CET21, which holds the licence for the leading Czech broadcaster TV Nova, has secured the right to operate two more channels.
According to Parabola, the country’s Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting (RRTV) has granted the company a licence for Nova News, which will be distributed over the internet for 18 hours daily and offer viewers a mixture of news, current affairs and entertainment shows produced in house.
The second channel, which previous had the working title Channel 5 but has now been renamed TV Fanda, will be distributed terrestrially and via cable – though there is also the possibility it might be carried by the DTH platform Skylink – and target male viewers with mostly sports, dramas, documentaries, action, crime and sci-fi.
TV Fanda will be on air for 18-20 hours daily and has to start broadcasting by August 23. TV Nova, which is owned by Central European Media Enterprises (CME), already has Nova Sport, Nova Cinema and MTV in its channel portfolio.