TVP Polonia

TVP Polonia (formerly known as TV Polonia) is the international channel of the Telewizja Polska (TVP). The channel is co-funded by the TVP and the Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and broadcasts from the TVP headquarters in Warsaw. TVP Polonia is targeted at Polish-speaking audiences outside Poland, and it broadcasts many of the shows also broadcast by TVP's domestic channels in addition to news from Polonia/Polish communities around the world. It's launched October 1992 (trial), March 1993 (regularly).

TVP Polonia
TVP Polonia logo.svg
Broadcast areaInternational
Picture format4:3/16:9 (576i, SDTV)
OwnerTelewizja Polska
Launched24 October 1992; 28 years ago (1992-10-24) (trial)
31 March 1993; 27 years ago (1993-03-31) (regularly)
Digital terrestrial television (Poland)Channel 32
UPC PolandChannel 353
Vectra (Poland)Channel 119
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 671 (SD)
Comhem (Sweden)Channel 179
Kabel Deutschland (Germany)Channel 814 (SD)
Unitymedia (Germany)Channel 645 (SD)
NetCologne (Germany)Channel 481 (SD)
Hot Bird 13C (Europe, Middle East, North Africa)11179 H / 27500 / 3/4 (SD / FTA)
Galaxy 19 (USA)11867 V / 22000 / 3/4 (SD / encrypted)
Optus D2 (Australia, New Zealand)12706 V / 22500 / 3/4 (SD / encrypted)
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)Channel 108
nc+ (Poland)Channel 17
Orange TV (Poland)Channel 17
Puma Media (Australia & New Zealand)Channel 128
Sky Italia (Italy)Channel 556
A1 TV (Austria)Channel 119 (SD)
Telekom Entertain (Germany)Channel 361 (SD)
TVP Polonia reporter reporting on the Parsons Green bombing in September 2017.


  • Monika Jóźwik (1994-2009)
  • Łukasz Kardas (TV presenter)|Łukasz Kardas (2011-)


TVP Polonia is available in many countries around the world via cable or satellite. It is also transmitted unencrypted from various satellites.[1]

Broadcasting via Astra 19.2°E started in 2005, but was ceased on 31 December 2014 due to economic reasons.

The feeds of the network in the Americas were distributed by the Canadian company Spanski Enterprises, under a 25-year agreement that ran from 13 December 1994 to 14 December 2019. In 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found TVP guilty of copyright infringement, based on accusations by Spanski that TVP offered streaming episodes of its programmes without geoblocking on its domestic website—infringing the exclusive rights that had been licensed to Spanski and registered by them with the United States Copyright Office.[2][3] The channel's feeds in the Americas ceased transmission on 14 December 2019.[4]


  1. ^ kingofsat. "Search Results for - KingOfSat".
  2. ^ Spanski Enterprises, Inc. v. Telewizja Polska SA, 222, December 2, 2016, p. 95, retrieved 2019-12-24
  3. ^ Spanski Enterprises v. Telewizja Polska, Sa, 883, December 7, 2017, p. 904, retrieved 2019-12-24
  4. ^ "Polonia rozżalona po… stracie TV Polonia". Retrieved 2019-12-24.

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