Polish senate rejects anti-Discovery law

The controversial Polish amendment that could see Discovery expelled from ownership of commercial broadcaster TVN has been rejected by the country’s Senate and will now return to the Sejm, the lower house of the bicameral parliament. Ruling Law and Justice party senators were reportedly largely absent from a debate preceding a vote that saw 53 […]

Discovery launches legal challenge to Polish government over new media ownership laws

US-based factual giant Discovery is to take legal action against the Polish government, following the passing of a controversial new media law that could see it forced to give up ownership of TVN. Discovery said it had formally notified the country’s government that it is poised to act under the bilateral investment treaty between the […]

TVN24 licence renewal up in the air as PiS seeks greater media control in Poland

A Polish news station could see its efforts for a renewed licence thwarted due to foreign ownership rules.  TVN24 is the country’s most-watched news channel, and its broadcasting licence expires on September 26. The channel’s parent company, TVN, has been owned by Discovery since 2015 via a standalone business registered in the EU which meets […]