Czech television to team up with CNN to run news channel


A private Czech television is joining forces with CNN to create a news channel.

The Czech Prima Group and CNN International Commercial say the channel, CNN Prima News, will start continuous broadcasting in 12 months.

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CNN Prima News will be the ninth channel the Prima Group operates. Its broadcast will include local news covered by Prima reporters together with international news from CNN.

Other CNN-branded channels have already been established in other countries, including Indonesia, Philippines, Turkey, Switzerland and Greece.

The Prima Group is the second-largest Czech private TV network.