Czech TV Nova fine cancelled

The Czech Supreme Administrative Court has confirmed the annulment of a €100,000 fine on the country’s leading broadcaster, TV Nova.

It was originally imposed by the country’s Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting (RRTV) on the station’s licence holder CET 21 for what it perceived to be biased and unbalanced reporting on new personal bankruptcy legislation.

The decision has been welcomed by the CME-backed station, which has also recently been hit by several other fines from the RRTV.

One, for €1 million, was for carrying an international news report that was also shown by CNN and Sky News without any problems.