VH1 Polska
CountryPoland
HeadquartersWarsaw (Poland) (primary and technical operations)
Camden Town, London (United Kingdom) (secondary operations)
Programming
Language(s)Polish
English
Picture format16:9 (576i SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerViacom International Media Networks Polska
Sister channelsMTV Poland
VIVA Poland
Comedy Central Poland
History
LaunchedDecember 1, 2005 (2005-12-01)
April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24) (re-launch)
ReplacedMTV Classic Poland
ClosedJanuary 14, 2011 (2011-01-14)
March 3, 2020 (2020-03-03)
Replaced byComedy Central Family Poland
VH1 Europe
Links
Websitemtv.pl/vh1
Availability
Cable
UPC PolandChannel 783
Satellite
Cyfrowy PolsatChannel 177
nc+Channel 142
IPTV
Orange PolskaChannel 142
Logo until September 30, 2015
Logo until September 30, 2015

VH1 Poland was a Polish pay television music channel from VIMN Polska. It was launched on December 1, 2005, replacing MTV Classic, another Polish MTV channel which used to broadcast mainly classic videos. VH1 Poland shows almost only music-based programs and plays a much broader range of videos than its predecessor. Many themed music programs were broadcast on a daily or weekly basis.

History

As VH1 Poland

VH1 Poland was launched on December 1, 2005, replacing MTV Classic Poland.

From April 24, 2010, VH1 Poland ceased to operate as a 24-hour music channel and instead share space with the new Comedy Central branded channel Comedy Central Family. The new channel lined-up is more skewed towards female audiences.[1]

On April 24, 2012, VH1 Poland started broadcasting again replacing VH1 Europe (in Poland). On June 12, 2012, VH1 Poland started broadcasting in 16:9 picture format.

On September 30, 2015, VH1 Poland began to use the current branding from VH1 Europe and UK. However, the music on those idents were changed, plus, a title of each programme were added at the start of each programme.

As a Polish subfeed of VH1 Europe

On February 1, 2017 (at 6:00 am CET), the localised Polish feed of VH1 has been merged operations with VH1 Europe from Camden Town, London, United Kingdom, due to the programming change and informing viewers on the upper-left corner showing that Rise And Shine With VH1 will be next after the last programme on the localised Polish feed (100% Music). The last music video to be played on the localised Polish feed is "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton at 5:59 am CET. The first music video to be played when the localised Polish feed of VH1 switched its own programming to VH1 Europe's programming is "Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga.[2] While the playlist and the on-air identity (except for the advertising bumpers) has been largely changed, the on-screen graphics are still intact. Unlike the main feed of VH1 Europe (which is commercial-free), the Polish subfeed has advertisements. The channel ended its broadcast on March 3, 2020 at 6:00 am when it was replaced with VH1 Europe.[3]

Former Programming

Last Programming Before the Shut Down

Former (as VH1 Poland, VH1 Europe)

References

  1. ^ "MTV to boost Polish offer". broadbandtvnews.com. March 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "VH1 Poland to VH1 Europe playlist switchover (1 February 2017)". Vimeo. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  3. ^ "Koniec VH1 Polska. W jego miejscu VH1 Europe". satkurier.pl. March 3, 2020.