However, it adds that the number will increase by the end of the year due to this being the main shopping season and interest in TV receivers.
Existing terrestrial TV services will be terminated in autumn 2019 as the country completes its transition to the DVB-T2 standard.
Importantly, terrestrial TV remains the most popular way of receiving TV services in the Czech Republic, being used in around 60% of households, including those who that also access other platforms.
Other platforms are used by 36% of households and 4% opt to have no TV.
According to a survey for the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO), 45% of Czech households are dependent solely on the terrestrial platform.
At the same time, awareness about the transition to DVB-T2 – some 82% of respondents, according to MPO research – is increasing.
DVB-T2 services already reach 99.6% of the Czech population and of the 25% of households that receive them half have opted for set-top boxes and half for TV sets with built-in DVB-T2 tuners.
Meanwhile, simulcasting DVB-T and DVB-T2 is seen as positive by 57% of respondents.