Mariusz Walter, the co-founder of the Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN and widely regarded as one of the doyens of the country’s TV industry, has died.
He started his career in the industry at TVP during the communist era and subsequently teamed up with Jan Wejchert to eventually launch TVN in partnership with Central European Media Enterprises (CME) in 1997.
Walter was president on TVN from 1997-2001 and sat on the board of ITI, one of the owners of TVN, up until 2012.
Commenting on his passing, Kasia Kieli, president & MD Warner Bros. Discovery in Poland and CEO of TVN on behalf of the management team and employees of TVN Warner Bros. Discovery, said: “We remember him and say goodbye with gratitude for his life’s work – a company that is today an integral part of one of the largest global media concerns, is known, supported and admired around the world”.