RTVS taps M7 for channel distribution

Slovak public broadcaster RTVS has turned to Luxembourg-based pay TV outfit M7 Group, owned by Canal+, to distribute its channels via SES’s Astra 23.5° East satellite position.   M7 will distribute all of RTVS’s channels: Jednotka, Dvojka, Trojka, and the new channel RTVS Šport, launched in time for the upcoming Winter Olympics. All RTVS channels […]

EBU creates new learning hub for CEE

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU is teaming up with Slovakian Member RTVS to create a new EBU Academy regional learning hub in Bratislava.  A letter of intent has been signed by RTVS Director General Jaroslav Reznik and EBU DG Noel Curran. The hub is the third to be announced this year following the opening of similar academies […]

Slovakian pubcaster names new chief

Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS has named Jaroslav Rezník as its new director-general. Rezník has taken up his new role after being elected by the country’s National Council in June. Rezník was previously director-general of news agency TASR, which during his tenure was transformed from a state-subsidised organization into a commercial entity and introduced new products […]

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 […]