By Chris Dziadul
Czechoslovakia officially ceased to exist at the beginning of 1993, in its place appearing independent Czech and Slovak nations. Although the two have since gone their separate ways, they still maintain close ties and retain much in common.
Nowhere is this truer than in the media sector and in particular broadcasting. Both, for instance, have terrestrial TV sectors in which stations owned by the US investment company CME – TV Nova in the Czech Republic, TV Markiza in Slovakia – are the market leaders. Liberty Global’s UPC is meanwhile the leading operator in their respective cable industries, and both countries are served by the DTH services UPC Direct and DigiTV, with the third platforms in each – CS Link in the Czech Republic, SkyLink in Slovakia – being sister operations.
By reading this report, the third in the Broadband TV News Briefing Series, you will gain a complete insight into these two closely associated markets. You will read a complete overview of DTH satellite, cable, IPTV and digital terrestrial television and the associated technologies of video on demand and high definition television.
Author Chris Dziadul is an acknowledged expert on the Central and East European broadcast sector.
Published September 2007
Contents and Tables
Chris Dziadul Biography
1 AIB Global Source Book (5 user PDF)
2 Digital TV Eastern Europe (1-5 users)
3 Digital TV Sub-Saharan Afric (1-5 users)
4 Connected TV Forecasts (1-5 users)
5 TV Formats in Europe (1-5 users)