POP TV is a private television network in Slovenia that began broadcasting on December 15, 1995. The station is known for broadcasting American TV series, such as Lost, Desperate Housewives, Prison Break, , , , Monk, Without a Trace, Ugly Betty, House M.D., Cold Case, Boston Legal as well as Hollywood feature films. It's also known by Slovene TV series Naša mala klinika, TV Dober dan, Pod eno streho, Trafika, and Balkan Inc., which is also produced by Croats, Serbians and Bosniaks.

Domestic programming includes 24 ur (main evening news), 24 ur popoldne (afternoon news), 24 ur zvečer (late news), Trenja (multi-guest talkshow) and Preverjeno (general interest informational pieces). The newscast personalities of POP TV are Matjaž Tanko, Petra Kerčmar, Edi Pucer, Darja Zgonc, Jani Muhič and Maja Sodja. POP TV's non-broadcasting activities include a Slovenian online media portal 24ur.com.

History and ratings

POP TV was supported from its outset by Central European Media Enterprises (CME), a Bermuda-based company specialising in Central and Eastern European television broadcasting.

In 2005, the broadcaster's parent company CME announced that POP TV was the most-watched television service in Slovenia with a 27% all-day audience share. This compares with an 9% share for the Kanal A operation, rated as Slovenia's fourth-place broadcaster. In 2004, the stations had 28% and 8% rating shares respectively.

Awards and recognition

POP TV received five awards at the Promax festival. The broadcaster's European 2005 Promax awards included Gold for Preverjeno in the Best News and Current Affairs Promo category, and Silver for Minority Report in the Best Promo Never Made It On Air category.

See also

*Communications in Slovenia
*List of Slovene language television channels
*List of programs broadcast by POP TV


* [http://www.cetv-net.com/en/tv-stations/pop-tv.shtml CME report on POP TV] , accessed 27 July 2006
* [http://www.ejc.nl/jr/emland/slovenia.html European Journalism Centre article on Slovenian media] , accessed 27 July 2006
* [http://www.promax.tv/awards_europe05.asp Promax 2005 Europe awards] , accessed 27 July 2006

External links

* [http://24ur.com/naslovnica/tvvsebine/ 24 ur TV page] (official POP TV information)
* [http://www.cetv-net.com CME, POP TV's owner]

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