Polish commercial TV network TVN is bringing Polish news and entertainment programming to a global audience, with the launch of iTVN Extra, a new channel covering entertainment, lifestyle, business, foreign and public affairs. iTVN Extra also features Polish children’s programmes, with the aim of offering young families regular contact with the Polish language.
“The launch of iTVN Extra underlines our commitment to strengthen and further expand iTVN’s digital footprint and building on iTVN’s reputation as the channel of choice for the Polish community living abroad,” said Christian Anting, chief strategy officer TVN (pictured).
iTVN Extra launched on 4 of February 2015 in the USA in partnership with DISH Network and in Germany in partnership with Wilhelm.tel
Łukasz Frątczak, iTVN and iTVN Extra managing director said: “The launch of new channel confirms our constant commitment to satisfy the increasingly diversified needs of Poles living abroad. iTVN Extra stands for programming that has never before been aired internationally and I’m convinced iTVN and TVN24 viewers will enjoy our new, carefully selected content offering. iTVN Extra is a new version of multi-thematic television: exciting, committed, professional and modern. iTVN Extra: for people who want to know more .”
Travel, history, international cuisine, modern architecture and interior design are covered by numerous iTVN Extra programmes produced by TTV and nc+. Among the new channel’s offerings, the network promises ‘fascinating documentaries about different cultures and significant historical accounts’, ‘programs about extraordinary people, places and events’, and ‘intriguing documentaries show[ing] the limits of human endurance, verifying the effectiveness of para-medicine.’ It will also offer programming covering scientific issues, as well as ‘the most shocking stories and experiences of ordinary people.’
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