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Media plurality overview in the Czech Republic

The aim of this post is to provide basic information regarding the media owners in the Czech Republic. The main sources to find out what publishers, radio and television broadcasters, internet publishers operate on the Czech market are the database which is compulsory for the publishers run by Ministry of Culture, the database run by the Council for Radio and Television broadcasting and the database of the members of the Union of the publishers. All sources are only available in the Czech language. I am providing the main representatives:

  1. Print media

AFFINITY MEDIA – hobby magazines

ASTROSAT – women magazine GLANC

BAUER MEDIA – youth magazine BRAVO, women and tabloid magazines RYTMUS ŽIVOTA, PESTRÝ SVĚT, CLAUDIA, ČAS NA LÁSKU, ČAS PRO HVĚZDY, CHVILKA PRO TEBE, NAPSÁNO ŽIVOTEM, TINA

BORGIS – newspaper PRÁVO, web portal NOVINKY.CZ

BURDA MEDIA 2000 – magazines APETIT, ELLE, ELLE DECORATION, MARIANNE

BURDA PRAHA – women magazines KATKA, MARIE CLAIRE, MOJE ZAHRÁDKA, hobby magazines,  POSLIRECEPT

BUSINESS MEDIA CZ – hobby magazines

CNC – CZECH NEWS CENTER (former RINGIER AXEL SPRINGER CZ) – newspaper BLESK, AHA, magazines ABC, REFLEX

CZECH PRESS GROUP – travel magazines MAGAZÍN KOKTEJL

ECONOMIA – business newspaper HOSPODÁŘSKÉ NOVINY, magazine EKONOM

EGMONT ČR – hobby magazines

EMPRESA MEDIA – magazines INSTINKT, MARKETING SALES MEDIA, SEDMIČKA, TÝDEN

EXTRA PUBLISHING – hobby magazines

MAFRA  – newspapers DNES, LIDOVÉ NOVINY, free METRO,

MLADÁ FRONTA – free E15, hobby magazines

RESPEKT PUBLISHING – magazine RESPEKT

RF HOBBY – history magazines and hobby magazines 21. STOLETÍ, HISTORY, tabloid magazines MOJE ŠŤASTNÁ HVĚZDA,

SANOMA MEDIA – hobby and women magazines

TARSAGO ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA – READER´S DIGEST

VLTAVA-LABE-PRESS – regional newspapers DENÍK

  1. Television

Barrandov Televizní Studio a.s. – Televize Barrandov

Česká televize – Czech state Tv – ČT1, ČT2, ČT24

CET 21 spol.s r.o. – Nova, Nova Cinema, Fanda, Telka, Smíchov

FTV Prima, spol. s r.o. – Prima, Prima Cool, Prima, Love, Prima Zoom

POLAR televize Ostrava, s.r.o. – Polar

Stanice O, a.s.      – Óčko Gold, Óčko Expres

ŠLÁGR TV, spol. s r.o. – Šlágr

However, there are other Operators of television broadcasting disseminating by means of cable systems, satellites and combined.

  1. Radio

EVROPA 2, spol. s r.o. – Evropa 2

BBC RADIOCOM (Praha) s.r.o. – BBC

FREKVENCE 1 – Radio Frekvence 1

JUKE BOX spol. s r.o. – Radio Čas

Londa spol. s r.o. – Rádio Impuls

Media Bohemia a.s. – Hitrádio

První rozhlasová s.r.o. – Oldies rádio

RADIO BONTON a.s. – Radio Bonton

RADIO UNITED BROADCASTING s.r.o. – Radio Beat

ČESKÝ ROZHLAS – state run radio station – Český rozhlas Radiožurnál, Vltava, Praha and regional

Mediaguru.cz has released the overview of the media ownership in the Czech Republic – the interactive summary is available on http://www.mediaguru.cz/infografiky/vlastnici-ceskych-medii/#.U-uxxuN_uBI.

 

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