95% of Czech households currently own a television. Moreover, the time we spend in front of the TV is constantly growing. Czech people aged 15 years or more watch TV for 3 hours and 45 minutes a day on average, which is 31 minutes more than ten years ago. They also watch TV broadcasts in better quality: almost two thirds of households watch TV in HD quality. Households are more often turning into smart households as people own increasingly more notebooks, smartphones and tablets and commonly use them to consume TV video content.

The data regarding the use of technology in Czech households come from the Continual Survey 2017, which was conducted by Nielsen Admosphere for the Association of Television Organisations. The survey is an integral part of the Project of Crossplatform Electronic Measurement and Content Consumption in the Czech Republic.  The survey was conducted in 2017 and 27,506 respondents aged 15 years or more from 19,038 households participated in it.

Television still remains the most powerful medium: not only do Czechs spend more time watching it (3 hours and 45 minutes a day on average), but they also watch it in better quality. 62% of television households watch TV stations in HD quality (which is 8% more than in 2016) and almost 90% of television households currently have at least one flat TV at home.

 (The changes in average daily viewership of television broadcasts in 10 years among viewers 15+)

There has been a rising speed of adoption of technology in households: for example, compared to 2016, the number of households with at least one smartphone has risen by 10% (59% in total), there are 4% more households with a notebook (56% in total) and there is currently 25% of households with a tablet, which is 3% more than in 2016. The year-on-year growth of the number of households owning a desktop computer is stagnating (37%). However, television with its 95% still remains the most common media device in Czech households.

(Media devices in Czech households)

Source: ATO