The Polish public broadcaster TVP will launch its latest thematic channel on Monday, October 3.
Known as TVP Nauka (‘TVP Science’), it will be aimed at viewers aged 14+ and initially distributed terrestrially and by the cable operator Toya. However, within a few days of its launch it will also be made available by Vectra, the country’s largest cable operator, and several dozen other operators including Promax, SatFilm, Dolsat and Telpol.
Commenting on the new channel, TVP’s president Mateusz Matyszkowicz said: “A place for TVP Nauka in the TVP family has been waiting for a long time. We have a children’s channel, a women’s channel, there was no science, and it’s obvious that part of the mission of public television is to reach viewers with popular science programmes. Working to ensure that the youngest generations have scientific ambitions and develop, so that families can have contact with a good, safe programme, only benefits will come from it. I think that the TVP Nauka channel, thanks to its diversity, will give viewers the satisfaction that they will start getting to know the world not only from one perspective”.
Local reports say TVP Nauka will cost PLN40 million (€8.25 million) a year to operate up until 2024.