The Czech national commercial broadcaster TV Barrandov will launch two new channels in April 2015.
Known as Kino Barrandov and Barrandov Plus, they will offer viewers movies and children’s programming/documentaries respectively, with content for both being supplied by SPI International on an exclusive basis.
The new channels, along with the broadcaster’s main channel TV Barrandov, will be operated by Barrandov Televizni Studio.
Kino Barrandov and Barrandov Plus will be distributed terrestrially by the Czech Republic’s third DTT multiplex, operated by the national transmission company Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRa).
TV Barrandov is part of the publishing group Empresa Media, whose other interests include the production company Real TV and a number of print titles.
Meanwhile, SPI International operates 34 TV channels in over 40 countries and its pay-TV library is used by 25 million subscribers each month.