TV Nova

O2 Czechia unveils win-win deal with TV Nova’s Voyo

O2 Czechia will be the first IPTV provider in the Czech market to offer TV Nova-backed streamer Voyo. From December 1, customers will have the option to subscribe to the streamer, as well as TV Nova channels Nova Lady, Nova Sport 3 and Nova Sport 4. “We try to regularly bring new premium content to […]

TV Nova streamer Voyo hits 400,000 landmark

Czech commercial broadcaster TV Nova says its heavily-backed streaming platform Voyo is now reaching 400,000 subscribers in The Czech Republic and Slovakia. PPF-owned Nova started investing heavily in Voyo two years ago, and has a long term target of 1 million subs by 2026. The company believes there is room for 2 or 3 SVODs […]

CME’s core business not for sale, says CEO

The sale of any of CME’s core assets is “not on our agenda” according to company co-CEO Christoph Mainusch. In an interview with Czech newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes, Mainusch said that despite sale speculation from last year, neither the overall business nor its main channels were on the block. However, he added that the disposition […]

CME sale talks “completely untrue” say co-CEOs

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has dismissed recent reports that investment group PPF is in talks to buy the company or its flagship Czech channel TV Nova.  In an interview with Czech business newspaper Hospodářské noviny, CME co-CEO Michael Del Nin said the company sale speculation was “completely untrue,” and described TV Nova as “the […]

Lauder leaves CME after two decades

Ronald Lauder, the founder of CME has resigned from the company’s board. Lauder started CME in 1994 with the launch of TV Nova in the Czech Republic. He has been non-executive chairman of the company for the ensuing twenty years. His departure from the Time-Warner backed Central and Eastern European broadcast group was made official […]

TV Nova renews streaming deal with Visual Unity

Czech broadcaster TV Nova has renewed its streaming services deal with OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider Visual Unity Global.  The deal will see Visual Unity continue to power TV Nova’s live online streaming and video-on-demand service, VOYO, in an OTT and CDN services deal that is due to run until 2016. TV Nova and […]

Nova TV general director steps down

Jan Andrusko, the general director of Central European Media Enterprises (CME)-owned Czech commercial TV station, TV Nova, is stepping down at the end of the month.  The firm announced the departure in a statement yesterday, at the same time as it said that David Stogel, who worked as programming director at TV Nova from 2005 […]