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Media in Poland

Media and politics

During the communist regime in Poland the Stalinist press doctrine dominated and controlled Polish media.[1] This doctrine aimed at getting the support of people and making Polish people "Soviets".[1] The country instituted freedom of press since the fall of communism. However, public TV and radio are still politically controlled, via a state regulatory body called Krajowa Rada Radiofonii i Telewizji (The National Radio and Television Committee), which is similar to CRTC in Canada. It is said that both public and private media are not impartial, and used as means for political propaganda. Various irregularities have been exposed during the investigation by a special parliamentary committee into the Lew Rywin affair.

TV stations

Main article: Television in Poland

TVP – public broadcaster

Polsat – private

Grupa ITI (International Trading and Investments Holdings SA Luxembourg)

Polcast Television

Minor players and joint-ventures:

  • TVN CNBC (business channel run together with CNBC Europe)
  • Discovery Historia (history and documentaries)
  • TV Puls
  • TV Trwam (catholic channel; owner Lux Veritatis Foundation)
  • Mango24 (shopping)
  • iTV (interactive TV)
  • (interactive music; 4fun Media S.A. owned by Nova Holding Ltd., London)
  • many local city and community cable stations

Many major players are also present on the market, among them: Canal+ Polska, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Film, Canal+ Sport2, HBO, HBO2, EuroSport, EuroSport2, Discovery Channel, Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Science, Discovery World, MTV Poland, VIVA Poland, VH1 Poland

Digital TV platforms (all private)

Radio stations

Polskie Radio (public broadcaster)

Privately owned stations

Broker FM group:

  • RMF FM (nationwide)
  • RMF Classic (classical music)
  • RMF MAXXX (dance and pop music)

Eurozet group:

  • Radio Zet (nationwide)
  • Chilli Zet (chillout and jazz music)
  • Antyradio (rock music)
  • Planeta FM (dance and club music)
  • Radio Plus (soft pop music)

Agora group:

  • TOK FM (news and commentary)
  • Złote Przeboje (oldies)
  • Roxy FM (alternative music)

Time group:

  • Radio Eska (pop and dance music)
  • Eska Rock (rock music)
  • VOX FM (oldies)
  • Radio WAWA (polish music)


  • Radio Maryja (religious, conservative, political)
  • local radio stations

Polish radio stations in other countries

  • Polskie Radio Londyn

Press (all private)

Daily papers

  • Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (centrist)
  • Polska (centrist; edited in cooperation with the

Weekly magazines

  • Niedziela (Catholic weekly)
  • Gość Niedzielny (Catholic weekly)
  • Forum (world press review, rather centrist to left-wing)

See also


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