Eurovision Song Contest not popular enough for Czech TV

Czech Television has announced that the Czech Republic will be withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest. According to program director Kateřina Fričová, who made the announcement for the website iHNed.cz, the withdrawal is based on a lack of interest among viewers. This comes despite the Eurovision Song Contest being one of the most popular televised events in the world, with an estimated 100 to 600 million viewers around the world. The Czech Republic has participated in the television contest for the past three years, putting forward the performers Kabat, Tereza Kerndlová, and Gipsy.cz.