December 14, 1989 |
The British Broadcasting Corp. will train Polish broadcasters in Western radio and television techniques as part of Britain's $80-million aid package, it was announced Wednesday. "It's difficult to believe that it was as recently as 1987 that deliberate interference with our Polish broadcasts ceased," said John Tusa, the BBC's World Service managing director. Thirty-six broadcasters, chosen by Polish Radio and Television, will begin six-week training programs starting in February, Tusa said.
December 8, 1989 |
Viewers in Warsaw and Krakow, Poland, soon may begin watching CNN, ESPN and MTV, a Connecticut company said Thursday in announcing that it will build Poland's first cable television system. Poland's government and Chase Enterprises of Hartford, Conn., announced plans for the $900-million, 20-year joint venture to take cable television to the country's 8 million homes. More than 90% of Poland's homes have television sets.
September 24, 1989
For the first time since World War II, Poland's Communist Party is not in control of the nation's broadcast media, as Solidarity journalist Andrzej Drawicz was named to run the state-owned television and radio networks. Drawicz, 57, a specialist in Soviet affairs and a former political prisoner, was named by Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki. The choice to head the broadcast media was the major remaining question mark in Mazowiecki's government.