Telewizja Polska Spółka Akcyjna (TVP S.A., often abbreviated to only TVP, Polish Television) is Poland's public broadcasting corporation.
About a third of TVP's income comes from a broadcast receiver licence, while the rest is covered by commercials and sponsorships.
- 1935 – Państwowy Instytut Telekomunikacji (State Telecommunications Institute, PIT) starts working together with Polish Radio on establishing television service
- 1937 – completion of a black and white broadcasting station
- 1938, October – experimental channel, regular programming scheduled for 1941
- 1939, September – all the equipment destroyed by the German Army
- 1947 – PIT resumes work on television broadcasting
- 1951, December – first Polish telecast after the Second World War
- 1952, 25 October – beginning of a regular program
- 1971, 16 March – start of colour broadcasting (in SECAM)
- 1992, 29 December - Telewizja Polska Spółka Akcyjna comes into existence upon the separation of television and radio public broadcasting by an act of parliament
- 1993 – 01 January Polskie Radio i Telewizja (Polish Radio and Television) joins European Broadcasting Union as an active member (regrouping of OIRT and UER).
- 1995 – move from SECAM to PAL
TVP broadcasts two general mainstream channels:
news and regional affairs
- TVP Info, which also acts as an umbrella label for the local stations:
- TVP Kultura - high-brow culture channel, available on cable, satellite and DSL
- TVP Sport - sport channel available on cable, satellite and DSL
- TVP Historia - focusing on history
- TV Polonia - retransmits selected TVP programming for the Polish diaspora (the so called Polonia) in the USA, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, and the Caucasus.
- TVP HD - HD channel