Czech News Center selects JW Player for video technology

Press Release 3 min read | Apr 29, 2020 | newbreed


New York and London –  April 23, 2020 – Leading publisher, Czech News Center, is implementing JW Player technology to provide a stable, competitive publishing infrastructure for its news and special interest websites.  The media owner A/B tested the platform and concluded that the player performance, ease-of integration and scalability would create a robust platform for the next phase of the media owner’s growth and digital transformation.

CZECH NEWS CENTER (CNC) is one of the strongest digital media companies in the Czech Republic, reaching millions of users.  The company has standardised its solutions for hosting, transcoding and content delivery network (CDN) on JW Player, for titles including the best-selling and the most read daily newspaper on the market, daily tabloid, Aha ! ,as well as,, the economic daily, Živě.cz , , and more.  JW Player will manage the videos and meta-data for these sites across devices, and use article matching and recommendations to increase the engagement of visitors and drive increased advertising revenues.

Petr Frys, Chief Digital Officer at CZECH NEWS CENTER, explains, “We wanted to upgrade to the next generation of video technology.  JW Player out-performed all other technology in tests, and its scalability and flexibility means it can be integrated easily with our ad server and content management system (CMS).  Our editorial team appreciate the insights they can see in the platform and the ease of publishing content, whilst the commercial team can use the technology to optimise advertising revenue.”

“CNC needed to upgrade their video technology systems to ensure they deliver the best experience for customers as well as ease of use for staff to support them in creating excellent, engaging content,” adds Ryan Beebe, SVP Global Sales at JW Player.  “The team at CNC creates a wealth of live video news coverage so they need a platform that can support the technical requirements of broadcasting live as well as the analytics and tools, including our automated speech to text facility, to increase engagement and drive ad revenue.”

More than 12,000 publishing sites use JW Player technology to stream, play, engage and monetise video on their sites, powering over 10 billion monthly plays.  Each video is classified on a range of data points available only to the player, including player location and viewer engagement enabling advertisers to target viewers at scale on the JW Platform.

For more information on how to get started, reach out to a JW Player representative here.


The company is registered in the Commercial Register maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague, Section B, File 19490

Registered Address: Komunardů 1584/42, 170 00 Prague 7

Company ID 02346826

CZECH NEWS CENTER as is part of the CZECH MEDIA INVEST as concern


About JW Player:

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Insider Inc., and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, visit

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Joanna Burton
JW Player