TVP3 - at this time a science-educational block named Trójka started broadcasting on TVP2's frequencies from September 17, 1988 to December 31, 1989.
Twoja Regionalna Telewizja
In 1994, TVP's then eleven existing regional centers began to create a nationwide block; this was due to the fact of the first management of TVP S.A. realising that the branches were unable to fulfill a dozen or so hours of their own programming. In order to coordinate the work of the centers, the Regional Centers Office was established on April 1, 1994. On September 5, 1994, ten TVP regional centers launched a daily, nearly 4-hour block of joint programming and advertising channels, divided into three smaller blocks: 3:10-4:30pm (children's and youth programs), 5:35-6:05 pm (feature films), 7:15-9:15 pm (feature films and documentaries). The system of this common nationwide programming was called Twoja Regionalna Telewizja (Your Regional Television), or "the network".
In July 1996, a twelfth regional afiliate division was established, called OTV Białystok.
In 2001, the nationwide block exceeded 75% of regional programming time. The nationwide block was compiled by the Regional Programs Office (BRP) in Warsaw. The remaining airtime of regional programs was local bands, developed by TVP S.A.
TVP Regionalna (first era)
TVP3 Regionalna/TVP3 (first era)
TVP3 Regionalna was created following the establishment of TVP Regionalna, where TVP's regional centers, alongside their own regional bands/blocks, broadcast a common nationwide block. In autumn 2000, regional afiliates used the TVP3 logo - this did not mean that TVP3 was broadcasting on that channel, but to inform viewers that they were watching regional television. It also informed viewers that "Telewizja Regionalna TVP" was the "third program of TVP". On March 3, 2002, TVP3 as a stand-alone channel was launched, replacing the existing regional blocks. It was treated as one program with information and news programming, with local blocks.