VH1 (Poland)

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VH1 Polska
VH1 logonew.svg
LaunchedDecember 1, 2005 (2005-12-01)
April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24) (re-launch)
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) (as a Polish subfeed of VH1 Europe)
ClosedFebruary 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) (As a localised Polish feed)
Owned byViacom International Media Networks Polska
Picture format16:9 (576i SDTV)
Audience share0.04 % (April 2013, Nielsen[1])
CountryPoland
LanguagePolish
English
HeadquartersWarsaw (Poland) (primary and technical operations)
Camden Town, London (United Kingdom) (secondary operations)
ReplacedMTV Classic Poland
Replaced byVH1 Europe (Polish subfeed)
Sister channel(s)MTV Poland
VIVA Poland
Comedy Central Poland
Websitemtv.pl/vh1
Availability
Satellite
Cyfrowy Polsat177
nc+142
Cable
UPC Poland783
IPTV
Orange Polska142
Logo until September 30, 2015

VH1 Poland is a Polish music channel from Viacom International Media Networks Polska. It was launched on December 1, 2005, replacing MTV Classic, another Polish MTV channel which used to broadcast mainly classic videos. VH1 Poland shows almost only music-based programs and plays a much broader range of videos than its predecessor. Many themed music programs were broadcast on a daily or weekly basis.

History[edit]

As VH1 Poland (December 1, 2005-February 1, 2017)[edit]

VH1 Poland was launched on December 1, 2005, replacing MTV Classic Poland.

From April 24, 2010, VH1 Poland ceased to operate as a 24-hour music channel and instead share space with the new Comedy Central branded channel Comedy Central Family. The new channel lined-up is more skewed towards female audiences.[2]

On April 24, 2012, VH1 Poland started broadcasting again replacing VH1 Europe (only in Poland). On June 12, 2012, VH1 Poland started broadcasting in 16:9 picture format.

On September 30, 2015, VH1 Poland began to use the current branding from VH1 Europe and UK. However, the music on those idents were changed, plus, a title of each programme were added at the start of each programme.

As a Polish subfeed of VH1 Europe (February 1, 2017-present)[edit]

On February 1, 2017 (at 6:00AM CET), the localised Polish feed of VH1 has been merged operations with VH1 Europe from Camden Town, London, United Kingdom, due to the programming change and informing viewers on the upper-left corner showing that Rise And Shine With VH1 will be next after the last programme on the localised Polish feed (100% Music). The last music video to be played on the localised Polish feed is Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton at 5:59AM CET. The first music video to be played when the localised Polish feed of VH1 switched its own programming to VH1 Europe's programming is Million Reasons by Lady Gaga.[3] While the playlist and the on-air identity (except for the advertising bumpers) has been largely changed, the on-screen graphics are still intact. Unlike the main feed of VH1 Europe (which is commercial-free), the Polish subfeed has advertisements.

Programmes on VH1 Poland[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Guess The Year
  • Rise And Shine With VH1
  • Feelgood Friday
  • Late Night Love
  • Huge Hits
  • Total Pop Party
  • Keep Calm & Wind Down
  • Saturday Soundtrack
  • Lazy Sunday Tunes
  • We Love The: 00's
  • We Love The: 10's
  • It Takes Two
  • The Ultimate Movie Soundtracks
  • Perfect Pop From The 00's

Former (as VH1 Poland, VH1 Europe) (2005-2017)[edit]

  • 100% Music
  • A–Z
  • European Chart
  • Party Starter
  • Pop Chart
  • Rock Your Baby
  • US Chart
  • VH1 Weekend
  • VH1 Shuffle

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 tematycznych kanałów TV kwietnia. Które najpopularniejsze?". media2.pl. May 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "MTV to boost Polish offer". broadbandtvnews.com. March 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "VH1 Poland to VH1 Europe playlist switchover (1 February 2017)". Vimeo. Retrieved 2017-07-16.