According to Klára Brachtová of AKTV, the proposed media amendment to provide more funding for the Czech Television and Czech Radio cannot be adopted without a discussion of the public service.
Commercial radio networks organised in the Association of Private Broadcasters (APSV) reject the draft of a major media amendment and consider it a threat to the dual media system.
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down Uptobox and Uptostream, two of the digital piracy world’s most notorious illegal video hosts.
Czech publishers represented in professional associations SPIR and UV demand an expert discussion on the financing of public media and their role alongside commercial media.
The commercial television groups Nova, Prima and Óčko show their displeasure with not being invited to discuss the proposal to increase the fees for ČT (Czech Television).
The Global TV Group recently released an updated version of its survey of how television is consumed around the world. The figures show that despite the rise of digital alternatives, traditional television remains attractive and attracts viewers with its diverse range of content.
Prima group CEO, Marek Singer, expects a fierce autumn battle between the top three TV networks. He also confirms that Prima is interested in expanding its portfolio.
According to the prosecution a Dutch pirate streaming service allowed customers to watch unlimited films and series for €10 a month.
A trial for illegal access to Sky Deutschland’s pay-TV service ended with a fine at a German court today.
Based on decision of the Constitutional Court, Pelíšky and five other Czech films must disappear from the Ulož.to internet storage.
Sky has reportedly won a High Court order in the UK to force ISPs to block pirate sites from being able to illegally stream both its sports content and entertainment shows
The online repository should pay nearly a million crowns for allowing the Czech film Šarlatán to be downloaded despite repeated warnings.
In the first half of this year, Czech Television stations had the highest share of all-day viewership in the over-15 age target group. However, compared to the same period last year, commercial TV stations improved mainly.
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down Cuevana3, Latin America’s most notorious illegal streaming service.
Digital Citizens Alliance report found that 72% of those who used a credit card to sign up for a pirated TV, movie or gaming streaming service reported fraud.
General Director of TV Nova Daniel Grunt and General Director of FTV Prima Marek Singer in an interview for Hospodářské noviny about levies to the cinema support fund, but also about SVOD services.
The main commercial players state that the increased TV fee together with the extension of its payment to include all users of ČT services instead of only those having a TV set would bring imbalance in the market.
Czech Television's stations continued to record a market share of over 30% this May and achieved the highest market share in the universal group over 15 years of age.
The Association of Commercial Television (AKTV) wants foreign platforms like Netflix, HBO and Disney+ to contribute to the Audiovisual Support Fund in the same way as Czech services.
Local video platform Voyo will continue its set pace of investment in content production in the coming years. "The mathematics of the growth trajectory does not allow us to slow down," says CME deputy CEO Dusan Švalek.
The acquisition of Impression Media will see Media Club increase its reach in the online advertising market. Advertising prices will remain unchanged in the joint offer, but agency bonuses will be removed.
Digimedia conference, the meeting of TV and radio broadcasting experts will take place for the 18th time this year on Wednesday 14 June in Prague.
The Association of Commercial Television invites for Czech speakers in the programme of Nextv Ad Europe and Nextv Series Europe conferences. The conferences will bring news from the advertising and media industry and will take place in Prague on 10th - 12th May 2023.
The Czech Television stations remained the strongest in the general audience in April. However, the gap at the top has narrowed, with Nova improving the most among the top three groups in April.