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A new president for the ATO


The General Meeting of the Association of TV Organizations decided on 13 April 2011 to appoint the CEO  of CET 21, Jan Andruško, to the office of President.

"I am glad that it has been possible to retain an annual mandate for TV Nova within this function. As President of the ATO I wish to continue my predecessor's work and promote the common interests of the Association's members," said Jan Andruško, CEO of TV Nova and President of the ATO.

The position of President of the Association of TV Organizations (ATO) is an honorary office. The President represents the Association externally and promotes the common interests of the Association's corporate members (broadcasting organisations and representatives of communications agencies). He plays an important role in creating the ATO's strategy and policy. The President is appointed from a number of CEOs for a term of one year. In the past this office has been served by Jiří Janeček of Czech Television and most recently by Petr Dvořák of CET 21, who did not complete his term of office. Jan Andruško will assume the position of President with immediate effect.



Photo: Jan Andruško


Additional information:

Jan Andruško is one of the founding members of the law office Kotrlík Bourgeault Andruško (KBA). During the course of his legal and advocacy practise he focussed on mergers and acquisitions, media law and telecommunications, competition law issues, international arbitration and trade disputes. Since 2005 Jan Andruško has participated in all KBA's significant projects for the TV Nova group, including TV Nova's restructuring and digitisation, as well as preparation for and implementation of the TV Nova business policy. He assumed the position of CEO of TV Nova at the beginning of this year.

The Association of TV Organizations – ATO ( ) is an interest grouping that, since 1997, has been realising and coordinating common electronic television audience measurement surveys in the Czech Republic using a 'people meter' method known as the electronic measurement project –PEM. The Association also protects the common interests of its members with respect to television broadcasting. The Association's current corporate members are the TV broadcasting operators Czech Television, CET 21 spol. s r.o., FTV Prima spol. s r.o. and the Czech Association of Communications Agencies, which associates leading agencies active in the field of TV advertising. Barrandov Televizní Studio, a.s. and At Media CZ became associated members of ATO on 26.5.2009 and 15.12.2009 respectively.