Best-selling Czech tabloid to introduce paywall for online content

The publisher Czech News Center which puts out the best-selling Czech tabloids Blesk, Aha!, and other publications, is planning to put their online content behind a paywall, the company’s CEO, Libuše Šmuclerová, told a conference in Prague. Last month, the publisher of the daily Hospodářské noviny introduced a paywall on its website, allowing visitors to only read five stories a month for free. However, Czech News Center will only be charging readers for selected parts of its content, Ms Šmuclerová said. Other Czech newspaper publishers including Mafra and Vltava-Labe Press are not planning a similar move for the time being, their managers told the conference.

Author: Jan Richter