Czech regional network mooted
April 30, 2012 07.42 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

The Czech Republic may soon have a new regional television network.

According to E15, negotiations are currently taking place between four stations – TV Metropol, Polar, Genus Plus and the soon-to-be launched VTV1, all of which belong to the Association of Regional Television – about the possibility of launching such a network.

However, it has still to be decided whether a regional network would have its own brand or be identified by those used by the four stations.

Should it launch, the network would be distributed by the third multiplex, which is operated by the national transmission company Ceske Radiokomunikace.

TV Metropol is currently available in Prague and Central Bohemia, while Polar serves Ostrava and Genus Plus Liberec.

Once launched, VTV1 will operate in eastern Bohemia.