EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Česká televize (Czech Television)

Česká televize (Czech Television)

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Location of affected unit(s): Prague and other locations


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
60.20 - Television programming and broadcasting activities
Number Employed: 3000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-06-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 250
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 31-12-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2024
Direct Dismissals: 250

Additional Information

Czech Television, a public television broadcaster in the Czech Republic, has announced that it will cut 250 jobs within two years due to savings of CZK 910 million (€ 36.7 million). The management of Czech Television plans to cut 50 jobs by the end of 2022 and another 200 job positions in the next two years. The reason is a decrease in the fair value of the concession fee. Czech Television plans to close some broadcasting channels, to limit investment in the production of its own programs and the purchase of broadcasting rights. 
CEO of the Czech Television, Petr Dvořák, has not yet specified job positions affected by the collective dismissal. He entered into negotiations with trade unions and assumes that the redundancies will be evenly distributed both in Prague and the regions.
Czech Television currently employs around 3,000 people.