Markiza prepares for second channel

Slovakia’s leading commercial broadcaster TV Markiza has moved a step closer to launching second channel.

According to Medialne, its application for a licence will be considered by the authorities on December 2, and should it be successful the channel could make its debut as soon as Q1 2009.

Several names, including Diva, Doma and Angelika, have been suggested by CME-backed Markiza for the channel, which will target a mostly female audience.