bne IntelliNews – Czech and Slovak billionaires Kretinsky and Tkac acquire online TV Mall.tv
Czech Internet group Mall Group, owned by Rockaway Capital of Jakub Havrlant, EC Investment of Czech and Slovak billionaires Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, and late Czech billionaire Petr Kellner’s PPF group, have fully sold their online TV channel Mall.tv to Kretinsky´s and Tkac’s media group, Czech Media Invest, according to SeznamZpravy.
Mall.tv is now part of the new company Czech Video Center, a subsidiary of the Czech News Center publishing house of Kretinsky and Tkac. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The changes in ownership were also accelerated by the success of the #martyisdead thriller, which won a prestigious international Emmy Award last year. “France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the Asian market have shown interest in the internationally award-winning eight-part thriller #martyisdead,” said Eva Albrechtova, porte – spoken by Mall.tv.
The Mall Group has been negotiating hard on its future for some time now, the most likely scenarios are either a direct sale of the group (Polish Allegro among the hot candidates) or an IPO.
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