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TV Nova
Launched February 4, 1994 (1994-02-04)
Owned by CME
Country Czech Republic
Sister channel(s) Nova Cinema, Nova Sport, MTV Czech
Façade of the former TV Nova building.

TV Nova is a Czech commercial television station. It began broadcasting in 1994 as the first privately held nation-wide 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. However, TV Prima gained better position on the market recently, lowering TV Nova's influence.[citation needed]

It gained minor notoriety for attracting massive audiences to its late-night nude weather reports ("Počasíčko"),[1] 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 where Czech Republic was forced to pay CME compensation of 353 million USD (approx. 10 billion CZK).[2]

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

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

Shows aired

This television program is current to June 2009.

Foreign series

Series name Origin Czech title Timeslot Current season
Cobra 11 Germany Kobra 11 not running 12
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation United States Canada Kriminálka Las Vegas Thursdays 21:15–22:05 7
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit United States Zákon a pořádek: Útvar pro zvlášní oběti Thursdays 22:05–22:55 7
CSI: Miami United States Kriminálka Miami V: Tuesdays 21:20–22:10
IV: weekdays 17:40–18:30
5, 4
Nip/Tuck United States Plastická chirurgie, s.r.o. Wednesdays 22:30–23:25 4
House MD United States Dr. House Mondays 21:35–22:30 4
Two and a Half Men United States Dva a půl chlapa Sundays 17:35–18:00 4
Stargate SG-1 United States Canada Hvězdná brána weekdays 15:10–16:05 10
Spongebob Squarepants United States Spongebob v Kalhotách weekends 07:00–08:00
The Mentalist United States Mentalista Mondays 21:40–22:30 1

Czech series

Title Genre Timeslot
Ulice ("Street") soap opera weekdays 18:30–19:30 (2×)
Kriminálka Anděl ("Criminal police: Angel") police procedural Mondays 20:00–21:00[3]
Soukromé pasti ("Private Traps") drama not running
Ordinace v růžové zahradě ("Doctor's office in rose garden") romantic Tuesdays, Thursdays 20:00–21:15
Pojišťovna štěstí ("Insurance company of happiness") drama, family Sundays 20:00–21:15
Comeback sitcom Wednesdays 20:00–20:40

Periodical shows

Title Format Timeslot
112 (based on "COPS") documentary, crime Tuesdays 22:05–22:30
TV, sport, and weather news TV news every day 19:30–20:00
Sunday–Friday 17:00–17:30
Snídaně s Novou ("Breakfast with Nova") Breakfast TV weekdays 5:59–8:30
Na vlastní oči ("On 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 Saturdays 08:50–10:05
Rady ptáka Loskutáka ("Hints of bird Loskuták") home improvement Sundays 18:00–18:55
Občanské judo ("Civilian judo") documentary Sundays 18:55–19:30
Babicovy dobroty ("Babica's good meals") cooking show Saturdays 18:00–18:35
Koření ("Spice") cooking show Saturdays 18:35–19:30
Mr. GS talk show Sundays 21:40–22:10


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