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English Pages of Czech Television

 

  • Welcome to the English Pages of Czech Television (CT), the public service broadcaster in the Czech Republic

Basic Facts

  • 1953 first television broadcasting trial from Studio Prague started on May 1
  • January 1, 1992 Czech Television was established based on the Czech Television Act
  • organizational units and studios in Prague, Brno and Ostrava
  • independent on state and advertisement
  • almost 3,000 employees
  • Annual budget 253,000,000 EUR (2016)
  • 67 % own productions
  • AD share 15+ 30.42 % (info from 7.1.16 – PR)
  • television licence fee 5 EUR/month/household
  • revenues from business operations – 9 % of total budget
  • broadcasts via DVB-T (HbbTV), DVB-S, IPTV and internet

History

  • 1953 first television broadcasting trial from Studio Prague started on May 1
  • 1970 second channel ČT 2 was launched
  • 1973 colour broadcasting on the second channel ČT 2
  • 1975 colour broadcasting on the first channel ČT 1
  • 1992 Czech Television was established based on the Czech Television Act
  • 2005 news channel ČT 24 and DVB-T was launched
  • 2006 channel ČT sport was launched
  • 2010 HDTV was launched
  • 2011 analogue switch-off
  • 2013 new thematic channels ČT :D and ČT art were launched
  • 2013 HD broadcasting in DVB-T: ČT 1 HD, ČT 2 HD, ČT sport HD
  • 2013 professional platform Fórum Ultra HD was established – initiated by ČT
  • 2014 DVB-T2/HEVC trial broadcasting – shared project with ČRa (Czech Radiocommunication)
  • 2015 trial broadcasting UHDTV on SES Astra satellite

Channels

  • ČT 1 (HD) is a family-oriented channel showing original Czech movies, series, entertainment and lifestyle.
  • ČT 2 (HD) broadcasts documentaries, nature-oriented shows and foreign films and series.
  • ČT 24 is a 24-hour news channel offering breaking news and in-depth economic, regional and cultural news.
  • ČT sport (HD) broadcasts world, European and Czech sports events.
  • ČT :D is a children's educational channel without advertising, launched 31. 8. 2013. Broadcasts from 6am until 8pm.
  • ČT art broadcasts from 8pm until late night – 5:20 a.m.
  • ČT art is a channel focusing on culture, theatre, operas, music, art films, launched 31. 8. 2013.