Following the unlawful takeover by the ruling coalition of public media, the TVP Info news station lost viewership and fell from the top. It’s the biggest decline in media in many years.
According to the industry news website Press, in January 2024, the first place is held by the pro-government TVN24. TV Republika has risen to second place, attracting independent journalists from politicized public media. Polsat News is in third place.
According to experts analyzing the media market, the government’s takeover of public media has caused multimillion-dollar financial losses and a massive drop in viewership. Some lawyers believe it’s damaging to the company and could lead to criminal liability.