TVP prepares history channel

The Polish public broadcaster TVP has announced plans to launch a fifth thematic channel. Known as TVP Historia, it is expected to make its debut at the beginning of next year.

TVP currently operates one thematic service (TVP Kultura, launched in 2005) and has licences for two more (TVP Sport and TVP Rozrywka). It recently lodged an application for TVP Film, and a sixth channel – TVP Parlament – is also in the pipeline.