One of the creators and chairman of TVN ,also one of the most important figures in the Polish media of the last few decades, passes away at age 85.
Although report made his demise details yet unknown, the co-owner of the ITI group was born on January 4, 1937 in Lviv. At the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, where he studied, he started working in a student radio station and from that moment his love for the media developed. Then he found himself at Radio Katowice, the center of Polish Television in Katowice, and in 1963 he moved to Warsaw and started working at TVP in the capital.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Mariusz Walter became one of the most important people for television. He realized, directed and wrote scripts for documentaries and programmes. He had an extraordinary talent. His success was the “Tournament of Cities” adored by viewers, as well as the legendary “Studio 2” – many hours of documentaries, live television, and even concerts, such as the unforgettable ABBA band in 1976.
He worked in Telewizja Polska until the period of martial law. He left it in 1982. For a while he lectured at the University of Silesia.In 2001 he was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.In 2002, he received the “Star of Polish Television” statuette, presented on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of TVP “for innovative television programs, creating a new quality in entertainment and television journalism”.