Reports: Železný to head TV Barrandov

According to as yet unofficial reports, one of the original founders of commercial broadcaster TV Nova, Vladimír Železný, could return to run TV Barrandov. The station is to make an announcement on Thursday. If confirmed, Mr Železný, who ran TV Nova throughout the 1990s as the country’s most successful private broadcaster, would replace Jaromír Soukup. The head of internet news site Digizone, Jan Potůček, has cited sources close to the broadcaster who allegedly had confirmed the move. According to analysts, Mr Železný could gradually improve TV Barrandov’s ratings. Currently, the station focuses much of its programming – including films and series – on older viewers.

Author: Jan Velinger