New Czech cable channel launches

By Chris Dziadul
Published: August 25, 2010 11.49 Europe/London

A new cable channel named Metropol TV has made its debut in the Czech capital, Prague.
According to E15, the service is operated by a company named 11 TV Production, which secured a 12-year licence in June, and is obtaining content from the A-News agency. However, it has strong links to Prague City Hall and as a result must-carry status.

Metropol TV is already being distributed by UPC and will also have carriage on O2 TV, the IPTV service operated by the incumbent telco Telefónica O2, from the beginning of September.