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TVP2
Logo used since from March 2003
CountryPoland
Broadcast areaPoland
(and also parts of Czechia, Slovakia, Belarus, Russia (Kaliningrad only), Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark and Ukraine)
HeadquartersWarsaw
Programming
Picture format576i (16:9) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerTelewizja Polska
Sister channelsTVP1
TVP HD
History
Launched2 October 1970; 53 years ago (1970-10-02)
Former namesTVP2 (1970–1976)
TP2 (1976–1992)
Links
Websitewww.tvp.pl/tvp2
Availability
Terrestrial
Polish digitalMUX 3 (Channel 2)(HD)

TVP2 (TVP Dwa, Program II Telewizji Polskiej, "Dwójka") is a Polish public mainstream TV channel operated by TVP. Launched in October 1970, its varied line-up contains a variety of programming (documentary, history, talk-shows, game-shows) although it focuses on entertainment: stand up comedy, comic shows, cabaret, and themed talk shows (for example on travel or foreign cultures).

History

On October 2, 1970, when the second program of Telewizja Polska was broadcast, the chairman of the Radio Committee, Włodzimierz Sokorski, announced during a ceremonial speech that the launch of the new program was an expression of "concern for the nation's education and culture". The channel was initially an educational network that broadcast mainly science and education programs, including language learning; that is why "Dwójka" also broadcast foreign films in the original version in slots such as Kino wersji oryginalnej[1] (Movies in their original version) or the slightly later Kino poliglotów (Films for Polyglots).[2] It was intended to promote the achievements of theater, film and good entertainment.

The network also broadcast program blocks devoted to the countries of "people's democracy", such as Czechoslovakia Day on TP, Yugoslavia Day on TVP,[3], Dzień Jugosławii w TVP[4] where documentaries and fictional films as well as entertainment programs from these countries were broadcast, but some Western countries were also presented (such as French Day on TVP, Austrian Day on TVP).

After the final abolition of martial law in 1983 and the return to regular broadcasting, the concept of the network began to be implemented as a channel with its own, clearer face, which could significantly diversify the programming offer. At the beginning, the focus was mainly on documentary series about outstanding artists, in particular about writers (the Great Writers series), travel series and series devoted to the masterpieces of cinematography, both included in author's series (such as films by Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman) and in series thematic (such as Latin American Cinema).

When Zbigniew Napierała became the director of the network, more classical music programs appeared on the air, which then took up as much as 11% of airtime. The channel gained a new "face" when Józef Węgrzyn became the director, who decided to introduce more entertainment and journalistic programs (his idea was, among others, Panorama dnia), an original announcer studio and a completely new team of announcers - presenters. At that time, they made their debut in Dwójka, among others Iwona Kubicz, Jolanta Fajkowska or Grażyna Torbicka. More and more interesting programs were broadcast, and the films were always presented in such a way that their broadcasting time did not coincide with the films on TP1.

Nowadays, TVP2 is a television channel with a very diverse line-up, however, despite the programming diversity, in recent years, the network was dominated by entertainment, but the line-up also includes various cultural programs.

TVP2 HD

Logo of TVP2 HD

In addition to its SD broadcast, a HD version of TVP2 is also broadcast. Broadcast of TVP2 HD began in June 2012 with the coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012.[5]

SD broadcasting via satellite (Eutelsat Hot Bird) stopped on 7 April 2017.

Current line-up

Morning show

News shows

Polish series

Series Type First aired No. of series No. of episodes
M jak miłość
(L for Love)
Soap opera Autumn 2000 21 1594
Barwy szczęścia
(Colors of Happiness)
Soap opera Autumn 2007 14 2465
Na dobre i na złe
(For Better and for Worse)
Soap opera, medical series Autumn 1999 22 813
O mnie się nie martw
(Don't Worry About Me)
Comedy series Autumn 2014 12 152
Rodzinka.pl
(Family.pl)
Comedy series Spring 2011 16 287
Pod wspólnym niebem
(Under the same sky)
Comedy series Autumn 2017 1 12
Na sygnale
(With the Siren)
Medical series, scripted reality Spring 2014 7 269
Miasto skarbów
(City of Treasures)
Crime series Autumn 2017 1 13
Artyści
(Artists)
Drama series Autumn 2016 1 8
Prokurator
(Prosecutor)
Crime series Autumn 2015 1 10
Służby Specjalne
(Special Services)
Drama series Spring 2015 1 5
Krew z Krwi
(Blood of My Blood)
Drama series Spring 2015 2 16

Foreign series

Entertainment

Sports

Documentary series/Lifestyle programs

Culture

Primetime schedule

All times are CET.

PM 8:00 8:15 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15
Monday Barwy szczęścia Behind the scenes of TVP2 series M jak miłość Miłość i medycyna movie
Tuesday documentary
Wednesday Na dobre i na złe movie
Thursday Na sygnale movie
Friday Kabarety Muzyka na weekend
Saturday Dance Dance Dance [pl] movie
Sunday Postaw na milion (R) entertainment Wkręceni w randkę (R) Echo serca (R)

Early fringe schedule

All times are CET.

PM 5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00 6:10 6:50 7:00 7:15 7:30 7:45
Monday Yasak Elma Panorama

weather forecast
and sports news
Jeopardy!
(6:10 PM)
Acacias 38 Barwy szczęścia (R)
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday "Tacy byliśmy Słowo na niedzielę O mnie się nie martw (R) Informacje kulturalne
Sunday Na sygnale (R) Na sygnale (R)

NOTE: As of February 2024, Jeopardy! airs at 6:10 and not 6:20 PM. Panorama is shortened for that reason.

Previously on TVP2

Polish series

Foreign series

Comedy series

Entertainment

Documentary/talk shows

Children's shows

Anime

Logos and identities

TVP2 HD

See also

References

  1. ^ Trybuna Robotnicza, 1970, nr 235 – Śląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa (in Polish), www.sbc.org.pl, retrieved 21 November 2021
  2. ^ Trybuna Robotnicza, 1983, nr 306 – Śląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa (in Polish), www.sbc.org.pl, retrieved 21 November 2021
  3. ^ Trybuna Robotnicza, 1977, nr 98 – Śląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa (in Polish), www.sbc.org.pl, retrieved 21 November 2021
  4. ^ Trybuna Robotnicza, 1976, nr 272 – Śląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa (in Polish), www.sbc.org.pl, retrieved 21 November 2021
  5. ^ "TVP rozpoczyna cyfrową emisję programów TVP1 oraz TVP2 w wysokiej rozdzielczości (HD)". tvp.pl. 18 May 2012.
  6. ^ Poland: Junior Eurovision Moves To TVP2 For 2017