The changing political sphere in 1989 and the subsequent 2004 European Union accession had a profound impact on Poland’s economic, political and social spheres. Both events are considered to have marked Poland’s ‘return to Europe’ and strengthened the relations with its Western neighbours. This article examines the changing patterns of television fiction programming flow in Poland in the post-Soviet era, exploring the impact of those two events on Poland’s audiovisual sector. This article therefore assesses whether, and if so – how, this metaphorical ‘return to Europe’ is manifested on Polish television screens.

TV fiction, Poland, importation, Europeanization, programming
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2012.jethc021
VIEW Journal
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 1, No 2 (2012); 79-93

Szostak, Sylwia. (2012). Poland’s Return to Europe: Polish Terrestrial Broadcasters and TV Fictiont. VIEW Journal, 1(2), 79–93. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2012.jethc021