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Preliminary communication


Peter Kravcak ; Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Ruzomberok, Slovakia

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In the early of nineties the dual broadcasting system in the young country in the middle of Europe enabled to develop television broadcasting to the scale of what viewers previously even had not
dreamed of. Commercial television broadcasting prevailed in five and a half million country. Private broadcasting gained control of the more than forty-year-old state-owned service of TV broadcasting and sent it to the role of a statistical margin. Confidence of the first one - and later followed by other private televisions - has grown
faster than the numbers of audience. Directors with the influence of legislators, unbeatable managers determined the transmission time programs from a week to week. This is termed as finding the optimal time based on audience preferences. The result is today's big television chaos for the viewers, who, as a consequence of unpredictable changes in the broadcasting of televisions cease to
be interested. For many years the most viewed channel has dropped to the level of underrated rivals and the panic, which it suddenly started, make them produce more fatal changes. All in the name of the audience and excellent numbers of boxes called people meters. The same problem also faces other post-communist country, the
second part of the former Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic. The paper focuses on analysis and evaluation of Slovak television sphere (partly in comparison with the Czech), which seems, after twenty years of dual broadcasting, to gather a real media competition. But not everybody likes it.


tv market, viewers, media

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