Kanal A

Kanal A
Launched 1991
Owned by CME
Slogan Trenutki,ob katerih ti zastane dih.
Country Slovenia
Sister channel(s) POP TV, KINO, BRIO, OTO
Website Official web page

Kanal A is the first Slovenian commercial television station. The channel, which operates within PRO PLUS d.o.o., has national coverage. In its primary target group of viewers (18–49 years), Kanal A is the second most watched TV channel in Slovenia.[1]

Viewers are offered the news program The World (SVET), which is broadcast on working days. In the fall of 2011 SVET launched a new Saturday edition: World: Zoom (Svet: Povečava). Kanal A also screens Moto GP races, TopGear, a program for car enthusiasts called The steering wheel (Volan). From autumn 2013 a new reality show TOP 4 with Tjaša Kokalj is screened. Kanal A also screens several popular international formats, top feature films and hit series.


Viewers have been able to watch Kanal A since 16 May 1991. It was a completely new element on the Slovenian television market and at the time, the first independent television station on the territory of former Yugoslavia. Development accelerated with the entrance of SBS (1997), which enabled development of fast television technologies and internet.

On 23 October 2000 Kanal A merged with PRO PLUS d.o.o. The programming schema was changed and Kanal A now offers even wider and complementary selection of contents to POP TV. On 1 October 2001, the first news magazine program called Extra was launched (forerunner of Extra Magazine) and also a modern and urban weather forecast Meteor with foreign Slovenian speaking hosts. Kanal A sets the glamour trends with Oscars (March 2001) and from May 2001, six years in a row, also with the beauty contests; Slovenia Miss Universe and Miss Universe World. In May 2002, Kanal A offered exclusive coverage for Slovenian territory of the World Football Championship in Tokio and in June 2006 one half (32) of the matches of the World Football Championship in Germany.

On 27 March 2002 Kanal A launched the first reality show in Slovenia – Popstars, and one year later the second version of that music Odyssey. The music groups Bepop and Unique were born on Kanal A. Younger audiences were also able to enjoy the music show Non Stop Music from March 2004 to the end of August 2004 the show E+, which presents »All you Need for Life«. Kanal A also offered the shows Katarina (2007), TV Tuba (2008), Svingerji (2008), Zvezda pokra (2010), etc. In February 2007, The World was launched as the first news show on Kanal A.



In its domestic production Kanal A offers its viewers news and entertaining contents. The program is rich with numerous foreign hits – films, series. The news program The World on Kanal A (SVET na Kanalu A) is broadcast on working days at 18.00 and at 19.45 it's followed by short summery including the latest news. The creators of the program form their stories on the basis of life television. The editorial policy is on the side of an ordinary man with a focus on the so-called citizen journalism – the viewers can participate in the show and send their MMSs or videos.

Current Programming

Nationally Created Shows

Original name Format Day
Svet daily news weekdays
Big Brother V daily overview of previous day Monday - Firday
Big Brother V: V živo live elimination show Saturday
Big Brother V: Klub daily Big Brother talkshow Monday - Firday
V živo iz hiše Big Brother live from Big Brother house every day
Volan car magazine show Sunday
ŠKL - šport mladih school basketball league show Saturday
Pozor, priden pes! reruns of show about how to discipline pet dog Weekends
Magazin Lige Prvakov UEFA Champions League magazaine Sunday
Magazin Lige Europa UEFA Europa League magazaine Sunday

Internationally Created Series

Original name Slovenian name Days Country
The Finder Nezmotljivi čut weekdays  USA
The Goldbergs Goldbergovi weekdays  USA
Arrow Puščica weekdays  USA
The Guardian Odvetnik z ulice weekdays  USA
Kud puklo da puklo Kar bo pa bo weekdays  Croatia
Alarm for Cobra 11 Alarm za Kobro 11 weekdays  Germany
Rising Hope Vzgoja za začetnike weekends USA
The Big Bang Theory Veliki pokovci weekends USA
How I Met Your Mother Kako sem spoznal vajino mamo Weekends USA
Powder Park Snowboarderji Weekends Germany
Boardwalk Empire Imperij pregrehe Weekends USA

Internationally Created Animated Series

Original name Slovenian name Day Country
Transformers: Prime Transformerji Prime every day  USA
Horrid Henry Grozni Gašper Weekends  United Kingdom
Lego Ninjago Lego ninjago weekdays  USA
Max Steel Jekleni Max Weekend  USA
Littlest Pet Shop (2015 TV series) Trgovinica za živali Weekdays  USA

Past Programming

Nationally Created Shows

Reality Shows

Show English translation Original version Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
Big Brother Big Brother Big Brother 4 reality show 2007(1)
Nina Osenar (1-2)
Ana Marija Mitič (3)
Manja Plešnar (4)
one celebrity season of the show aired on Kanal A's sister channel POP TV, called Big Brother Slavnih
Dirka The Race original format 1 racing reality show 2006 Maja Rejec
Dani Bavec
Popstars Popstars Popstars 2 singing reality show 2002(1)
? The winning group of the first season - Bepop, became an instant sensation, and their first album called "Bodi zvezda", became one of the best-selling albums of all time in Slovenia

Game Shows

Show English translation Original version Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
Mladoporočenca Newlyweds Newlyweds ? quiz game show 2001-? Sandi Salkič /
Življenjska priložnost Opportunity Of Your Life original format ? quiz show in the 1990s Mito Trefalt /

News / Tabloid Shows

Show English translation Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
Svet: Povečava World: Zoom In / news/documentary debate show 2011-2013 Kristina Hacin,
Mirko Mayer,
Marko Milenkovič,
Jure Tepina,
Urša Žgajnar,
Andrej Peroša,
Blaž Jarc
E+ E Plus / popular culture news talk show 2004-2006 Jelena Kovačevič,
Boštjan Kljun,
Damjana Bakarič,
sisters Polona & Špela Jambrek,
and others
Meteor Meteor / weather broadcast 2001-? Inacio,
show was hosted in sloven language by five foreign people to which the Slovenian language is not their mother language

Ekstra magazin
Extra / Extra Magazine / tabloid news magazine 2001-2006 Alenka Vidic,
Anja Tomažin,
sisters Polona & Špela Jambrek

Comedy Shows

Show English translation Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
TV Tuba TV Tuba 4 show about viral videos on the web 2008-2010 Sanja Grohar /
Pazi, kamera! Watch Out, Camera! 13 hidden camera show 2003–present Helena Lovše (2003-2007)
Dijana Galič


Show English translation Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
Volan Steering Wheel 10 car magazine 2011–present Iztok Krajnc
Anže Jereb
Rebeka Pevec
Matej Mihinjač
Avto.info Auto.Info 3 car magazine 2010-2011 Matej Mihinjač /
Avtosteron Autosteron 1 car magazine 2009 Urška Mrak
Žiga Colja
Navigator Navigator ? nautic magazine 2005-2007 Taiji Tokuhisa /

Sport Shows

Show English translation Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
Magazin Lige Evropa UEFA Europa League Magazine 1 sport show 2015–present No presenters /
Zvezda pokra Poker Star 1 poker show 2010 Peter Poles
Dani Bavec
ŠKL School Basketball League 6 sports show 2010–present various presenters previously aired on Kanal A's sister channel POP TV
Gremo na smuči Let's Go Skiing 1 skiing show for youth 2009 Jernej Kuntner
Tina Uršič
Urban Simčič
Magazin Lige prvakov Champions League Magazine 4 sport show 2009-2012
No presenters /
Nogometna Arena Football Arena 2 sport talk show for FIFA World Cup 2002 & 2006 2002
various presenters /

Music Shows

Show English translation Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
Non stop music Non Stop Music ? music show 2004-2006 ? /
Atlantis Atlantis ? music show in the 1990s Oriana Girotto
Katarina Čas
Vojko Kersan
Žametne vrtnice Velvet Roses ? polka music show in the 1990s Boris Kopitar /
Helena Helena ? polka music show in the 1990s Helena Blagne /
Magnetoskop The Recorder ? rock music show in the 1990s Nina Gajič
Sonja Javornik
Videogrom Videothunder ? music show in the 1990s Anja Rupel /

Call TV

Show English translation Seasons Format Aired Presenter(s) Note
Srečni klic Lucky Call / call TV quiz 2014-? various presenters /
Evromanija / Euromanija Euromania / call TV quiz 2010-2011 various presenters /
Astro TV Astro TV / astrology call show 2010-? various presenters /
Srečna linija Lucky Line / call TV quiz 2007-2009 various presenters /

Other Shows


Title English translation Genre Seasons Aired Note
Svingerji Swingers sitcom 1 2008 /

Internationally Created Shows


Animated Series

General Director

Pavel Vrabec can be placed among the pioneers of the Slovenian media area and is a leading expert on the industry. Before he started his career in the company PRO PLUS d.o.o., he was a successful manager on popular Slovenian radio stations. He joined PRO PLUS in 1996 as Director of Sales. In April 2005, he was appointed Deputy General Director and until December 2009 he performed his function with a professional approach and thorough, long-standing expertise on the domestic market and abroad.[2]


Since 1 December 2010 Kanal A programming is available in the digital (DVB-T) technique. Transmission is since 14 October 2013 a part of the national digital multiplex called multiplex C.

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