Who are we?
The Czech News Center (CNC) is one of the largest media houses in Central Europe. Every day we are here for millions of people who want to be in the picture. In our newsrooms we prepare popular titles, such as Blesk, Sport, Reflex, E15, Svět motorů and 80+ other printed materials and websites. And that's not all...
We still like the smell of newspaper but we believe in the future of online media
Multimedia content is prepared by our editors in 8 specialized newsrooms. The number of web magazines, as well as mobile applications and other online projects that are created under the CNC banner, attacks a hundred. In a nutshell, we are experiencing digital transformation in the same way as our audience.
By 2023, we want to be the most technologically advanced and business-wise fastest growing media house in the Czech Republic.
We are currently writing a new chapter in the media world.
What will it be like?
In the 90s we published the first independent newspapers and magazines... After 2000, we were pleasantly refreshed by the Internet wave and we began to digitize... And today? Today, we are building on our content experience and push the boundaries of (not only) online media. Interactive content, social networks, augmented reality... That is where we see the future.
We are part of CMI
Czech News Center belongs to the Czech Media Invest (CMI) group, which focuses on media activities in the region of Central and Western Europe. Thanks to the cooperation within this group, we form a strong line-up of media brands from printed content, through online to radio.
CMI not only creates content, but also manages its distribution. A sufficient circulation of the most widely read daily newspapers and magazines is taken care of by the Czech Print Center network of printers, and in the field of online media, our investment in the technological unicorn, Gjirafa Tech, has paid off.
Daniel Křetínský was born in Brno in 1975. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University and became a Bachelor of Political Science at the same faculty. After his studies, he worked as an articled clerk in the Brno advocacy office of Gottweis & Partner. In 1999 he started working for the J&T investment group in Prague and in 2003 he became its partner. In 2009, he participated in the establishment of the Energy and Industrial Holding within the J&T Group. He is a chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding, the majority owner of EP Industries and the head of the football club AC Sparta Praha.
Patrik Tkáč was born in 1973 and graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics in Bratislava. During his studies, he completed an internship at VP Bank VADUZ in Liechtenstein and was subsequently granted a brokerage license from the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. After his studies, he worked at Procter & Gamble. In 1996 he became a member of the Board of Directors of J&T Finance Group, a. s. Two years later he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of J&T BANKA, a. s. Currently, he works as a partner of the J&T financial group and chairman of the board of directors of J&T BANKA.
Roman Korbačka was born in 1965 in Brezne and studied Technical Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of SVŠT. He also completed an MBA at the IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. After more than 20 years in managerial positions in multinational companies such as AT&T or Motorola, when he worked at home and abroad, he is currently engaged in the development of innovative technology companies, the so-called start-up technology companies.
Awards and partnerships
21. European Newspaper Award - Daily E15
Award in the category "Cover and Coverstory" for the release with the main theme on the front page "Two Billion for Science".
10th edition of the ICMA - Magazine E15
In the "Storytelling" category, the international jury presented us with the award fot the E15 manual "Do you want to open a pub."
Member of WAN IFRA
We are proud members of the World Association of Newspapers and News. We actively participate in development programs, conferences and discussions with world media experts and other publishers. Together, we are creating the future of media.
We help when we can
In a charitable way and through enlightenment. Project 'Heart of Blesk' supports those who haven't been so lucky, Project 'Doctor's office of Blesk' gives the best health advice to people, and Project 'Mom Of The Year' celebrates strong mothers.