Barrandov TV to launch in 2009

Czech digital channel to target urbanites

MOSCOW -- Barrandov TV, a new Czech digital channel, will start broadcasting on Jan. 11, the channel's owner, Barrandov Television Studio, said Monday. The channel will primarily target city residents from age 30, providing glossed broadcasting, unusual entertainment programs, European films and documentaries.

According to head of programming Premysl Svora, the channel also will have a production division, and plans to make a sitcom are under way. Barrandov TV will be available via satellite, set-top box and cable.