Warner TV set to bring American docs, series, and films to the Czech Republic

HBO Europe is set to launch the Czech version of Warner TV in 2024 and will announce more details in the coming weeks.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 19.01.2024 09:44:00 (updated on 22.01.2024) Reading time: 1 minute

A new TV channel, Warner TV, is set to launch in the Czech Republic, writes Czech tech server Lupa.

Offering a variety of American-produced series, movies, and documentaries, this marks the first free-to-air television channel introduced by the company in the country.

The channel is licensed for satellite broadcasting, terrestrial broadcasting in DVB-T2, and special transmission systems, including applications or Internet streams.

"We are delighted to bring our first free-to-air channel to the Czech Republic. With the launch of Warner TV, we aim to enhance our already extensive local linear offering, providing viewers with exceptional films and productions from our Warner Bros. library," said Jamie Cooke, CEO for CEE, Baltics, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Turkey.

The launch represents a significant milestone for the local distribution market said Václav Paleček, Director of Distribution and Business Development at Warner Bros. Discovery in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Starting in 2024, Warner TV will join the local Czech linear portfolio, making the country the second market, after Italy, where Warner TV is accessible free-to-air. Additionally, the Czech Republic becomes the eleventh market in the EMEA region with Warner TV available through an extensive network of linear channels.

Warner Bros. Discovery currently operates 18 paid linear TV channels in the Czech Republic, including Discovery, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Eurosport 4K, HGTV, TLC, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, CNN, Food Network, Animal Planet, HBO & HBO 2 & HBO 3, Cinemax & Cinemax 2, along with the HBO Max streaming platform.

HBO Europe said in a press release that it will launch the Czech version of Warner TV "this year". Details will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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