Quoting Teleradio, Medialne reports that the channel, which would have been RTVS’s fourth, was due to go on air in June.
It will now not do so due to the coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of a number of events in the coming months.
The start of the channel was due to coincide with Euro 2020, which would have begun on June 12, with another key event being the Tokyo Olympics. However, both have now been put back to 2021.
According to Matej Hajko, the head of RTRVS’s sports department, it would at this stage be “extremely irresponsible” to announce a specific launch date for the new channel and enter into any further financial commitments.