Ceska Televize

Czech public broadcaster begins transition to DVB-T2 and HEVC

Czech public broadcaster Ceská Televize is to begin transmitting its signal in the DVB-T2 format from tomorrow, the first major step in the country’s transition to the advanced version of the digital-terrestrial broadcast standard. The broadcaster will simulcast all signals in DVB-T for at least a year, after which it plans to begin shutting down […]

M7 takes additional capacity for Czech HD channels

Pan-regional pay TV operator M7 Group has tapped satellite provider SES for additional capacity to offer additional HD channels in central and eastern Europe. The operator’s new deal with SES, which gives it additional capacity on the Astra 3B satellite at 23.5° East, will enable it to host all HD channels of the Czech public […]

Discovery strikes Olympic deal with Czech Television

Discovery Communications has signed a deal with Czech public broadcaster Ceska Televize  to make coverage of the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games available on its sport channel.  This deal will make the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games available to Czech viewers on both CT Sport and Eurosport. Ceska Televize will sub-license from Discovery Communications free-to-air […]

Czech and Slovak public broadcasters begin UHD tests

Czech Republic public TV provider Ceska Televize (CT) and Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS are due to begin test broadcasts of Ultra HD content. CT and RTVS, in partnership with Czech digital infrastructure provider Ceske Radiokomunikace, will lead the first Ultra HD broadcast trial via SES’s Astra 3B satellite at the orbital slot of 23.5 degrees […]

Česká Televize moves forward with HbbTV service

Czech public broadcaster Česká Televize has launched the second phase of an HbbTV pilot project by making 70,000 hours of content available to smart TVs. The broadcaster’s digital archive, iVysílani, will now be available via TV as well as desktop, tablet and smartphone. Česká Televize initially launched HbbTV applications a year ago with Superteletext and […]