Czech Television's director of digital services to step down in June

Jan Maxa
Jan Maxa, Czech Television's director of digital services. Photo: Czech TV, converted to landscape format using AI

Jan Maxa, the Director of Digital Services at Czech Television (CT), will be leaving his position by mutual agreement on June 30, 2024, as confirmed by CT spokesperson Vendula Krejčová. This change comes just seven months after Jan Souček took over as the broadcaster's Director General.

Souček now plans to hold discussions with potential successors to Maxa, while also considering the possibility of simplifying the management structure. This marks another significant change in Souček's management team since he assumed the role of Director General.

In March, Czech Television decided to abolish the positions of program managers for its ČT1 and ČT2 channels, which had only been created in October of the previous year. Jiří Kokmotos, the manager of ČT1, left the broadcaster entirely, while ČT2 manager Jan Štern moved to a lower position as a documentaries and new formats dramaturg.

Jan Maxa joined Czech Television in 2012 and has held his current position as Director of Digital Services since November 2023. From 2012 to 2023, he was responsible for the development of programs and formats, and since 2021, he has also overseen the area of new media, including the iVysílání streaming platform.

Prior to joining the public broadcaster, Maxa worked for the media group CME from 2007 to 2011. He started as a program project manager at TV Nova, then became the production director at TV Markíza, and finally served as the development director for MediaPro Entertainment, which combined development and production across all of CME's operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

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