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Type Television Network
Country Slovakia
Availability Slovakia, Czech Republic
Slogan "Zážitok vidieť" ("See the experiences")
26,6 (primetime)
Headquarters Bratislava
Owner J&T Media Enterprises
Key people
František Borovský
Launch date
March 2, 2002
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080p (FULL HDTV)
Official website

TV JOJ is a private TV channel in Slovakia.

It was launched on 2 March 2002 as a successor of the TV Global, which was broadcasting since March 2000. The station first slogan was "Nuda na Slovensku skončila" - "Boredom in Slovakia has finished". TV Joj was built by former head of Czech Republic channel TV Nova, Vladimír Železný, when he was at war with TV Nova’s U.S. investor Central European Media Enterprises (CME). Through Joj, Železný wanted to shake the dominance of CME’s station in Slovakia, TV Markíza, which was enjoying almost 50 percent of the country’s nationwide audience. In its first years on the market, TV Joj failed.[citation needed] Surviving through airing an anemic[citation needed] TV Nova diet, the station was beaten in ratings by TV Nova itself, whose strong signal reached deep into Slovakia. Still, many are reported to have decided to stay anyway.

In 2004, when CME bought back TV Nova, the Americans had to divest from TV Joj as Slovak legislation forbids a company to own two nationwide TV stations. The Czechs sold TV Joj back to Grafobal. As of 2004, TV Joj somewhat improved its audience and increased its reach from 65 percent of the country to 80 percent in 2005. Behind Grafobal is the Slovak businessman Ivan Kmotrík. His empire encompasses the country’s largest newspaper distributor and retailer Mediaprint & Kapa Pressegrosso, four large printing houses and the advertising agency EURO RSCG Artmedia, among others.

J&T Media Enterprises, a J&T vehicle, bought Mac TV, the holder of the license for TV Joj, from Grafobal Group in January 2007. At the same time, from J&T Finance Group, Grafobal Group received the all-news TV station TA3, becoming the full owner of CEN, the company operating TA3.

Peter Korbačka, owner of J&T Media Enterprises and partner in J&T, is thrilled with Joj’s "strong position" on the Slovak market, calling it a "very good start-up project". He also hopes that with Joj, the third largest station in the country in terms of audience share, J&T will start building a strong media business in Slovakia — but it won’t be an easy task.

Markíza can no longer compete[citation needed] with TV JOJ. TV JOJ has toughen up their primetime and their average weekly audience share has increased to 21,8 % as of July 2, 2012. Markíza's weekly audience share is 26,7 % nowadays. TV Markíza has recorded a massive decrease of audience share. Back to 2007 they had average weekly audience share up to 39,7%.

Shows broadcast by TV JOJ[edit]

Reality shows broadcast by TV JOJ[edit]

Title Original title Current season Timeslot Status
The Amazing Race Nórsko The Amazing Race Norge 3 Tuesday & Thursday 11:30-12:50 PM airing
Saturday 11:00-00:30 PM
Česko Slovensko má Talent Got Talent 4 Sundays 8:20-10:30 PM airing
Farmár hľadá ženu Farmer Wants a Wife 3 Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 PM cancelled
Geissenovci - Ťažký život milionárov Die Geissens 3 Tuesday, Thursday 10:45 - 11:45 PM cancelled
Šéfka The Apprentice 1 Fridays 9:15-11:00 PM cancelled
Celebrity Camp Celebrity Survivor 1 Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 PM cancelled
Dievča za milión Dievča za milión 1 Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 PM cancelled
Hviezdy na ľade Dancing on Ice 1 Fridays 8:00-10:00PM cancelled
Miliónový tanec Miliónový tanec 1 Saturdays 8:00-10:00 PM cancelled
Hotel Paradise (TV series) Paradise Hotel 1 Monday-Friday 10:30-11:30 PM cancelled
Recept na bohatstvo Recipe to Riches 1 Sundays 1:30-3:00 PM cancelled
Kapor na torte Kapor na torte 2 Fridays 9:15-10:45 PM cancelled
Extrémne rodiny Extrémne rodiny 1 Mondays 9:30-11:00 PM cancelled
Mama ožeň ma Schwiegertochter gesucht 1 Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 cancelled
Bučkovci Bučkovci 1 Monday 9:30-11:00 cancelled

US TV series broadcast by TV JOJ[edit]

Series Slovak title Latest season Status HD/SD
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Las Vegas 14 new episodes on JOJ Plus HD
CSI: Miami CSI: Miami 10 reruns SD
CSI: NY CSI: NY 9 reruns HD
Shark Shark 2 cancelled SD
Women's Murder Club Svieža štvorka 1 cancelled SD
Bones Kosti 9 airing HD
Castle Vtierka Castle 5 airing HD
Ghost Whisperer Stratené duše 5 reruns SD
The Good Wife Good Wife 1 hiatus SD
Legend of the Seeker Legenda o Pátračovi 1 hiatus SD
Dexter Dexter 3 new episodes on JOJ Plus HD
Damages V ohrození života 3 hiatus SD
Saving Grace Božská mrcha 1 cancelled SD
Life Najbohatší policajt 2 cancelled SD
Lost Nezvestní 4 cancelled SD
Dirty Sexy Money Sexi špinavé prachy 2 cancelled SD
Prison Break Útek z väzenia 4 cancelled [SD
Knight Rider Knight Rider 1 cancelled SD
Burn Notice Agent 2 cancelled SD
Boston Legal Bostonské zločiny 1 cancelled SD
Journeyman Cesta do minulosti 1 cancelled SD
No Ordinary Family Rodinka Úžasných 1 cancelled SD
Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii 5-0 3 2014 - new episodes on JOJ Plus HD
Glee Glee 2 hiatus HD
The Simpsons Simpsonovci 23 new episodes on JOJ Plus SD
FlashForward FlashForward 1 cancelled SD
How I Met Your Mother Ako som spoznal vašu mamu 3 new episodes on JOJ Plus SD
My Name is Earl Volajú ma Earl 3 new episode on JOJ Plus SD
Once Upon a Time Kde bolo, tam bolo 1 airing TBA
Terra Nova Terra Nova 1 rumoured TBA
The Glades TBA 1 rumoured TBA
Blue Bloods TBA 1 rumoured TBA
Transporter: The Series Kuriér 1 cancelled TBA
The X Factor X Factor (USA) 3 Live shows on JOJ Plus TBA
Homeland TBA 1 rumoured TBA
The Powerpuff Girls Powerpuff Adventures airing SD

Slovak TV series broadcast by TV JOJ[edit]

Title Format TV rating Current season Timeslot Status
Panelák Soap opera TV-PG 13 Monday - Friday 8:30-9:50 PM cancelled
Kutyil s.r.o sitcom TV-PG 3 Monday 9:30-10:15 PM cancelled
Profesionáli sitcom TV-14 7 Thursday 11:15 PM–12:00 AM airing on Plus
Mafstory sitcom TV-MA 11 Thursday 23:15 PM–12:15 AM airing on Plus
Hod svišťom sitcom TV-PG 2 Monday 11:30 PM–12:15 AM cancelled
Odsúdené drama TV-14 3 Tuesday & Thursday 9:15-10:15 PM cancelled
Súdna sieň judge show TV-14 7 Monday-Friday 6:00-7:00 PM airing
Ako som prežil drama TV-14 1 Sunday 8:00-9:15 PM cancelled
Keby bolo keby drama TV-14 2 Tuesday & Thursday 9:15-10:30 PM cancelled
Aféry drama TV-14 2 Monday 9:15-10:15 PM hiatus
Dr. Ludsky drama TV-14 1 Monday 9:35 -10:45 PM cancelled
Nevinní krimi TV-14 1 Tuesday & Thursday 9:15-10:30 PM cancelled
Lokal TV adult comedy TV-MA 1 Thursday 10:45-11:15 PM cancelled
Pod povrchom drama TV-14 1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30 PM cancelled
Dr. Dokonalý drama TV-14 2 Thursdays 9:30 -10:30 PM cancelled
Rodinné záležitosti drama TV-14 1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:45 PM cancelled
Zlodeji detí drama TV-14 1 Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 -10:30 PM cancelled
Klan drama TV-14 1 Monday-Friday 5:45 -7:00 PM hiatus
Dedičstvo drama TV-14 1 Mondays 9:40 - 11:10 PM airing

Telenovelas broadcast in past[edit]

Quiz shows broadcast by TV JOJ[edit]

Title Timeslot Status
Páli vám to weekdays 5:30-6:00 PM remake airing
Riskuj! weekdays 5:30-6:00 PM cancelled
Vojna slov weekdays 5:30-6:00 PM cancelled
Riskni Milión weekdays 5:30-6:00 PM cancelled
Tv Šanca weekdays 2:50-3:25 PM airing

News broadcast by TV JOJ[edit]

Title Original title Timeslot
News at 5 PM Noviny o 17 Monday-Friday 5:00-5:30 PM
Criminal news Krimi Monday-Sunday 7:00-7:30 PM on JOJ Plus
Main News Noviny Sunday-Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM
Sport news Šport Sunday-Sunday 8:00-8:20 PM
Weather Forecast Najlepšie počasie Sunday-Saturday 8:20-8:30 PM

Judge shows broadcast by TV JOJ[edit]

Title Original title Timeslot
Judgement Hall Súdna sieň Monday-Friday 6:00-7:00 PM
Extreme Cases Extrémne prípady Tuesday-Thursday (Summer 2012) 8:20-9:30 PM

Information about the shows[edit]

  • Panelák - daily soap, very successful. Aired in prime time when it reaches 30% share. It was airing on TV Prima.
  • Mafstory - slovak sitcom about mafian clan of Molnár family.
    • Starring: Roman Fratrič, Peter Batthyány, Peter Sklár, Ivan Macho, Martin Vanek, Gabriela Dzuríková, and others.[3]
  • Súdna Sieň - TV show about cases in camerae.
  • Dr. Hermanová - TV show about psychological cases.
  • Kutyil s.r.o. - TV show about Hungarian repairman living in Slovakia. In first season he has a TV show about repairing things. Series has been based on Home Improvement sitcom.
    • Starring: Viki Ráková, Andy Kraus, and others
  • Profesionáli - Slovak sitcom about stories on police office.
    • Starring: Peter Batthyány, Helena Krajčiová, Csongor Kassai, Janko Kroner


  1. ^ "Panelák | - Televízia JOJ". Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Panelák (TV seriál) (2008) | Č". Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Mafstory (TV seriál) (2006) | Č". Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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