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TV Nova (Czech Republic)

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TV Nova is a Czech commercial television station. It began broadcasting in February 1994[1] as the first privately held nationwide Czech TV station. Its first CEO was Vladimír Železný. It quickly achieved the largest market share and, as of January 2010, still remains number one.

TV Nova
TV Nova logo 2017.png
Launched4 February 1994; 25 years ago (1994-02-04)
Owned byCET 21 s. r. o. (CME)
Audience share22.20% (September 2012, )
CountryCzech Republic
Sister channel(s)Nova Cinema, Nova Sport 1, Nova Sport 2, TV Fanda, TV Smíchov, TV Telka
Façade of the former TV Nova building.
Building of TV Nova at Barrandov quarter of Prague

During the 1990s, NOVA created numbers of own comedy shows featuring most famous actors like Jiří Lábus, Oldřich Kaiser and many more. Also creating quiz show with famous actors' debuts.

It gained minor notoriety for attracting massive audiences to its late-night nude weather reports ("Počasíčko"),[2] in which an attractive woman (later a man as well) would appear, naked, to present the weather. A kind of reverse striptease would ensue, with the presenter putting on clothes appropriate to the weather.

Disputes between broadcasting license holder CET 21 and financial supplier CME resulted in an international arbitration known as CME/Lauder v. Czech Republic where Czech Republic was forced to pay CME compensation of 353 million USD (approx. 10 billion CZK).[3]

Vladimír Železný sold CET 21 to the financial group PPF of Petr Kellner and today, TV Nova is owned by CME. Current CEO is Christoph Mainusch.[4]

Nova HDEdit

Since October 2008, TV Nova is also broadcast in high definition quality via satellite, cable, and also a test airing via DVB-T is in progress. Currently the signal is broadcast in 1920×1080i with a bitrate of 18Mbit/s.


Foreign seriesEdit

Telenovelas broadcast in pastEdit


Children and young people seriesEdit


1)Also aired at nights for less watchers
2)As soon cancelled due criticism of the show by viewers

Non-Nova Czech seriesEdit

Czech seriesEdit

  • Ulice
  • Kriminálka Anděl Mondays 20:00–21:00[5]
  • Soukromé pasti ("Private Traps")
  • Ordinace v růžové zahradě ("Doctor's office in rose garden")
  • Pojišťovna štěstí ("Insurance company of luck")
  • Comeback
  • Nováci Every day from September 1995 to April 1996; sometimes reprised
  • Draculův švagr Horror series, which ran short time in 1996
  • Robinsonův ostrov Reality series, Czech version of Survivor


Periodical showsEdit

Title Format Timeslot
112 (based on "COPS") documentary, crime Tuesdays 22:05–22:30
Televizní noviny, Sportovní noviny, Počasí ("TV News, Sports News and Weather") TV news every day 19:30–20:00
Sunday–Friday 17:00–17:30
Snídaně s Novou ("Breakfast with Nova") Breakfast TV weekdays 5:59–9:00
Na vlastní oči ("With Your Own Eyes") documentary Wednesdays 22:15–22:55
Střepiny ("Fractions") documentary Sundays 21:15–21:45
Víkend ("Weekend") Infotainment Mondays 21:00–21:35
Eso ("Ace") music not running
Rady ptáka Loskutáka ("Hints of the Bird Gracula") home improvement Sundays 18:00–18:55
Občanské judo ("Citizen's Judo") documentary Sundays 18:55–19:30
Babicovy dobroty ("Babica's Goodies") cooking show Saturdays 18:00–18:35
Koření ("Spice") Infotainment Saturdays 18:35–19:30
Mr. GS talk show Sundays 21:40–22:10

Title Tipy ptáka Loskutáka (Tips of the bird Gracula) is the teleshopping part of Rady ptáka Loskutáka. Law regulation compel different names.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Angelika W. Wyka (2010). "Media Privatization and the Spread of Foreign Ownership in East Central Europe" (PDF). NOVA. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Czech TV row goes to court". BBC News. 9 March 2001. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Arbitration Awards". Central European Media Enterprises. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006.
  4. ^ "Central European Media Enterprises Announces Decision to Retain Slovenian Operations". AP NEWS. 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  5. ^ "Kriminálka Anděl ("CSI: Anděl")". TV Nova. March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.

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