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TV Nova (Czech Republic)

TV Nova
Launched February 4, 1994 (1994-02-04)
Owned by CME
Country Czech Republic
Sister channel(s) Nova Cinema, Nova Sport 1, Nova Sport 2, TV Fanda, TV Smíchov, TV Telka
Façade of the former TV Nova building.
Building of TV Nova at Barrandov quarter of Prague

TV Nova is a Czech commercial television station. It began broadcasting in February 1994[1] as the first privately held nationwide Czech TV station. Its first CEO was Vladimír Železný. It quickly achieved the largest market share and, as of January 2010, still remains number one.

During the 1990s, NOVA created numbers of own comedy shows featuring most famous actors like Jiří Lábus, Oldřich Kaiser and many more. Also creating quiz show with famous actors' debuts.

It gained minor notoriety for attracting massive audiences to its late-night nude weather reports ("Počasíčko"),[2] in which an attractive woman (later a man as well) would appear, naked, to present the weather. A kind of reverse striptease would ensue, with the presenter putting on clothes appropriate to the weather.

Disputes between broadcasting license holder CET 21 and financial supplier CME resulted in an international arbitration known as CME/Lauder v. Czech Republic where Czech Republic was forced to pay CME compensation of 353 million USD (approx. 10 billion CZK).[3]

Vladimír Železný sold CET 21 to the financial group PPF of Petr Kellner and today, TV Nova is owned by CME. Current CEO is Petr Dvořák from PPF group.


  • Nova HD 1
  • Programming 2
    • Foreign series 2.1
      • Telenovelas broadcast in past 2.1.1
      • Past 2.1.2
    • Children and young people series 2.2
      • Past 2.2.1
    • Non-Nova Czech series 2.3
      • Past 2.3.1
    • Czech series 2.4
      • Past 2.4.1
    • Periodical shows 2.5
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Nova HD

Since October 2008, TV Nova is also broadcast in high definition quality via satellite, cable, and also a test airing via DVB-T is in progress. Currently the signal is broadcast in 1920×1080i with a bitrate of 18Mbit/s.


Foreign series

Telenovelas broadcast in past


Children and young people series


1)Also aired at nights for less watchers
2)As soon cancelled due criticism of the show by viewers

Non-Nova Czech series


Czech series

  • Ulice
  • Kriminálka Anděl Mondays 20:00–21:00[4]
  • Soukromé pasti ("Private Traps")
  • Ordinace v růžové zahradě ("Doctor's office in rose garden")
  • Pojišťovna štěstí ("Insurance company of luck")
  • Comeback
  • Nováci Every day from September 1995 to April 1996; sometimes reprised
  • Draculův švagr Horror series, which ran short time in 1996


Periodical shows

Title Format Timeslot
112 (based on "COPS") documentary, crime Tuesdays 22:05–22:30
Televizní noviny, Sportovní noviny, Počasí ("TV News, Sports News and Weather") TV news every day 19:30–20:00
Sunday–Friday 17:00–17:30
Snídaně s Novou ("Breakfast with Nova") Breakfast TV weekdays 5:59–9:00
Na vlastní oči ("In Your Own Eyes") documentary Wednesdays 22:15–22:55
Střepiny ("Fractions") documentary Sundays 21:15–21:45
Víkend ("Weekend") Infotainment Mondays 21:00–21:35
Eso ("Ace") music not running
Rady ptáka Loskutáka ("Hints of the Bird Gracula") home improvement Sundays 18:00–18:55
Občanské judo ("Citizen's Judo") documentary Sundays 18:55–19:30
Babicovy dobroty ("Babica's Goodies") cooking show Saturdays 18:00–18:35
Koření ("Spice") Infotainment Saturdays 18:35–19:30
Mr. GS talk show Sundays 21:40–22:10

Title Tipy ptáka Loskutáka (Tips of the bird Gracula) is the teleshopping part of Rady ptáka Loskutáka. Law regulation compel different names.

See also


  1. ^ Angelika W. Wyka (2010). "Media Privatization and the Spread of Foreign Ownership in East Central Europe" (PDF). NOVA. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Czech TV row goes to court".  
  3. ^ "Arbitration Awards".  
  4. ^ "Kriminálka Anděl ("CSI: Anděl")". TV Nova. March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 

External links

  • (Czech) Official Site
  • (Czech)
  • (Czech) TV Nova's television program
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