The greatest mission of public TV should be forming or even building a civic society because democracy does not exist without it. In this article informative, recording, inspiring and educational mission of the programmes broadcast by TVP Katowice is analysed. It seems that the case of TVP Katowice has clearly defined the role of regional public television in the field of collective and local life and its significance in supporting, moderating and strengthening local links. It has proved that that regional public broadcaster is able to realize the mission assigned by the legislator. Through its activity it also contributes to building a civic society. Therefore this specific feature should be perceived as the basis of quality and a potential source of its competitive advantage.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.