SPARTA AGREES NEW DEAL, TV WILL OFFER ITS HOME GAMES IN THE UEFA QUALIFIERS

11. 7. 2024 The management of AC Sparta Prague has entered into a partnership with the Nova Group’s sports channels. The pay-TV channels Nova Sport 1 and 2 will broadcast live coverage of home matches in the UEFA competition prelims. Sparta will play three home matches in the UEFA competition qualifiers during the summer holidays, with the first… Continue reading SPARTA AGREES NEW DEAL, TV WILL OFFER ITS HOME GAMES IN THE UEFA QUALIFIERS



VOYO IS NUMBER TWO BEHIND NETFLIX. CZECH MARKET MAY GROW BY 2030

8. 7. 2024 The Czech pay video-on-demand market is still poised to increase its penetration, a panel discussion at this year’s Karlovy Vary festival heard. The Czech pay video-on-demand (SVOD) market may continue to grow in the next few years, at least until 2030. Lucie Oravčíková, digital director of the Nova Group, said this at a discussion held… Continue reading VOYO IS NUMBER TWO BEHIND NETFLIX. CZECH MARKET MAY GROW BY 2030



TV STATIONS AGREE THAT WEATHER HAS A MAJOR IMPACT ON RATINGS, THE EXCEPTION BEING SPORTS

5. 7. 2024 Especially in summer, weather news comes to the fore. However, the state of the sky and the forecasts of meteorologists are also of interest to TV station management. The weather has a major impact on whether viewers will even pick up the remote control and turn on the TV. “The weather is absolutely crucial. It… Continue reading TV STATIONS AGREE THAT WEATHER HAS A MAJOR IMPACT ON RATINGS, THE EXCEPTION BEING SPORTS



KVIFF 2024: CZECH TV STREAMING AMONG FILMMAKERS, SOCIAL NETWORKS AS A MAGNET FOR VIEWERS

1. 7. 2024 On the first day of the Industry section of the festival, a debate on Streaming Media and the Attention Economy took place. The Industry Section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), which gives film and TV professionals the opportunity to learn about current trends in film production and distribution and TV formats, has… Continue reading KVIFF 2024: CZECH TV STREAMING AMONG FILMMAKERS, SOCIAL NETWORKS AS A MAGNET FOR VIEWERS



WHAT DOES THE COMBINATION OF VODAFON TV AND PRIMA+ BRING?

30. 5. 2024 The Vodafone operator is the first player on the pay-TV market to offer a connection with the prima+ video library. The news started on the same day as the launch of the global video library Max, Tuesday 21 May. Media group Nova has long offered successful connections with telecoms players in the market in the… Continue reading WHAT DOES THE COMBINATION OF VODAFON TV AND PRIMA+ BRING?



CME INCREASED PRODUCTION HOURS FOR TV AND VOYO BY A FIFTH LAST YEAR

24. 5. 2024 The production of new content for the linear channels of the CME television group, which includes TV Nova, as well as for the Voyo service, was reflected in a 20 percent increase in production hours last year. Revenues of the Central European Media Enterprises (CME) television group, which includes the domestic TV Nova, increased by… Continue reading CME INCREASED PRODUCTION HOURS FOR TV AND VOYO BY A FIFTH LAST YEAR



A QUARTER OF CZECH VOD VIEWERS ENJOYING A FREE RIDE

22. 5. 2024 Almost 25% of viewers to video-on-demand services in the Czech Republic are watching through shared subscriptions rather than paying for them individually. The data is provided by the Atmedia index research. At least 2.8 million Czechs aged 15–69 watch the paid VOD services like Netflix, HBO Max, or Disney+ several times a month, with an… Continue reading A QUARTER OF CZECH VOD VIEWERS ENJOYING A FREE RIDE



WE HAD TO CONVINCE THE CREATORS THAT WE WERE SERIOUS. WHAT’S NEXT FOR VOYO

6. 5. 2024 Nova TV wants to boost subscriber interest in the Voyo app. Over 500 hours of content is in production. Online series are also winning professional awards. More than 820,000 people in the Czech Republic and Slovakia already pay for access to the Voyo streaming app. This puts Nova TV significantly closer to its desired goal… Continue reading WE HAD TO CONVINCE THE CREATORS THAT WE WERE SERIOUS. WHAT’S NEXT FOR VOYO



MICHAL REITLER: I REALLY ENJOY COMING SOMEWHERE WHERE THEY ARE PREPARED TO SPEND MONEY ON CZECH CONTENT

29. 4. 2024 Michal Reitler has joined Nova as Director of Content Development and has been put in charge of both the terrestrial Nova and the content rollout of the Voyo streaming platform. Now, after two and a half years on the job, he boasts a solidly launched production factory and a number of notable series or miniseries… Continue reading MICHAL REITLER: I REALLY ENJOY COMING SOMEWHERE WHERE THEY ARE PREPARED TO SPEND MONEY ON CZECH CONTENT



TN LIVE CELEBRATES ITS THIRD BIRTHDAY

29. 4. 2024 On May 3rd, the news platform TN Live will celebrate its third birthday. “When we started this project, we set the goal that we wanted to be present for our viewers at everything important and interesting that is happening not only in our country. I am very happy that after three years we are still… Continue reading TN LIVE CELEBRATES ITS THIRD BIRTHDAY



VOYO IS GROWING FASTER THAN EXPECTED, REPORTING AN OPERATING PROFIT, SAYS NOVA CEO DANIEL GRUNT

19. 4. 2024 Daniel Grunt, who has been CEO of the Nova Group since January last year, has been given a difficult management assignment by the parent PPF Group. He is to transform the most-watched domestic broadcaster so that it can capitalise on the growing interest in online video while not cannibalising traditional broadcasting. Grunt’s task is to… Continue reading VOYO IS GROWING FASTER THAN EXPECTED, REPORTING AN OPERATING PROFIT, SAYS NOVA CEO DANIEL GRUNT



ONLY 180K SUBSCRIBERS LEFT TO TAKE VOYO TO A MILLION. NOVA IS PREPARING 512 HOURS OF ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS.

5. 4. 2024 Nova TV’s Voyo streaming service is close to reaching the million subscribers on the Czech and Slovak markets. According to the station’s CEO Daniel Grunt at Thursday’s press conference, Voyo had 820,000 subscribers in these markets as of yesterday. Voyo still expects to have one million subscribers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by the… Continue reading ONLY 180K SUBSCRIBERS LEFT TO TAKE VOYO TO A MILLION. NOVA IS PREPARING 512 HOURS OF ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS.



FAST CHANNELS: PLEX BRINGS MORE THAN 180 FREE TVS

28. 3. 2024 Last week we focused on Rakuten TV, the most easily accessible online video library, complemented by a range of free-to-air TV. Today it’s the turn of its “competition”. Plex presents itself as a place that offers access to all “media” – from personal on its own server, to free movies and shows or live TV… Continue reading FAST CHANNELS: PLEX BRINGS MORE THAN 180 FREE TVS



TIPS FROM THE EASTER TV PROGRAMME

28. 3. 2024 The approaching spring holidays will bring four days off, which directly encourages spending time with loved ones and friends. Watching a series or movie together on TV is one of the most popular activities families spend their days off doing, according to recent research. Here are some tips from the Easter programming on czech commercial… Continue reading TIPS FROM THE EASTER TV PROGRAMME



AD-SUPPORTED VOYO? DEFINITELY NOT THIS YEAR, SAYS NOVA’S DIGITAL DIRECTOR, LUCIE ORAVČÍKOVÁ

19. 3. 2024 Lucie Oravčíková took over the management of Nova’s digital activities , including the voyo streaming service last year, from today’s Nova CEO Daniel Grunt. At the same time, she became head of digital at a sister TV group Markíza in Slovakia. Lucie Oravčíková has been in charge of Voyo and other digital activities of Nova… Continue reading AD-SUPPORTED VOYO? DEFINITELY NOT THIS YEAR, SAYS NOVA’S DIGITAL DIRECTOR, LUCIE ORAVČÍKOVÁ



TV NOVA AND TV PRIMA DEPLOY STREAMING SERIES IN TERRESTRIAL BROADCASTING

11. 3. 2024 As expected – TV Nova and rival Prima’s series, which were primarily produced “exclusively” for SVOD platforms, will eventually appear in terrestrial broadcasting. The big stations are thus spreading the costs of production and inflating viewership numbers. From the end of March, Nova Television will air two series of Iveta, originally intended for and deployed… Continue reading TV NOVA AND TV PRIMA DEPLOY STREAMING SERIES IN TERRESTRIAL BROADCASTING



KUBA S NOVOU PODCAST: IVA DOHNÁLKOVÁ ON HBBTV

7. 3. 2024 “Thanks to HbbTV, viewers mainly watch their favourite series”, says Iva Dohnálková about the red button technology. Iva Dohnálková is in charge of HbbTV at Nova, which is better known in the Czech Republic as the “red button on the smart TV remote”. However, in an interview with Jakub Strýček, she revealed that the blue… Continue reading KUBA S NOVOU PODCAST: IVA DOHNÁLKOVÁ ON HBBTV



DELOITTE: ONE TENTH OF CZECHS CANCELLED THEIR VOD SUBSCRIPTION LAST YEAR

6. 3. 2024 The Czech Republic saw a 30% increase in subscriptions to video-on-demand (VOD) services last year. Netflix, Voyo, Disney+, Spotify and HBO Max were the most subscribed to. This is according to a study by Deloitte. The number of subscribers to streaming platforms in the Czech Republic is stable and continues to grow. Despite high inflation… Continue reading DELOITTE: ONE TENTH OF CZECHS CANCELLED THEIR VOD SUBSCRIPTION LAST YEAR