TV Nova (Czech Republic)

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.

TV Nova
Launched4 February 1994 (1994-02-04)
Owned byCET 21 s. r. o. (CME)
Audience share22.20% (September 2012, )
CountryCzech Republic
Sister channel(s)Nova Cinema, Nova Sport 1, Nova Sport 2, TV Fanda, TV Smíchov, TV Telka

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 Christoph Mainusch.[4]

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

  • Chlapci a chlapi (2003, 2011)
  • Dnes v jednom domě (2013-2016)
  • My všichni školou povinní (2003)
  • Rozpaky kuchaře Svatopluka (2013-2016)
  • Třetí patro (2013-2016)
  • Tři muži na chalupě (2009)

Czech series

  • Ulice
  • Kriminálka Anděl Mondays 20:00–21:00[5]
  • 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
  • Robinsonův ostrov Reality series, Czech version of Survivor


Periodical shows

Title Format Timeslot
112 (based on "COPS")documentary, crimeTuesdays 22:05–22:30
Televizní noviny, Sportovní noviny, Počasí ("TV News, Sports News and Weather")TV newsevery day 19:30–20:00
Sunday–Friday 17:00–17:30
Snídaně s Novou ("Breakfast with Nova")Breakfast TVweekdays 5:59–9:00
Na vlastní oči ("With Your Own Eyes")documentaryWednesdays 22:15–22:55
Střepiny ("Fractions")documentarySundays 21:15–21:45
Víkend ("Weekend")InfotainmentMondays 21:00–21:35
Eso ("Ace")musicnot running
Rady ptáka Loskutáka ("Hints of the Bird Gracula")home improvementSundays 18:00–18:55
Občanské judo ("Citizen's Judo")documentarySundays 18:55–19:30
Babicovy dobroty ("Babica's Goodies")cooking showSaturdays 18:00–18:35
Koření ("Spice")InfotainmentSaturdays 18:35–19:30
Mr. GStalk showSundays 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

  • List of original shows by TV Nova


  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". BBC News. 9 March 2001. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
  3. "Arbitration Awards". Central European Media Enterprises. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006.
  4. "Central European Media Enterprises Announces Decision to Retain Slovenian Operations". AP NEWS. 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  5. "Kriminálka Anděl ("CSI: Anděl")". TV Nova. March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
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