Czech Television is a forward-looking broadcaster on the path to terrestrial digital broadcasting
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- Welcome to the English Pages of Czech Television (CT), the public service broadcaster in the Czech Republic
Czech Television is a forward-looking broadcaster on the path to terrestrial digital broadcasting.
Czech Television broadcasts 24 hours a day on its channels CT1, CT2, CT24 and CT 4 SPORT using terrestrial and satellite signal distribution. As of May 1, 2003, it has introduced stereophonic broadcasting as the new broadcasting standard. Some of its programmes also give the viewers within reach of stereophonic transmitters the option to choose from two language versions (DUAL). In addition, Czech Television offers other services – Teletext, closed captions and VPS code for recording by household VHS video recorders.
Czech Television has long been preparing for the planned launch of terrestrial digital broadcasting (DVB-T), working on its strategic, technological as well as programming aspects. It has acquired the necessary experience during a five-year experimental DVB-T broadcasting in Prague and its surroundings. The broadcaster is planning to launch two new nationwide channels devoted to news and education.
CT24 is a news programme, which broadcasts continually, offering hot news with live material every hour, extended economic and cultural news, discussions, magazines, economic overviews etc. When the DVB-T public service multiplex is brought into full operation, the programme offer of traditional TV channels will be supplemented by additional services – textual information, charts, maps, dictionaries, practical information designed to help the viewers in emergencies and other stress situations, but also a special verbal description of visual scenes for the blind etc.