Polish commercial broadcaster TVN has launched a new international news and entertainment channel aimed at expat Poles.
ITI-owned TVN already operates the iTVN international channel and said the new service, iTVN Extra, is aimed at Polish families in international territories and is programmed with news, current affairs, entertainment and kids programming. TVN said iTVN is a general entertainment channel, while iTVN Extra is designed as an extension of iTVN and TVN24, offering a blend of lifestyle programmes on cooking and interior design together with business and current affairs, as well as documentaries. It will also air cartoons and programmes for kids, to help Polish parents maintain knowledge of the mother tongue among their children. The content will be sourced from TVN and its production and channel affiliates.
The channel has secured carriage in the US and launches today on the Dish DTH platform. It will also be carried in Germany on German IPTV service Wilhelm.tel.
Łukasz Frątczak runs the iTVN channel and will also oversee iTVN Extra. He said: “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.”