Barrandov film studio announced plans to launch digital TV Barrandov this summer. The €4 million (CZK 100 million) construction of the TV studios should be completed in June, and employees will move in to the TV studios in July.
Barrandov (www.barrandov.com) received the digital TV license in February. It recently launched the website Ukazse.tv, which features amateur and student videos which compete for a weekly prize of €200. Broadcast of student and amateur works was one of the conditions of the Barrandov license. A Barrandov spokesman said the website had received 70,000 visits in the first two weeks, according to a report on local media news site Lupa.cz.
TV Barrandov expects to launch via internet in late June and on television one month later. The first phase will be Kino Barrandov (www.kinobarrandov.tv).