Central European Media Enterprises,
Ronald Lauder, Mark Palmer, Vladimir Zelezny, NOVA TV,
the Czech Council for Radio and TV broadcasting and the Czech Republic:
NOVA TV's CHIEF EXECUTIVE ZELEZNY SPEAKS TO INTERNET USERS (19th August, 1997) CZECH READERS ARE BEMUSED BY ZELEZNY'S OFFICIAL CV (19th August, 1997) A NOVA TV REPORT CAUSES A STAMPEDE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC (17th August, 1997) CME ON AN ADVERTISING OFFENSIVE (6th August, 1997) CME loses Hungarian bids (30th June, 1997) CZECH PRESIDENT HAVEL: POLITICIANS AND THE MEDIA SHOULD BEHAVE BETTER (Slovo, Monday 30th June, 1997) CZECH PUBLIC SERVICE TV FEELS "HARMED" BY NOVA (Slovo newspaper, 27th June, 1997) NOVA TV RATINGS ARE LOWER? (23rd and 24th June, 1997) CZECH PARLIAMENT WILL EXAMINE TV NOVA'S BROADCASTING LICENCE (26th June, 1997) Nova TV's Chief Executive criticises Czech President Havel over approving a new Broadcasting Act, which has raised the public service TV's licence fee (Slovo, 23rd June, 1997) CME's interest in Serbian Television (10th June, 1997) David Stewart, Chairman of Perekhid Enterprises: "Our contract has been broken" - an interview, 10th June, 1997 Perekhid files a lawsuit against CME (Bloomberg, Central European Business Weekly, 6th June, 1997) CME shares go down (6th June, 1997) Czech Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting Winds up investigation of TV Nova (6th June, 1997) "Vladimir Zelezny will not broadcast impartial information" (Eva Dubova, Czech TV, Slovo newspaper, 2nd June, 1997) CME and Lauder sued by a Ukrainian competitor (20th May, 1997) CME "is buying Prima TV after all" (Slovo, 15th May, 1997) CME shares have gone down from $37 on 20th January approx. to $28 on 22nd May, 1997 Dr. Milan Smid has published a detailed analysis of CME 1996 annual report Zelezny is again in conflict with the official CME stock market report CME "is not interested in buying second Czech commercial TV station (Slovo, 9th May, 1997) Wall Street Journal confirms its statement; Has CME released Zelezny from his obligations under Czech media pressure? (Jan Culik, 7th May, 1997) "Hit Czech TV Has Many Intellectuals in a Snit" (Wall Street Journal on Nova TV and CME, 30th April, 1997) Panu Josefu Schrabalovi: Vysvetleni problemu TV Nova - reakce na clanek v dubnovych Newyorskych listech (Jan Culik, 28. dubna 1997) CME in moves to acquire the second Czech commercial TV station, PRIMA TV (23rd April, 1997) An open letter to Mr. David Stogel of CME (2nd April, 1997) CME enters Hungarian TV bid amids Czech controversy. By Brian Kenety. Central European Business Weekly, March 14th - 20th, 1997. A very good summary of the whole case An interview with Brian Kenety, formerly of the Prague Post (13th February, 1997) Nova TV: New Democracy or old-fashioned greed? The Prague Post, 12th - 18th February, 1997. By Brian Kenety "The only thing you can do about this man is to switch him off". Jaroslav Veis, Literarni noviny (The Literary Gazette) Prague, No. 6, 12th February 1997 Further interesting information on NOVA TV, CME and CET 21 by Richard Horvitz,OMRI, Prague (4th February, 1997) Dr. Milan Smid's comments on Richard Horvitz's article LATEST BACKGROUND ON NOVA TV: "Vladimir Zelezny's Time is Up" an article by Josef Chuchma, published in the Prague daily Mlada Fronta Dnes, 4th February 1997 (English translation) An English translation of material, published recently in the Czech media (3rd Feb. 1997) Ask the Director 1: Vladimir Zelezny, Chief Executive of NOVA TV, speaks to the Czech nation. An English translation of a programme, broadcast on 25th January, 1997. A unique experience in the context of world television broadcasting Ask the Director 2: Vladimir Zelezny, Chief Executive of NOVA TV, speaks to the Czech nation. An English translation of a programme, broadcast on 1st February, 1997.
Media in the Czech Republic: NOVA TV, Central European Media Enterprises, Czech public service TV, Czech daily newspapers. (Text of a lecture by Jan Culik, given at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, on 25th January 1997. An updated and corrected version, incorporating comments from the Czech Republic). See also below, under Media Studies, extensive material in Czech regarding this topic, mostly first published in Neviditelny pes.
Media Studies: Latest: Problems with Czech TV stations / Problemy s ceskymi televizemi: Material in Czech/ Dokumenty v cestine