The Association of Commercial Television joins the celebrations of the launch of television broadcasting in the Czech Republic. Television broadcasting in the Czech Republic was launched on 1st May 1953.
Is media a field in decline? Few will refute that as forcefully as Dušan Švalek. The man who already largely runs the operations of CME, the multinational group that operates the Czech Republic's most-watched commercial television and has huge plans for the Voyo video library.
The viewership of the Nova Voyo streaming service is growing. It attracts viewers' attention mainly with new original series. At the end of February, the service already had half a million active and paying users in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. But the goal of the managers is higher, Voyo wants up to a million subscribers.
The Nextv conference series moves to the heart of Europe in May. The conferences will be hosted by Dataxis from 10 to 12 May in Prague, and the Association of Commercial Television has become a media partner. Both events will feature experts from AKTV member companies as speakers, such as Daniel Grunt, CEO of TV ... Continue reading
Piracy rates for US streaming services are expected to rise from 22% in 2022 to 24.5% in 2027, according to Parks Associates.
Domestic TV stations delivered only a very slightly lower number of GRPs in the advertising TV market in Q1 2023 than in the same period a year earlier (-1.5%). Media Club and Nova Group remain the strongest commercial networks in terms of GRPs delivered.
The trade association bringing together the most prominent commercial broadcasters is celebrating six years of existence. Following the organizational changes of one of its members, TV Nova, Jan Vlček was replaced by Klára Brachtlová, Chief External Affairs of the media group CME, in the board of directors and as president. The change is effective as of 30 March 2023.
In a crisis, people typically cut back on non-essentials like entertainment. But Nova TV, which resurrected the fading streaming video platform Voyo last year, is not complaining about declining interest. Voyo has already half a million users, and despite the crisis, their numbers continue to grow.
Czech Television continued to record a share above 30 percent in March this year. The deployment of the series Odznak Vysočina or the show Superlov helped to boost Nova's prime time channel.
The Hellspy Internet platform, which was one of the most popular czech data sharing servers, ceased its operation over the past weekend. It happened on the first day of April, just as planned. I&Q Group, as the operator of the service, will now refund people with subscriptions gradually.
Film distributor CinemArt has won another round of litigation against Ulož.to. It concerned the film The Charlatan, which Ulož.to was offering for illegal online viewing in 2020.
For three quarters of a year now there has been a ban on skipping ads in the back view of IPTV operators in the broadcasts of Prima group TV stations. What the measure has brought and what the next steps will be, representatives of the Prima group explain.
Police officers from Poland’s Central Bureau for Combatting Cybercrime (CBZC) have closed one of the largest pirate site in the country offering viewers movies and series.
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) said it has shut down an illegal video-streaming site that was racking up millions of monthly visits.
European broadcasters, represented by the Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have backed WIPO Member States to finalise the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty.
The EU's DSA/DMA Package entered into force at the end of 2022. The Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act aim to create a safer digital space where fundamental rights of users are protected and to establish a level playing field for businesses.
The Prima Group is now the holder of an 80% stake in Impression Media, which is mainly active in the online advertising market. It is already the owner of Media Club.
Hellspy, the internet data sharing platform, has decided to be closed as of next month. This is a direct response to the amendment to the copyright law, which has been in force since the beginning of this year. The creators have informed users of the service in an email, saying that they will be refunding their subscription money.
Czech television's stations remained the strongest TVgroup in terms of audience share in the universal audience group over 15 years old in February based on Nielsen data.
Voyo, operated by Nova TV, has just reached 500,000 subscribers for the Czech Republic and Slovakia combined, and is estimated to be catching up with Netflix.
Film and TV piracy increased in 2022 compared with the previous year, according to a research of MUSO company.
Czech viewers spent an average of 3 hours and 25 minutes in front of the screen every day last year. This was almost the same as before the onset of the covid-19 pandemic.
Anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) says it has shut down Extreme-down, which it says is France’s second most popular illegal streaming and direct download site.
The video service launched on Wednesday last week and now it's time for a few questions about the implementation and other plans. The streaming service is the first one to come up with a so-called hybrid subscription offer.