Óčko

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Óčko TV
Type Cable television network
Branding Óčko
Country Czech Republic
Availability Cable, satellite
Slogan "Czech music – hear it, see it" ("Hudbu česky vidět, slyšet")
Headquarters Vrchlickeho 29, 150 00, Prague 5
Owner Stanice O
Key people
Jiří Balvín
Launch date
2002 (2002)
Official website
www.ocko.tv

Óčko (stylised as Òĉko) is the first Czech music television channel, which started broadcasting in 2002.

Majority of the audience are teenagers and people from the 12–35 age group.[citation needed] The program consists of music videos of music from all different genres including the latest hits.

In addition to regular charts there are special shows, which concentrate only on certain music styles. The program also includes live concerts of Czech as well as foreign singers and bands. There is a big emphasis on interactivity. Up to 8 hours a day, the program is influenced by the viewers, who can either use email or SMS to vote for songs.

Óčko was also one of the first Czech television channels, which started fully broadcasting online. Internet users can therefore watch this channel for free and can choose the video quality to suit their connection speed. The best quality offers streaming video in 1.3 MB/s.

Óčko Music Awards[edit]

Also very popular are the Óčko Music Awards. In this annual events, viewers send SMS messages to vote in different categories, which are divided into Czech and World. The categories include Best male/female singer, Best band, Best HipHop, Best Rock, Best music video, Best Hard&Heavy, Best R&B, Best Pop and also the Best newcomer. The ceremony is gradually gaining prestige.

Shows[edit]

Some regular shows:

  • Madhouse – metal music, talks with bands
  • Inbox – interviews and talks
  • Akcelerace ("acceleration") – music videos "for good mood"
  • News – new music videos
  • Trendy Face – professional stylists change random people from the street
  • Cz & Sk – Czech and Slovak music videos
  • Jízda ("drive") – music videos
  • No Future – all about punk
  • 5th element – all about Hip hop
  • Dojezd ("range") – nonstop music videos chosen by viewers
  • Frisbee – all about Electro and Dance music
  • Hitzone 80's – oldies
  • Babylon – Latin music, reggae, blues
  • BreakOut – less known bands and singers
  • Cream – news from the music world (concerts, exhibitions, new albums, etc.)
  • VIP Mix – a celebrity chooses music videos
  • Official Czech Chart – Czech Top 40
  • FlashIn – all about lifestyle (current world trends)
  • Happy Tree Friends – animated series
  • Hip Hop Don't Stop – Hip hop music
  • Host Óčka ("Óčko's guest") – talk
  • Rock therapy – rock music
  • Pelíšky slavných ("Beds of the famous") – a show similar to MTV's Cribs
  • T-Music Chart – Viewer's Top 20

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