Czech Republic


M7 Group consolidates pay TV ownership

Luxembourg-based pay TV operator M7 Group has consolidated its M77 Group sister company, bringing the pair’s Belgian, Dutch, Austrian and Czech operations under a single ownership structure. The merger creates a single ownership structure for pay TV operations CanalDigitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen and TéléSat in Belgium, Austria’s AustriaSAT, and Skylink and CS Link […]

UPC’s FreeSAT reaches Czech subscriber landmark

Czech DTH platform FreeSAT has reached the milestone of 100,000 subscribers. The Liberty Global-owned operator reached the landmark figure a year after it rebranded from UPC Direct. Jiri Kraval, UPC DTH marketing and sales director for the Czech Republic, said, “Our growth in Czech Republic is an obvious indication of all the efforts we make […]

UPC Czech Republic adds Eurosport 2 HD

UPC Czech Republic is adding Eurosport 2 HD to its line-up. The channel will be the twelfth sports network to join the Czech cable platform when it launches on November 1. Eurosport 2 HD holds exclusive rights to the German Bundesliga football league until 2015. The cable operator currently offers 16 HD channels to around […]

UPC Czech adds Russian package

UPC Czech is adding a bouquet of Russian channels to its cable network. The Liberty Global-owned operator will include state TV channel Pěrviy, local film channel Dom Kino, documentary network Vremya and music channel Muzika Pěrvoyo in its channel line up from September 3. The package will cost CZK130 (€5) per month, with a 50% […]

Czech FreeSAT adds Fanda

Liberty Global’s Czech DTH platform FreeSAT has added the Fanda channel to its line-up. Operated by TV Nova, Fanda offers a range of movies, drama series, sports and documentaries. The channel is available to FreeSAT’s medium and higher package customers. UPC DTH marketing and sales director for Czech Republic, Jiri Kraval said  ”We are pleased […]

Dajto gains Czech distribution

M77 Group-owned Czech pay TV services Skylink and CS Link have added new male-focused thematic channel Dajto to their programming line-up. The channel is available on the Astra satellite platform at 23.5° East. UPC Slovakia has also added CME-owned Dajto to its line-up.

CME raising €70 million

A Czech subsidiary of Time Warner-backed broadcast group CME is raising €70 million that it will use to pay down debt and for its day-to-day business. CET 21 will make a private placement of notes and the cash will come from institutional investors.

UPC Czech adds CT2 HD

Cable operator UPC Czech Republic has added CT2 HD from the Czech public broadcaster to its HD line-up. The move follows its addition of CT4 HD, which will broadcast coverage of the London Olympics. The latest addition takes the number of HD channels on UPC Czech Republic to 16.

Pay TV operators add TV Fanda to line-up

Cable operator UPC Czech Republic and M77 Group-owned DTH providers CS Link and SkyLink have begun carrying TV Fanda, the entertainment channel recently launched by commercial broadcaster TV Nova. UPC will offer TV Fanda in its Classic and Comfort packages. TV Fanda offers a range of movies, drama series, sports and documentaries. TV Fanda is […]

CME’s Fanda launching Saturday

Central and Eastern European broadcast group CME will launch its new male-skewing Czech channel Fanda this weekend. The service from the Time Warner-backed company will be programmed with series, movies, adult and sports content and be distributed via cable, DTH, IPTV and online. Fanda will be CME’s fifth channel in the Czech Republic.