Video Interview with FTV Prima’s Jan Rudovský

Jan Rudovský, the head of acquisitions at FTV Prima, talks to World Screen about the types of shows that perform well for the channels, his strategy for select format licensing and what’s on his current wish list.

The second largest commercial broadcaster in the Czech Republic, FTV Prima boasts a schedule that is a mix of local originals and hit international series. While the main Prima channel had largely been relying on U.S. fare in prime time just a few years ago, original productions are now what dominates from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Alongside the flagship general-audience Prima, there is Prima COOL, an edgy, male-skewed channel that features such shows as The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, Top Gear and The Walking Dead. Prima ZOOM is a free-to-air factual channel, while Prima MAX is dedicated to movies. Prima LOVE is a slightly more female-skewing channel, featuring a mix of romance, soft crime and reality fare.