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Jan Maxa | Czech TV - Director, Content Development and New Media
As Director of Content and New Media of Czech TV, a public broadcaster, Jan is responsible for TV and new media content development as well as overall new media activities of Czech TV.
In content development, he oversees a group of 15 creative producers and approximately 500 projects in development in genres such as drama, entertainment, factual and documentary, arts and children’s programs. His team is responsible both for in-house development and editorial support of running shows, as well as commissioning from independent producers. In addition, the development team also manages co-production of cinema projects and international co-productions and presales.
The content team creates all premiere, non-acquisition content for four channels, representing, for example, over 100 hours of drama per year. In recent years, Czech TV consistently keeps a market share around 30% with high viewer satisfaction. Czech TV regularly co-produces with ARTE and broadcasters in Austria, Germany and Slovakia.
In new media, Jan runs a team of product managers and specialist, responsible for the creation and upkeep of Czech TV’s web, smart TV and mobile products, including the corporate website, news and sports websites, the video player and archive, and specialist websites such as the kids’ web, the arts web or the educational portal.
Previously, Jan worked as Content Development Director at CME Group, in print media and in information technology consulting.