Czech Republic


Czech platforms take complementary positions

Czech pay TV service provider Skylink is offering to upgrade subscribers to the CS Link platform, with which it now shares common ownership, to its own service. Luxembourg-based M7 Group acquired Skylink in October, having acquired rival service CS Link earlier in 2011. While the company is maintaining the two services as independent offerings, it […]

CME to launch new channels, expand pay TV

Central and Eastern European broadcast group CME is preparing to launch a number of new channels across six CEE markets and is eying an expansion of its pay TV business. CME president Adrian Sarbu told Czech business daily Hospodářské Noviny that it was planning to launch a raft of male-skewing, female-skewing and kids channels in […]

Telefónica Czech Republic offers all channels for free

Telefónica is offering all of its pay TV channels on its O2TV service in the Czech Republic for free until the end of the year. The O2 Big Christmas Giveaway will offer all 80 channels to subscribers of any package until January 1. Telefónica is also doubling the recording capacity to 20 hours during the […]

New Film Europe Channel launches in Slovakia and Czech Republic

A new pay TV channel dedicated to European movies, Film Europe Channel, has launched in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, with plans to launch in other territories later. Film Europe will show up to 500 European films in their original version with subtitles each year. the 24-hour channel is broadcasting in standard definition via the […]

Czech Republic first in CEE to complete switchover

The Czech Republic has become the first country in central and eastern Europe to complete digital switchover following the implementation of digital broadcasting at the Tlustá hora and Plostiny transmitters near the city of Zlin in south-eastern Moravia. Digital TV is now available to 99.6% of the Czech population, offering 11 TV and nine radio […]

UPC Czech adds Stil

Cable operator UPC Czech Republic has added Czech entertainment channel Stil to its digital line-up. The channel, which will be available in the operator’s starter pack, replaces lifestyle channel Public TV, which closed down earlier this year. Stil, owned by Pilsen-based TPMC, offers a mix of gameshows, magazine programmes, teleshopping and music videos.

UPC Direct becomes freeSAT in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Liberty Global’s European satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has rebranded the former UPC Direct service as freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. As part of the rebranding, certain packages will be available for the cost of an activation fee and an annual administration fee, without an additional monthly subscription charge. Customers have the option […]

UPC Czech boosts HD line up

Cable operator UPC Czech Republic has expanded its channel line-up with the addition of the Spektrum HD and FilmBox Family HD channels. Spektrum HD offers documentary programming covering genres including science, adventure, travel, history and wildlife. FilmBox Family HD airs family oriented movies between 08:00 and 22:00. It will join Filmbox, Filmbox Extra and Filmbox […]

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