Paramount Channel will soon launch in Slovakia and possibly also the Czech Republic.

Quoted in Zive, Jozsef Lakinger, head of marketing and communications at Viacom Central Eastern Europe, said that Slovakia is one of the companyís target countries in the region and it plans to launch Paramount Channel there in its second phase (of expansion), which begins in 2015.

Paramount Channel launched in Hungary and Romania in February this year and was recently added to UPC Directís channel line-up in the former.

Paramount Channel may also launch in the Czech Republic as well as Slovakia and is looking at localising its service, possibly into Czech.

Meanwhile, Fox is also understood to be interested in launching in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic.