)
  • Tylko miłość (2007–2009)
  • Szpilki na Giewoncie (2010–2012)
  • Linia życia (2011)
  • Hotel 52 (2010–2013)
  • To nie koniec świata! (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)
  • Całkiem nowe lata miodowe – licensed from The Honeymooners (2004)
  • Rodzina zastępcza (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)
  • Mamuśki (2007)
  • I kto tu rządzi? – 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Krótszy czas oglądania telewizji w 2016 roku. Polsat wyprzedził TVP1 (raport)". wirtualnemedia.pl. 3 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Poland exercises the right to channel surf". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  3. ^ "Biuro Rekordów" (in Polish). Retrieved 2015-10-08.

External linksEdit