MEDIA FREEDOM DAY & MEDIA FREEDOM ACT: WHAT FREEDOM LOOKS LIKE TO EUROPE’S MEDIA

3. 5. 2022 Today, broadcasters and streaming services around Europe celebrate Media Freedom Day[1]. As the European Commission drafts the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), ACT, ABBRO, ACCeS, AKTV, ARCA, CRTV, UTECA and VÖP recall common principles to safeguard media pluralism, independence and sustainability. Any new regulations impacting audio-visual media should be assessed in light of general principles,… Continue reading MEDIA FREEDOM DAY & MEDIA FREEDOM ACT: WHAT FREEDOM LOOKS LIKE TO EUROPE’S MEDIA



CNN PRIMA NEWS SHARE EXCEEDS 1.5% AFTER TWO YEARS

3. 5. 2022 after two years of broadcasting, the average rating of CNN Prima News is 1.58% in the 15-69 audience group. After two years of broadcasting, the average audience share of CNN Prima News is 1.58% in the 15-69 audience group (full day, source: ATO-Nielsen Admosphere). This is this year’s average share, i.e. for the period January… Continue reading CNN PRIMA NEWS SHARE EXCEEDS 1.5% AFTER TWO YEARS



MEDIA CLUB HAS A NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY: THE MODERN LOGO DESIGN REFLECTS THE MULTIMEDIA ATTRIBUTES OF THE PRIMA GROUP

27. 4. 2022 Media Club has a new corporate identity. Modern logo design reflects the multimedia attributes of the Prima Group. After nine years, the media agency Media Club is changing its logo and its graphic design. The new symbol, the used colour palette and the added Prima logo synergistically reflect the key attributes of the Prima Group. Behind… Continue reading MEDIA CLUB HAS A NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY: THE MODERN LOGO DESIGN REFLECTS THE MULTIMEDIA ATTRIBUTES OF THE PRIMA GROUP



PRIMA LAUNCHES #DON’TSWITCH CAMPAIGN TO LIMIT AD REWINDS

27. 4. 2022 Prima has revealed the shape of the campaign it will launch on TV from Sunday 2 May to limit rewind advertising. The Prima Group is launching the #Don’tRewind (Nepřetáčej) communications campaign from May, explaining to viewers that ad revenue is vital to Prima as a commercial broadcaster. The campaign follows the widespread introduction of restrictions… Continue reading PRIMA LAUNCHES #DON’TSWITCH CAMPAIGN TO LIMIT AD REWINDS



NOVA PREPARING A DAILY SOAP ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE FOR VOYO

26. 4. 2022 Nova TV is filming a daily soap opera for its Voyo video portal about a group of young people living in a large apartment in Prague. It is based on the German format Berlin – Tag & Nacht that has been produced by RTL since 2011.  “The daily series will provide a realistic view of a group… Continue reading NOVA PREPARING A DAILY SOAP ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE FOR VOYO



HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2022 CALLS FOR SPONSORS

26. 4. 2022 The 10th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on November 9-10, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic, will provide a unique platform to target top-level executives of the global connected TV industry with commercial and promotional activities. The HbbTV Association, which co-hosts the in-person event with the Czech Association of Commercial Television (AKTV), has compiled several attractive sponsorship… Continue reading HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2022 CALLS FOR SPONSORS



EGRP CAMPAIGNS HELP INCREASING AFFINITY AND REACH

26. 4. 2022 eGRP campaigns bring greater reach and improved affinity, especially to clients willing to address a younger target group, describes Petr Hatlapatka from Media Club. At the beginning of 2022, the media agency Media Club included a portion of online video space (digital eGRPs) in TV packages, expecting maximisation of reach and improved affinity of campaigns in a selected target… Continue reading EGRP CAMPAIGNS HELP INCREASING AFFINITY AND REACH



RESEARCH: CZECHS CONSIDER MEDIA INDEPENDENCE IMPORTANT

26. 4. 2022 Research in the Visegrad Four countries found that the public supports EU measures on media freedom. The first comprehensive survey of public attitudes towards media freedom in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia shows that 52% of people are concerned about the state of media freedom in their country. 71% of respondents support stronger… Continue reading RESEARCH: CZECHS CONSIDER MEDIA INDEPENDENCE IMPORTANT



CZECH TV GRP VOLUME ALMOST UNCHANGED

25. 4. 2022 For the first quarter of this year, the volume of TV advertising GRPs was almost unchanged compared to the same period last year. The total volume of TV advertising GRPs delivered during the first quarter of this year remained almost at the same level as in the comparable period last year. It was down 0.5%… Continue reading CZECH TV GRP VOLUME ALMOST UNCHANGED



CZECH POPULATION ONLINE 2022: ONE FIFTH OF CZECHS PAY FOR WATCHING TV AND MOVIES

25. 4. 2022 The professional Association for Internet Development releases updated data on the behaviour of the Czech internet population Czechs Online 2022. One fifth of internet users (20 %) pay to watch videos, TV series and movies on the Czech internet. 6 % pay for news and access to electronic versions of newspapers and magazines and 10… Continue reading CZECH POPULATION ONLINE 2022: ONE FIFTH OF CZECHS PAY FOR WATCHING TV AND MOVIES



ADVERTISING INVESTMENTS IN MEDIA GREW IN THE FIRST QUARTER

21. 4. 2022 Most media types posted double-digit increases in the first quarter, according to Nielsen Admosphere monitoring. The volume of monitored investments in Czech media in the first three months of this year exceeded CZK 21 billion, which is 12 % up  year-on-year. The majority of media types posted double-digit increases in the first quarter, Nielsen Admosphere… Continue reading ADVERTISING INVESTMENTS IN MEDIA GREW IN THE FIRST QUARTER



PRIMA BOSS MAREK SINGER: “WE HAVE TO INTRODUCE A BAN ON REWINDING COMMERCIALS, OTHERWISE THERE WILL BE NO MONEY FOR QUALITY PRODUCTION”

20. 4. 2022 Marek Singer, CEO of the Prima group (not just TV anymore), describes a new competitive framework he calls “total video” in the Médiář podcast. Listen to the full interview (in CZECH) here. Source: mediar.cz



UNIFORM MEASUREMENT FOR TV AND ONLINE VIDEO ADCROSS TO EXPAND

13. 4. 2022 Media Club and Nielsen Admosphere are working on the further development of cross-platform TV and video advertising measurement AdCross. The media agency Media Club together with the measurement agency Nielsen Admopshere presented measurement for TV and online advertising (including HbbTV) and trailers AdCross. It has been available to media agencies since the start of this… Continue reading UNIFORM MEASUREMENT FOR TV AND ONLINE VIDEO ADCROSS TO EXPAND



TRENDS: LINEAR TV WILL DECLINE, VIDEO ON DEMAND WILL GROW

13. 4. 2022 Although linear TV has still been a powerful source of video content viewing, online video on demand viewing is expected to grow further in the coming years. Prima TV Group expects that the reach of linear TV in the Czech population will decline while online video consumption will grow. Prima’s CCO Vladimír Pořízek said that… Continue reading TRENDS: LINEAR TV WILL DECLINE, VIDEO ON DEMAND WILL GROW



CRITICS OF CNN PRIMA NEWS SHOULD STEP OUT OF THEIR SOCIAL BUBBLE FROM TIME TO TIME, SAYS THE GROUP’S CEO MAREK SINGER

12. 4. 2022 Marek Singer has been the head of FTV Prima group since 2008. But only after fourteen long years can he be happy that Prima’s channels are catching up with their biggest competitor – the Nova group – in terms of viewership. In certain viewer target groups, they even surpassed Nova in March.  “What seemed impossible… Continue reading CRITICS OF CNN PRIMA NEWS SHOULD STEP OUT OF THEIR SOCIAL BUBBLE FROM TIME TO TIME, SAYS THE GROUP’S CEO MAREK SINGER



AKA: COMMUNICATION INVESTMENTS TO SEE A DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH THIS YEAR

7. 4. 2022 The Association of Communication Agencies (AKA) expects marketing communication investments to grow by 12% this year. The investment dynamics is going to accelerate compared to previous years. Despite the ongoing presence of Covid-19, the advertising market in the Czech Republic was doing relatively well in 2021. According to data from the Activation Research, which was… Continue reading AKA: COMMUNICATION INVESTMENTS TO SEE A DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH THIS YEAR



WOLT TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST TV CAMPAIGN

5. 4. 2022 Wolt, the courier service delivering food, launches a campaign “The Joy of Food Delivered” (“Radost z jídla doručena”). Wolt, the Finnish online courier service for the delivery of food and retail goods, has been operating on the Czech market since 2018. Now, it launches a new campaign entitled The Joy of Food Delivered. For the first time, the… Continue reading WOLT TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST TV CAMPAIGN



DUŠAN ŠVALEK IS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF CME, MOTHER OF TV NOVA

4. 4. 2022 He is responsible for CME’s transformation strategy with a focus on building a business-to-consumer model. Dušan Švalek took up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at CME Media Services (CME), which includes the domestic commercial television group Nova, since 1st of April 2022. He is in charge of CME’s transformation strategy, focusing on building… Continue reading DUŠAN ŠVALEK IS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF CME, MOTHER OF TV NOVA



MEDIA LITERACY OF CZECHS IS INCREASING, ACCORDING TO RESEARCH

30. 3. 2022 The level of media literacy is generally increasing in Czech society. This is according to research by the Department of Media and Cultural Studies and Journalism at Palacký University in Olomouc and the STEM/MARK agency. The level of media literacy in Czech society is generally increasing (39/100 points in 2018, 49/100 in 2021). This is… Continue reading MEDIA LITERACY OF CZECHS IS INCREASING, ACCORDING TO RESEARCH



STUDY: BRANDS ARE DROWNING IN A SEA OF SAMENESS, THEY CAN SURPRISE ONLY A THIRD OF PEOPLE

30. 3. 2022 Only a third of Czech consumers can recall a unique brand, according to a study by Ogilvy Consulting and GroupM. Consumers are increasingly engaging with brands through their own experiences, not through communication. It is the brand experience that is key to success today, when brands are increasingly drowning in a sea of sameness, making… Continue reading STUDY: BRANDS ARE DROWNING IN A SEA OF SAMENESS, THEY CAN SURPRISE ONLY A THIRD OF PEOPLE



TV PRIMA LAUNCHED MAX REACH AD FORMAT IN HBBTV

30. 3. 2022 An advertising format that maximises reach by combining TV spot advertising and HbbTV has been launched by Prima TV. TV Prima has introduced Max Reach, an advertising format that combines TV spot campaigns and HbbTV. It uses targeting that works with data about TV devices – whether or not they have seen the intended ad… Continue reading TV PRIMA LAUNCHED MAX REACH AD FORMAT IN HBBTV



THE NOVA GROUP HAS LAUNCHED TN LIVE AND NOVA LADY STATION IN THE HBBTV ENVIRONMENT

25. 3. 2022 Nova Group has come up with the launch of TN Live under the red button (in the HbbTV environment) in connection with the war in Ukraine. Viewers will now also find Nova Lady there. This station is on the Nova Group’s offer from autumn 2021. TV Nova said it sees HbbTV as an ever-evolving technology… Continue reading THE NOVA GROUP HAS LAUNCHED TN LIVE AND NOVA LADY STATION IN THE HBBTV ENVIRONMENT



INTERNET VIEWING OF PAID VIDEOS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC HAS TRIPLED IN TWO YEARS

23. 3. 2022 The Czech Statistical Office report declares, that the video viewing on internet is increasing in the Czech Republic. About 1.4 million people over the age of 16 watch videos on paid sites. According to annual data from the Czech Statistical Office (CSO), videos on the internet were watched by an average of 5.5 million people… Continue reading INTERNET VIEWING OF PAID VIDEOS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC HAS TRIPLED IN TWO YEARS



PRIMA PLANS TO AIR LICENSING SHOW MY MAN CAN DO IT

22. 3. 2022 Prima Television is preparing a new licensed entertainment-competition format, which will be broadcasted in the Czech Republic under the title My Man Can Do It. Prima Television has started filming a new entertainment show My Man Can Do It. The competition, in which men perform curious tasks and their wives bet on their performance, is… Continue reading PRIMA PLANS TO AIR LICENSING SHOW MY MAN CAN DO IT



WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL, IT’S THE SAME AS THE OLD ONE

21. 3. 2022 Despite dire predictions of Covid-driven decline for some sectors and exponential growth for others, we’re largely where we would have been if it had never happened. The two-year span that will be forever known as the ‘Covid Years’ was a dark time. You had to find your entertainment where you could. And, for me, one… Continue reading WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL, IT’S THE SAME AS THE OLD ONE



ADVERTISING INVESTMENT IN MEDIA GROWS IN DOUBLE DIGITS THIS YEAR

17. 3. 2022 According to data from Nielsen Admosphere monitoring, the first two months of this year are significantly better than January and February 2021 in terms of total advertising investment in media. Nielsen Admosphere’s advertising investment monitoring records a year-on-year increase of almost 17% in gross investment for the purchase of advertising space in the first two… Continue reading ADVERTISING INVESTMENT IN MEDIA GROWS IN DOUBLE DIGITS THIS YEAR



NOVA EXTENDS TV NEWS FOOTAGE, INCLUDES UKRAINIAN BROADCASTS

9. 3. 2022 TV Nova is expanding the space for news coverage from Ukraine. It has also extended the footage of several of its programmes and included Ukrainian TV broadcasts on the web. TV Nova is expanding the footage of its main news show, Televizni noviny, to one hour as part of its coverage of the war in… Continue reading NOVA EXTENDS TV NEWS FOOTAGE, INCLUDES UKRAINIAN BROADCASTS



OPERATORS AND TV NOVA WANT TO TACKLE “AD SKIPPING” TOGETHER

23. 2. 2022 IPTV operators consider it necessary that the change in the offer relating to skipping ads in the backview is discussed in the light of customer needs and that the discussion takes place across the market. TV Nova agrees with this. IPTV operators consider it necessary to have a cross-market discussion about a possible change in… Continue reading OPERATORS AND TV NOVA WANT TO TACKLE “AD SKIPPING” TOGETHER



TIME SPENT IN FRONT OF THE TV EXCEEDED 4 HOURS LAST YEAR, THE HIGHEST IN 25 YEARS

22. 2. 2022 The surge in TV viewership in the first year of the pandemic continued into 2021. Time spent in front of a TV screen has surpassed the four-hour-a-day mark for the first time.



INTERNET VIDEO VIEWING “SKYROCKETING” IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

22. 2. 2022 Internet video viewing “skyrocketing” in the czech republic according to the national transmission company CRa. CRa adds that it provides infrastructure for OTT services to customers such as the TV groups Prima and Nova and the Mafra publishing house. It is also developing the possibility of targeted content broadcasting within HbbTV. Commenting on the development,… Continue reading INTERNET VIDEO VIEWING “SKYROCKETING” IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC



TOP MEDIA: NOVA STILL HAS THE HIGHEST REVENUE, SEZNAM.CZ THE HIGHEST PROFIT

21. 2. 2022 TV Nova tops the ranking of media companies operating in the Czech Republic in terms of revenue, Seznam in terms of profit. TV Nova Group was the strongest media company by turnover in the Czech Republic, according to its 2020 results (the latest available at the moment). In the first year of the pandemic, it… Continue reading TOP MEDIA: NOVA STILL HAS THE HIGHEST REVENUE, SEZNAM.CZ THE HIGHEST PROFIT



PRIMA IS PREPARING A REALITY SHOW TALENT AGAIN THIS YEAR, IT HAS OPENED CASTING

18. 2. 2022 TV Prima and Slovakia’s TV Joj have started preparations for the next series of the show Czechia Slovakia’s Got Talent. TV Prima is preparing another series of the talent reality show Czechia Slovakia’s Got Talent for this year. This is one of its regular shows. The TV station has currently opened casting for the tenth… Continue reading PRIMA IS PREPARING A REALITY SHOW TALENT AGAIN THIS YEAR, IT HAS OPENED CASTING