THE DEBATE ABOUT PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA IS COMPLETELY REVERSED, SAYS PAVEL KUBINA FROM PRIMA

3. 6. 2024 During June, the government will put a bill on the table to increase TV fees. “They should not be increased before the state says what kind of public service it expects,” – Pavel Kubina, director of media affairs at Prima Group. The Culture Ministry announced last autumn that it wanted to raise TV and radio… Continue reading THE DEBATE ABOUT PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA IS COMPLETELY REVERSED, SAYS PAVEL KUBINA FROM PRIMA



AKTV, PRIMA AND NOVA REACH AGREEMENT WITH FASTSHARE.CLOUD

15. 5. 2024 The commercial TV broadcasters associated with the Association of Commercial Television (AKTV) have managed to reach another agreement aimed at greater protection of their content in the online environment. Together with TV Nova and FTV Prima, the Association of Commercial Television (AKTV) has reached an agreement with the operators of Fastshare.cloud, Inside Invest company and its… Continue reading AKTV, PRIMA AND NOVA REACH AGREEMENT WITH FASTSHARE.CLOUD



COMMERCIAL TV STATIONS PROPOSE MORE RESTRICTIONS ON SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING ON READING

13. 5. 2024 Sponsorship of only longer programmes, a limited number and length of sponsorship messages, restrictions on product placement, as well as advertising on ČT sport and zero advertising on line are some of the ideas of commercial broadcasters about changes in the placement of commercial messages on Czech Television. A member of the board of directors… Continue reading COMMERCIAL TV STATIONS PROPOSE MORE RESTRICTIONS ON SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING ON READING



COMMERCIAL TV STATIONS PROPOSE MORE RESTRICTIONS ON SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING ON ČT

13. 5. 2024 Sponsorship of only longer programmes, limited number and length of sponsorship messages, limitations on product placement and advertising on ČT sport, and zero advertising online are some of the ideas of commercial broadcasters about changes in the placement of commercial messages on Česká televize (Czech Television, ČT). Pavel Kubina, a long-time media lawyer, is a… Continue reading COMMERCIAL TV STATIONS PROPOSE MORE RESTRICTIONS ON SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING ON ČT



RICHARD BURNLEY, EBU’S DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS, WILL BE A GUEST AT THE DIGIMEDIA CONFERENCE

30. 4. 2024 The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which brings together public service television and radio broadcasters, will give its views on the funding of these media and the use of artificial intelligence in media content creation at the Digimedia 2024 conference, with Richard Burnley, EBU Director of Legal Affairs and Regulation. He will sit on a joint… Continue reading RICHARD BURNLEY, EBU’S DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS, WILL BE A GUEST AT THE DIGIMEDIA CONFERENCE



THE CULTURAL SECTOR’S RESPONSE TO THE ADOPTION BY THE EU COUNCIL OF THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACT

9. 2. 2024 The cultural associations representing a wide range of content creators including the news media, television industry, film producers and music publishers (SPIR, Czech Publishers Union, AKTV, AOV, ČNS IFPI, APA) welcome the Czech Republic’s decision to support the Artificial Intelligence Act agreed in the difficult trialogue in December. Although its wording is not ideal from… Continue reading THE CULTURAL SECTOR’S RESPONSE TO THE ADOPTION BY THE EU COUNCIL OF THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACT



ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION HAS ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS IN THE ANTI-PIRACY FIGHT

1. 12. 2023 The High Court in Olomouc has upheld the preliminary ruling issued by the Regional Court in Brno on a petition by the Association of Commercial Television (AKTV), requiring the operators of the eDisk.cz and Sledujteto.cz repositories not to allow the uploading and downloading of copyright-protected works of Nova and Prima TV Groups. The court thus… Continue reading ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION HAS ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS IN THE ANTI-PIRACY FIGHT



FORUM MEDIA CONFERENCE HAS PUBLISHED ITS PROGRAMME

18. 10. 2023 In just three weeks Forum Media – the largest conference in the Czech Republic focused on media, marketing and communication – will take place. Check out the full programme, it’s worth it! More than 70 international and Czech stars of communication, marketing and media will perform at Forum Media on 9 November in Prague’s O2… Continue reading FORUM MEDIA CONFERENCE HAS PUBLISHED ITS PROGRAMME



PRIVATE MEDIA AT ONE TABLE: THE MAJOR AMENDMENT WILL DAMAGE THE WHOLE MARKET

17. 10. 2023 Representatives of Czech private media gathered for the first time at a joint press conference. They are appealing to the Minister of Culture over the draft of a major Media Amendment.



ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION PARTNERING WITH FORUM MEDIA’S EFFIE STAGE

5. 10. 2023 This year’s Forum Media conference, the largest domestic professional event focused on media, marketing and communication, will take place on 9 November 2023 at O2 Universum in Prague. This unique event bringing inspiration, information and interaction is organised by Marketing & Media in collaboration with the AKA and APRA associations. The Association of Commercial Television… Continue reading ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION PARTNERING WITH FORUM MEDIA’S EFFIE STAGE



THE PROPOSAL TO INCREASE MONEY FOR ČT IS SHOCKING AND UNACCEPTABLE WITHOUT DISCUSSION

26. 9. 2023 The proposed major media amendment to provide more funding for ČT (Czech Television) and ČRO (Czech Radio) cannot be adopted without a discussion on the role of the public service. the discussion should have been held at the beginning of the preparation of the new legislation, says president of AKTV, Klára Brachtlová.



COMMERCIAL RADIO COMPANIES: THE DRAFT AMENDMENT POSES A THREAT TO THE DUAL MEDIA SYSTEM

25. 9. 2023 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. Commercial radio companies that are members of the Association of Private Broadcasters have also spoken out against the so-called “major media amendment”, which is supposed to… Continue reading COMMERCIAL RADIO COMPANIES: THE DRAFT AMENDMENT POSES A THREAT TO THE DUAL MEDIA SYSTEM



COMMERCIAL TV COMPANIES DEMAND WITHDRAWAL OF MAJOR MEDIA AMENDMENT

19. 9. 2023 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).



NEXTV SERIES EUROPE CONFERENCE: NETFLIX AND YOUTUBE’S MARKET SHARES ARE DECLINING DUE TO NEW OTT SERVICES IN EUROPE

4. 6. 2023 In mid-May, a series of international conferences Nextv Ad Europe and Nextv Series Europe were held in Prague, organized by Dataxis, with the Association of Commercial Televisions (AKTV) as a partner. The first day of the Nextv Ad Europe event focused on the latest developments in TV advertising, while the second and third days of… Continue reading NEXTV SERIES EUROPE CONFERENCE: NETFLIX AND YOUTUBE’S MARKET SHARES ARE DECLINING DUE TO NEW OTT SERVICES IN EUROPE



AKTV: NETFLIX, HBO AND OTHERS SHOULD PAY INTO THE AUDIOVISUAL FUND

23. 5. 2023 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.



NEXTV AD CONFERENCE: GROWTH OF THE TV MARKET DRIVEN BY ADVERTISING REVENUES FROM VOD SERVICES, DEVELOPMENT OF ADDRESSABLE ADVERTISING AND THE EMERGENCE OF FAST CHANNELS

22. 5. 2023 In mid-May, a series of international conferences Nextv Ad Europe and Nextv Series Europe were held in Prague, organized by Dataxis, with the Association of Commercial Televisions (AKTV) as a media partner. The first day of Nextv Ad Europe focused on the latest developments in TV advertising, innovations in ad formats and their distribution, as… Continue reading NEXTV AD CONFERENCE: GROWTH OF THE TV MARKET DRIVEN BY ADVERTISING REVENUES FROM VOD SERVICES, DEVELOPMENT OF ADDRESSABLE ADVERTISING AND THE EMERGENCE OF FAST CHANNELS



ČT, NOVA AND PRIMA GENERAL MANAGERS AT DIGIMEDIA 2023

5. 5. 2023 Digimedia conference, the key meeting of TV and radio broadcasting experts will take place for the 18th time this year on Wednesday 14th of June in Prague. Participants of the 18th annual DIGIMEDIA 2023 conference, which will take place on Wednesday 14th June 2023 in the Congress Hall of Czech Television, Kavčí Hory district, will… Continue reading ČT, NOVA AND PRIMA GENERAL MANAGERS AT DIGIMEDIA 2023



AKTV INVITES FOR THE CZECH SPEAKERS IN NEXTV CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

4. 5. 2023 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. You can look forward to topics from advertising, OTT and VOD.… Continue reading AKTV INVITES FOR THE CZECH SPEAKERS IN NEXTV CONFERENCE PROGRAMME