NEWS VIEWERSHIP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS DECLINING IN ALL MEDIA

18. 6. 2024 Czechs most often get their news from the internet and TV news. But even from these main channels, news viewership is declining. This is also true for social media, according to a new Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute. Trust in news media in the Czech Republic remains low at 31% of the population.… Continue reading NEWS VIEWERSHIP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS DECLINING IN ALL MEDIA



COMMERCIAL MEDIA HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE BIG MEDIA AMENDMENT

17. 6. 2024 Representatives of the private media sector do not like the new form of the draft media amendment. They see the wording of the accompanying Memorandum, which is supposed to describe more precisely the tasks of public service media, as essential. The commercial media also have reservations about the modified draft of the major media amendment,… Continue reading COMMERCIAL MEDIA HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE BIG MEDIA AMENDMENT



CZECH TV GREW SIGNIFICANTLY IN MAY, DRAWING VIEWERS AWAY FROM COMMERCIAL TV

5. 6. 2024 The Czech hockey team’s ride to the finals helped CT Sport to significantly increase its share of viewership, which also earned the Czech TV stations’ overall share in May. This was felt especially by the strongest commercial TV stations. Thanks to the hockey World Cup and the golden success of Czech hockey players, the share… Continue reading CZECH TV GREW SIGNIFICANTLY IN MAY, DRAWING VIEWERS AWAY FROM COMMERCIAL TV



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



WILL CZECH TV AND RADIO BE PAID FOR ON THE INTERNET AS WELL? A DEBATE WITH THE DIRECTORS OF BOTH MEDIA AT DIGIMEDIA 2024

21. 5. 2024 The 19th annual conference will take place on Thursday 13 June in the Congress Hall of the Czech Television in Prague, Kavčí Hory. Not only for a television or radio receiver, but also for an internet connection, a new television and radio fee should be paid. At least if Parliament approves the government’s amendment to… Continue reading WILL CZECH TV AND RADIO BE PAID FOR ON THE INTERNET AS WELL? A DEBATE WITH THE DIRECTORS OF BOTH MEDIA AT DIGIMEDIA 2024



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



THE STRONGEST GROUP IN APRIL WAS NOVA, IT ALSO HAD THE HIGHEST GROWTH

7. 5. 2024 The Nova TV group posted the highest year-on-year growth in the TV market in April and also achieved the highest share. The group with the highest share of the TV market this April was Nova. It achieved the highest shares not only in the universal 15+ audience group in daytime broadcasting, but also in the… Continue reading THE STRONGEST GROUP IN APRIL WAS NOVA, IT ALSO HAD THE HIGHEST GROWTH



CZECH TELEVISION MOST WACTHED TV GROUP IN MARCH, NOVA LEADS IN PRIME TIME

8. 4. 2024 Czech Television was narrowly the most watched domestic TV group in March. In prime time, the Nova group has the highest share. The Prima group improved year-on-year among the top three. Czech Television stations remained the strongest TV group in all-day viewership in the over-15 category in March. Their share was 28.91%, down 1.3 percentage… Continue reading CZECH TELEVISION MOST WACTHED TV GROUP IN MARCH, NOVA LEADS IN PRIME TIME



TELEVISION TO BOOST MARCH PRIME-TIME, SEVERAL NEWS LAUNCHING

1. 3. 2024 Several first-run shows will appear on the March evening primetime telecasts of the largest TV groups. Several new programmes are heading to the March primetime TV schedule, to be introduced by both commercial players and Czech Television. This will build on the programming news at the start of the new year and commercial TV in… Continue reading TELEVISION TO BOOST MARCH PRIME-TIME, SEVERAL NEWS LAUNCHING



JANUARY VIEWERSHIP : ČESKÁ TELEVIZE GOT THE HIGHEST SHARE

5. 2. 2024 The first month of the new year brought the highest share of viewership to Czech Television stations. Czech Television stations achieved the highest share of all domestic TV groups in January 2024. Their cumulative share in the 15+ audience group was 31.20%. CT stations also had the highest share in prime time 15+. In both… Continue reading JANUARY VIEWERSHIP : ČESKÁ TELEVIZE GOT THE HIGHEST SHARE



CHRISTMAS TV PROGRAM ON AIR, SEASONAL SHOWS ARE CATCHING UP

18. 12. 2023 During the last week before Christmas, all TV stations are starting to switch over to Christmas programming. Some of the seasonal shows are still being finalised. In the week of December 18, shows for this year’s Christmas holiday season are starting to appear on the TV screens of the country’s top stations. Traditionally, they will… Continue reading CHRISTMAS TV PROGRAM ON AIR, SEASONAL SHOWS ARE CATCHING UP



TV VIEWERSHIP IN NOVEMBER: ČT NARROWLY RETURNED TO THE TOP IN NOVEMBER, NOVA IMPROVED THE MOST

5. 12. 2023 Czech Television’s stations returned to the position of the TV group with the highest share of viewership in the audience group over 15 years of age by a narrow margin. This is according to the official ATO-Nielsen measurement data for November 2023. The aggregate share of CT stations reached 28.48% throughout the day. However, compared… Continue reading TV VIEWERSHIP IN NOVEMBER: ČT NARROWLY RETURNED TO THE TOP IN NOVEMBER, NOVA IMPROVED THE MOST



INCREASED TV FEES? I WOULD BUILD A NEW ČT1 WITH THAT MONEY, SAYS MAREK SINGER, PRIMA’S CEO

21. 11. 2023 It is an incredible sum of between CZK 1.5 and 2 billion a year, says the CEO of Prima Group, Marek Singer, about the new revenues for Česká televize (Czech Television) in the form of increased licence fees. And do shows like Stardance fulfil the public service role? We present an excerpt from an interview… Continue reading INCREASED TV FEES? I WOULD BUILD A NEW ČT1 WITH THAT MONEY, SAYS MAREK SINGER, PRIMA’S CEO



PRIMA REMAINED FIRST IN 15+ IN OCTOBER, CZECH TV GREW WITH YOUNGER VIEWERS

7. 11. 2023 The Prima TV group maintained its highest viewership in the broader over-15 audience group in all-day viewing in October. The Prima TV group achieved an aggregate share of 28.89% in October and remained the strongest group in the wider 15+ audience group in all-day viewing. It improved by 0.79 percentage points year-on-year. Czech Television and… Continue reading PRIMA REMAINED FIRST IN 15+ IN OCTOBER, CZECH TV GREW WITH YOUNGER VIEWERS



CZECH VOD PRIMA+ EXPANDS STREAMING OFFER

24. 10. 2023 The Czech broadcaster Prima has added content from the public broadcaster Ceska Televize (CT) to its steaming service prima+. Initially, it has acquired the rights to show 11 series and four film titles. According to Marek Singer, CEO of the Prima Group, “Our strategic goal is to offer viewers a diverse range of content, so… Continue reading CZECH VOD PRIMA+ EXPANDS STREAMING OFFER



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.



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.



STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING ASSOCIATIONS ON THE PROPOSED “MAJOR MEDIA AMENDMENT”

20. 9. 2023 Czech publishers represented in professional associations SPIR (Association for Internet Development) and UV (Union of Publishers) demand an expert discussion on the financing of public media and their role alongside commercial media. They criticise the fact that the introduction of the amendment to the acts on Czech Television, Czech Radio, and radio and television fees… Continue reading STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING ASSOCIATIONS ON THE PROPOSED “MAJOR MEDIA AMENDMENT”