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TVN24 is a Polish 24-hour commercial infotainment 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 USA, 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.

TVN 24
Tvn24 Logo.svg
Launched9 August 2001; 17 years ago (2001-08-09) (SD)
30 November 2012; 6 years ago (2012-11-30) (HD)
NetworkTVN
Owned byTVN Group
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share4.44% (2019, Nielsen[1])
SloganCała prawda, całą dobę.
(All the truth, all the day.)
CountryPoland
Broadcast areaNationwide International
Sister channel(s)TVN24 BIS
TVN Meteo
Websitewww.tvn24.pl
Availability
Satellite
Cyfrowy PolsatChannel 61 (HD)
Channel 510 (SD)
nc+Channel 6 (HD)
Orange TVChannel 9 (SD)
Channel 43 (HD)
Dish Network (USA)Channel 118
Cable
UPC PolandChannel 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)
Streaming media
Official websiteWatch & listen live (only available in Polish with charging)
TVN24
Alexa rank1,921 (February 2012)[2]

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, the EU required that Discovery ensure the continued availability of TVN24 and TVN24 BiS to third-party TV providers.[3][4]

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 tragic plane crash killing Polish President, his wife and many others), TVN24 is transmitted by TVN which has much wider broadcast range.

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

Contents

OnlineEdit

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

TVN24 HDEdit

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

CriticismEdit

TVN24 has been suspected by Law and Justice politicians for anti-government bias.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TVP1 i Polsat liderem rynku telewizyjnego, TVP Info z największym wzrostem w czołówce (top 100 za 2015 rok)". wirtualnemedia.pl. 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ "tvn24.pl Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Case M.8665 – Discovery / Scripps" (PDF). European Commission. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ "European Commission Clears Discovery Deal to Buy Scripps". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080924234204/http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl:80/Wiadomosci/1,80708,5463607,PiS_postanowilo_bojkotowac_TVN_i_TVN24.html

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