Most TV channels from the Czech Republic’s Nova Group will no longer be distributed via cable and satellite in Slovakia from March 1.
The Czech Republic’s Lama Energy Group has acquired a 100% stake in the alternative telco Live Telecom for an undisclosed fee.
PPF Group has sold a 3% stake in the Czech incumbent O2 to Belviport Trading for an undisclosed fee.
A number of new HbbTV features will shortly be introduced in the Czech Republic through the 2.0 standard.
Slagr TV (‘Hit TV’) has become the latest Czech TV station to introduce HbbTV.
The Czech incumbent’s O2 TV service ended 2016 with 221,000 IPTV and OTT subscribers, or 6.1% more than a year earlier.
The Czech Republic’s Nova Group has acquired the broadcast rights to the best darts competitions in the world for the next three years.
Skylink will shortly add another time-shifted channel to its offer in the Czech Republic.
Terrestrial TV is still a major draw for viewers in the Czech Republic, being received in around 60% of households compared to the European average of 46%.
TV ad spend reached a record high in the Czech Republic in 2016, with other media also growing strongly.