The Croatian public broadcaster Hrvastka radiotelevizija (HRT) plans to launch a fifth channel in January 2018.
According to Poslovni, HRT – HTV 5 will be aimed at Croatians living outside the country and the wider international public.
Distributed via satellite and over the internet, it will include content such as news in foreign languages, specifically English, Spanish and German.
HRT will produce 70% of the content for HRT – HTV 5, which will be a 24-hour service, and at least 25% of the channel’s output will be allocated to information and 10% to educational, scientific, music, science and cultural programmes.
Furthermore, at least 7% of airtime will be allocated to entertainment and only 0.5% to religious programming, while the share of other content, including sport, has not yet been disclosed.
HRT – HTV 5’s launch is in accordance with an agreement between the broadcaster and Croatian government signed in September this year.
It outlines the public service mission and programme obligations, along with the methods of funding, of HRT between 2018-2022.