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Pavel Stantchev

CEO of TV2 Media Group and Planet TV Slovenia, Hungary

Pavel Stantchev

About Pavel

He graduated journalism at ESJ Paris, after studying Slavic languages and literature at Sofia University. Student, he started working as a free-lance journalist for l’Express, La Tribune and other French newspapers, then, in 1992 joined the biggest Swiss media group Ringier and participated in the launch and the management of several newspapers and magazines in Europe and Asia. His career in television continues for 27 years during which he had held several executive roles at HBO, RTL, Antenna Group, CME and TF1. He first came to Ljubljana in 1996 to prepare the launch of HBO Slovenia. In 2012 he was part of the team who launched Planet TV and was the first CEO of the company. Since May 2019 Pavel is the CEO of TV2 Media Group which owns 14 TV channels in Hungary and the largest digital platform Under his management TV2 became the most watched television in Hungary in all demographics. Since September 2020 TV2 Media Group owns 100% of Planet TV d.o.o, publisher of the channels Planet TV, Planet 2 and Planet EVA.

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Dvorana Europa, 20.10.2023 at 10:55-11:05

Is linear TV dead or not?

The average Slovenian spends four hours a day in front of the TV screen. 80% of this viewing is television. Do you think it's a lot? We are among the 11 most loyal viewers in Europe. The average European spends "only" a little over three and a half hours in front of the TV. Slovenians enjoy watching television, so there is no need to worry about the future of television. Has linear television died? Planet TV believes that it hasn't, based on viewership data from the past three years. Therefore, we won't disappoint our viewers in the coming year. We will trust you with which projects in 2024 will keep our Planet spinning. The owners of Planet, the TV2 media group, remain loyal to Slovenia and are not going anywhere.

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