17 January 2017

Martyna Wojciechowska was announced the programming director of Travel Channel in Poland, with responsibility for the network’s programming strategy and its long-term development. Travel Channel, a Scripps Networks Interactive’s brand, has recently entered TVN’s portfolio, making TVN responsible for its distribution, ad sales and technical operations in Poland.

“It’s hard to imagine a person better suited for this role. Martyna Wojciechowska is one of Poland’s major television personalities and a celebrated globetrotter. Her far-reaching experience in leading travel editorials, together with TVN’s prime quality, guarantees the channel’s success. I am confident that Travel Channel’s programming, including Martyna’s own show «Martyna Wojciechowska presents» will tickle the fancy of our viewers” – commented Maciej Maciejowski, Member of the Management Board &  Business Development and New Media Division Director, TVN S.A.

Martyna Wojciechowska has been with TVN since 1998. She created one of the most popular travel shows in Poland today, Kobieta na kra?cu ?wiata (8 seasons). First-run episodes of the programme are now available on Travel Channel. Earlier, Ms Wojciechowska hosted some other well-known formats, including Automaniak, Big Brother, Dzieciaki z klas? and the travel show Misja Martyna. Martyna tried her hand at documentary production as well. Ghost People (original title: Ludzie Duchy), her heart-breaking glimpse at the terrible fate of albinos in Tanzania was awarded the Golden Nymph during the 55th international Monte-Carlo Television Festival. For the last ten years Martyna also worked for National Geographic. For her work in the media industry, she received many accolades and titles, amongst them are Women of the Year in 2009 by Twój Styl magazine, the Personality of 2011 and 2014 in a poll by Polska Press and the Most Influential Women in media of 2014 (a poll by the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza). Now it’s time for a new challenge.

“I'm embarking on a new, fascinating journey. I am excited to translate my experience in the field of expeditions and running travel editorials into the language of television, as the head of Travel Channel. Ten years after I stepped in as the editor-in-chief of National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines, I decided to focus completely on the production of documentary films and programmes” – said Martyna Wojciechowska, programming director of Travel Channel and added – “Travel Channel is currently one of the leading travel networks in the world, and it is going to become a source of inspiration for Polish viewers. We want to encourage them, show them amazing places and different cultures. We are already working on our autumn line-up. I'm also taking our viewers to the very edges of the world with the ninth season of my show. I feel that this is going to be a very special year, full of challenges and of hard work. Just like before every expedition, I'm looking forward to the new experiences and meetings with fascinating people. After all, travelling is my great passion.

Martyna has been roaming the world in search of outstanding women, but she is also quite remarkable herself. With an infinite list of passions, ranging from motorbikes, through diving to mountaineering, she is always up for extreme challenges – she climbed the Seven Summits (Mount Everest in 2006), she was the first woman ever from South-Eastern Europe to complete the Paris–Dakar rally and she wrote 11 books, including Przesun?? Horyzont, Misja Everest and Kobieta na kra?cu ?wiata. Martyna is also involved in charity work.

Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand. For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Travel Channel launched in 1987 and is now available in nearly 160 million household across the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. In Poland, apart from the journeys to the ends of the world with Martyna Wojciechowska, viewers will have a chance to experience „Everest Rescue” or embark on a Yeti Hunt with Expedition Unknown. Ice Hotels is a programme that discovers unique places which can only exist in the coldest climates and for those who like to keep warm, Travel Channel has prepared visits to some of the most interesting museums in the world, with the series Mysteries at the Museum.

Travel Channel is a part of Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living Network. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
Media enquiries:
Lidia Zagórska
Deputy Head of the PR team
e-mail: l.zagorska@tvn.pl 
Marta Jerzykowska
Corporate Communications Specialist
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e-mail: m.jerzykowska@tvn.pl
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