CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in six Central and Eastern European markets: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These operations include 43 television channels and numerous streaming content platforms reaching a total audience of 49 million people across our six markets.
CME’s television networks enjoy leading audience shares generated largely from popular local original content produced by our national broadcasters. We also produce exclusive content for our digital subscription services where we see increasing opportunities as viewers’ habits shift towards a more on-demand model of program delivery.
Our success across the region is attributable to our strategy of producing and broadcasting high quality local programming and independent news, building multichannel networks, and sharing knowledge and skills between our highly talented local management teams.
Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and Prague Stock Exchange were delisted and have now ceased to exist following the completion of the acquisition of the company by PPF Group in October 2020. For more information, please contact your broker.
PPF Group invests into multiple market segments including financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate, and mechanical engineering. PPF Group’s growth rests on the development of traditional and new industries, the building of modern infrastructure, and the digital economy. PPF Group’s reach spans from Europe to North America and across Asia, owning assets worth almost EUR 40.3 billion (as of June 30, 2021) and employing 80,000 people globally. For more information, see www.ppf.eu.
CME places an emphasis on diverse locally-produced programming and ensuring schedules are tailored to the audience of each station. Our strategy is to work closely with local partners who are empowered to use their knowledge and expertise to achieve the right balance of programming and create successful businesses.
Broadcasting and television today are undergoing a significant transformation associated with the deployment of modern and constantly developing technologies. These have caused a shift in viewer habits from traditional linear broadcasting to on-demand services, both on one-time and subscription bases. As a result, CME will continue to invest into digital platforms that provide on-demand, diverse, and innovative programming.
Our award-winning news teams adhere to the highest standards of journalistic integrity, above and beyond what is required by law. Our news working group meets on a regular basis to review compliance to CME’s Editorial Guidelines that stand on the values of impartiality, fairness, and independence. All our journalists sign a declaration of ethical behaviour committing them to practice our standards of fair journalism and pluralistic reporting.
CME, like its parent PPF Group, knows that its greatest asset is its people. We built diverse teams of talented individuals and foster their creative energies to create attractive content that offers new formats, platforms, and stories. We look to provide creators with conditions where they can realize their vision and win over viewers with great original programming while developing new management strategies and implementing innovations that keep us on the cutting-edge of technology and delivery methods.
We also know the importance of cultivating and managing people to perform their best and unlock their potential. It’s why we have internships in place to help young people acquire skills and jump-start their careers. We also encourage open-door policies so our people can openly discuss their concerns and help us maintain a safe and productive workplace.
At CME, we have passions that hold true throughout every brand in every country, such as a commitment to helping communities and a dedication to journalistic integrity. Bulgaria’s bTV focuses on green and sustainability issues, while the Czech Republic’s Nova Foundation and Slovakia’s Television Markíza Foundation provide aid and support to children, be it those with disabilities or long-term illnesses, by helping educational institutions, or by ameliorating the impacts of natural disasters on children. Romania’s Pro TV regularly launches drives and campaigns to help victims of natural disasters, and its Save Beautiful Romania helps preserve the country’s cultural heritage, while POP TV backs a number of charities supporting children in Slovenia.
Environment – Social – Governance
Like any business, CME is deeply aware of its environmental, social, and governance responsibilities. Through all aspects of its business, CME creates policies and criteria, cultures relationships, and drives internal practices to reduce the consumption of energy and resources. It also promotes diversity and inclusion and creates an environment that promotes sustainability over the long term.
CME supports internal initiatives and promotes a greener economy through the implementation of small steps that make a big difference, such as providing mass transportation for employees, drastically reducing travel, and ensuring that all of our facilities have the infrastructure in place to recycle their waste.
As a broadcasting company that reaches into the homes of 49 million people, we are heavily involved in community action across all our brands. This ranges across the regions from internships to charitable campaigns, the protection of the natural environment, local education programs, and human rights work. We work closely with many worldwide charities including UNICEF, the Red Cross, and Amnesty International, as well as supporting hundreds of causes at the local level.
CME Media Enterprises B.V. is the managing entity of a group within the meaning of section 79 of Czech Act No. 90/2012 Coll. on Business Corporations. TV Nova s.r.o. is one of the managed entities belonging to such group.