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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

The body of six television channels delivers the purposes of public service by imparting information and making and broadcasting original programmes consistently for all target groups in the Czech Republic. Cultivating and drawing on sixty years of experience, Czech television produces programmes of superb quality in a rich variety of genres.

  1. Our programming and broadcasting is done through:
    • CT1 – a mainstream family channel with a strong representation of original Czech dramas, series, and entertainment shows, including entertaining journalistic programmes. Share of the market approx. 16%.
    • CT2 – a mainstream programmatic channel providing knowledge and broad education in various areas of human culture. Share of the market approx. 4.5%.
    • CT sport – a channel broadcasting all important world and home sport events, supporting minority sports, children’s competitions and sport events for people with disabilities. Share of the market 4–5% depending on the amount of exceptional sport events (Olympic Games, World Football Championship, etc.).
    • CT24 – a news channel covering the most important international and home events. Europe’s most successful national news channel. Market share 4 - 5%.
    • CT:D – from August 2013; a multi genre, mainstream television service for children aged between 4–12 years, with an emphasis on quality and variety of programmes. The most successful children’s channel in Europe. Share of the market between 20–25% in the target group 4–12 years old.
    • CT art – from August 2013; a channel presenting high quality art and outstanding performances. Share of the market almost 1%.
  2. New media – on our web pages we offer video content (over 87 thousand hours of recordings) including the time-shift function and applications for smart-phones and HbbTV (hybrid) TV sets. There are 5 teletexts available. A new responsive homepage is operational, and the CT24 web portal is connected with the current news service. Communication is also enabled via social networks. In order to support particularly important projects, special web pages are created. There is an educational portal for children, on which the Advent and Easter calendars are particularly popular, as is collecting points awarded for various games and competitions.
    On the Czech television web pages under the bookmark iVysílání (similar to iPlayer) additional services are available after the broadcast (subject to availability at the first broadcast), namely: closed subtitles, on screen subtitles, sign language for deaf people, and audio descriptions.
  3. Uniquely in the Czech Republic, we provide programme space which considers the needs and interests of senior citizens, people with illnesses or disabilities, young families, and national or ethnic minorities.
    For deaf and blind people we broadcast yearly 82,0 % of programmes with closed subtitles or on screen subtitles, 3,9 % in sign language and 17,9 % with audio descriptions.
  4. The main objectives are:
    • Enhancing citizens’ awareness, maintaining and developing civic society and democracy
    • Supporting education and erudition
    • Stimulating creativity and quality in the sphere of culture
    • Presenting the Czech Republic, its regions and communities
    • Bringing the world closer to citizens of the Czech Republic
    • Making new television and telecommunication technologies and services available to the public.