TV Pohoda set to launch

05.10 Europe/London, October 11, 2011 By Chris Dziadul

The long-awaited Czech digital channel TV Pohoda will finally make its debut at the turn of this year.
Quoted in the local press, its owner Radim Parizek says that the service will target young people rather than children, as had initially been planned.
This will be because Petr Dvorak, the new head of the public broadcaster CT, has said that he plans to launch a children’s channel and TV Pohoda has a much lower budget than CT.
TV Pohoda was one of six services to receive digital TV licences back in 2006, only to have them subsequently withdrawn following protests led by TV Nova.
It was finally awarded what is termed a ‘compensatory licence’ by the Czech Radio and TV Council this September.