The Czech media entrepreneur Jaromir Soukup and China International Group Corporation (CIGL) have increased the share capital of the Empresa Media group, whose interests include the broadcaster Barrandov TV.
Jaromir Soukup, the owner of the Czech national commercial broadcaster Barrandov TV, has set up his own political party.
The Czech broadcaster TV Barrandov will shortly add a music channel named Barrandov Muzika to its portfolio.
The Czech digital channel Barrandov TV is interested in introducing HbbTV, though not within the next year.
The Czech Republic’s Barrandov TV remains in financial difficulties but is still expected to break even in 2012.