Nova TV (Croatia)
(Experimental May 28, 2000)November 3, 2000
|Owned by||CME Group|
Bosnia and Herzegovina (soon)
Nova TV is a Croatian commercial television network launched in November 2000. It was the first commercial television network with national concession in this country and since 2004 it is fully owned by the Central European Media Enterprises.
As the first Croatian commercial television network, Nova TV made the Croatian TV viewers familiar with reality shows when first showing the American shows such as Survivor and Temptation Island. They were also the first television network to show The Jerry Springer Show in Croatia, although they stopped showing it in 2002. A short time later they started to produce their own talent show Story Supernova, which was then followed by the Croatian version of Pop Idol called Hrvatski idol.
The station also became notable for showing one of the first Croatian sitcoms called Naša mala klinika, which started to air in November 2004, and in early June 2005 they started to show another domestically produced sitcom called Bumerang. In 2005 Nova TV also introduced popular American TV series such as Lost and Desperate Housewives as well as reality show The Apprentice to the Croatian audience, and in the same year they were also showing the controversial domestically produced animated series Laku noć, Hrvatska. They are also known for broadcasting newer blockbusters first released in the 1990s and the 2000s (decade) as well as some less popular TV or cinema movies that are quite hard to find anywhere else in Croatia.
Currently, their program schedule usually consists of cartoons and children's program in the morning, the afternoons are generally reserved for Latin American telenovelas, foreign sitcoms and US American soap operas while the evenings begin with daily news program followed by movies and TV series or reality shows as well as domestic shows or sitcoms.
Nova TV are also notable for their live broadcasts of various sporting events such as alpine skiing and Mirko Filipović's fights. For many years, they have also been broadcasting FA Premier League matches, as well as some of the English cup matches. However, they stopped showing English football following the end of the 2006-07 season, with the Premier League now available in Croatia through RTL Televizija. In 2009, Nova TV bought the rights to show the UEFA Champions League matches played on Tuesdays until 2012. Their Champions League coverage consists of one live broadcast and the highlights of all the remaining matches of the night, but not the final, which is broadcast by HRT.
Internationally created shows currently broadcast by Nova TV (as of December 2013)
|Original name||Croatian translation||Origin|
|Elveda Derken||Suze Bospora||Turkey|
|Judge Maria Lopez||Sutkinja Maria Lopez||USA|
|Sheena||Sheena, kraljica džungle||USA|
|Ninja Warriors||Ninja Ratnici||Japan|
|Pokemon Black and White||Pokemoni||Japan|
|Pinky and the Brain||Pinky i Mozgalo||USA|
|Gormiti “The Invincible Lords of Nature||Gormiti||Italy|
Nationally created shows currently broadcast by Nova TV (as of December 2013)
|Dnevnik Nove TV||news||Croatia|
|IN Magazin||lifestyle show||Croatia|