A brief visit to the Slovak capital has left me in no doubt as to the biggest issue now facing the country’s TV industry.
Carriage fees. Or more specifically, the decision by Markiza and Joj, the two leading commercial broadcasters, to start charging operators for the distribution of their channels. Needless to say, this has proved to be unpopular and been accompanied by Markiza no longer offering its channels as FTA services. Indeed, for terrestrial viewers they can now only be watched in the pay package of the DTT platform Plustelka.