EBU Board Member Petr Dvořák has been re-elected as Director General of Czech Television for the next six years.
A total of 12 candidates presented their candidacy for the position of Director General of Czech Television. Five of them went to the second round. The Council of Czech Television elected Dvořák on 26 April in the second round of the election and his second mandate officially starts on 1 October 2017.
"The concept of Czech Television's development, which I offered to the Council of Czech Television, is based on two basic principles. The first one is continuity. Continuity in terms of the values promoted by Czech Television, in terms of financial and operational stability and openness to the outside world and the continuity of leadership", says Petr Dvořák.
"The second important principle is innovation. The principle necessary for Czech Television to be a modern medium relevant to contemporary society and, not only innovation in the field of technology, but also in the sense of a change of thinking, production processes or creativity and inventive production.
"I have a clear idea of where Czech Television should go and how it should evolve in all the main areas of activity and economy in order not to lose its independence and social importance. I am glad and I appreciate that the Council of Czech Television considers this concept the right and viable path", adds Dvořák.