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Production office of the Czech version of Eurosport

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The Czech version of Eurosport has been broadcasting since May 1998 (since 1994 with the Czech voice-over). In the first phase only selected transmissions of the most popular sports were commented in Czech and those broadcast in prime time, with around 80 hours a month commented in Czech (plus repeats of such programs). The editorial department was based in the UPC building in Závišova ulice in Nusle, broadcasting from one commentators’ booth. In 2005 the editorial department moved to the Vysočany multi-arena, where two commentators’ booths were available. A turning point for the editors’ work came when they commented a complete Eurosport program in Czech (full-time) in 2006.

In August 2009 the Czech version of Eurosport 2 was launched and during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver the editorial department moved in the Vysočany multi-arena to larger premises with three commentators’ booths.