Czech TV and Radio license fees to increase after many years

Czech Television and Czech Radio are set to get more funding from next year, under a proposal put forward on Wednesday by the Ministry of Culture. The license fee for both public service broadcasters is set to rise, meaning Czech Television will have CZK 865 million more in its annual budget, while Czech Radio will receive an additional CZK 331 million.

The last time the license fee for Czech Television increased was in 2008. In the case of Czech Radio there has been no change since 2005.

Under the new bill all owners of a mobile phone, tablet or computer will now have to pay the fee.

Author: Ian Willoughby