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Czech Republic : Digital Media Market Insights, Statistics and Analysis

Czech Republic : Digital Media Market Insights, Statistics and Analysis

The Czech Republic's media market is evolving under the weight of digital TV and convergence trends, with over half the population now receiving TV services digitally. The uptake of IPTV services is growing on the back of more affordable broadband access while the cable TV market has undergone consolidation to create a major player sizeable enough to compete effectively against the telecoms incumbent.

Analogue switch-off is continuing on a regional basis in the free-to-air broadcasting market as the uptake of digital terrestrial TV improves. Digital satellite TV services are widely available from a number of competing platforms. This report profiles the digital media market in the Czech Republic, offering an overview of key players and a variety of statistics related to IPTV, VoD and DTTV developments.

Key developments:

ASO on CT1 and CT2 completed; Ceske Radiokomunikace buys CDG to control three muxes; SkyLink bought by M7 Group; DVB-T2 reaches two-thirds population coverage; CRa merges with majority shareholder MCCH; UPC plans to create separate infrastructure and services divisions in 2014; regulator's 2013 annual report and market data updates; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2014; market developments into 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

UPC, DigiTV, CRa, CDG, O2 Czech Republic.


1. Synopsis
2. Overview of broadcasting market
2.1 Czech Television (CT)
2.2 TV Nova
2.3 Prima TV
3. Regulatory developments
4. Digital TV
4.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
4.2 Cable TV (CATV)
4.2.1 UPC Czech Republic
4.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
4.3.1 UPC Direct
4.3.2 DigiTV
4.3.3 SkyLink
4.3.4 Other developments
4.4 Digital terrestrial TV (DTTV)
4.4.1 Multiplex developments
4.4.2 Broadcasting licences awarded
5. Related reports
Table 1 CME revenue (Czech Republic, CZK) 2011 - 2012
Table 2 CME revenue (Czech Republic, US$) 2011 - 2014
Table 3 O2 CR IPTV subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 4 UPC revenue 2007 - 2010
Table 5 UPC Homes passed 2003 - 2014
Table 6 UPC Subscribers by service type 2003 - 2014
Table 7 SkyLink subscribers 2006 - 2011
Chart 1 UPC Subscribers by service type 2003 - 2014

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