Television Nova Vize in Ontario Is the longest running Czech television, with the widest air broadcast outside the borders of the Czech Republic. The establishment occurred in Toronto in the year of 2003, with the initiative of Marketa Slepcikova. (Prior the television was called Zaber and later Novy Zaber.)

It's strong existence has been present for the last 12 years, every week a half hour program is aired, on Saturdays at 10.00 a.m. and a rerun on Wednesday at 7.00. a.m. Nova Vize has brought already about 600 programs. Nova Vize airing station is OMNI1, channel 4, which is broadcast along Ontario, via Sattellitte along all Canada. Nova Vize has a potential of 50 000 viewers, 7 000 regular.

What is the purpose?

Mainly to inform about progressing activities within the Czech community in Ontario and other provinces, mostly Quebec and British Columbia. It’s chief interest is also to get involved in the areas of Czech representational bureaus in Canada. Its main activity, the Czech General Consulate of Toronto. It frequently monitors the visitations of Czech politicians and celebrities and pays keen attention to cultural exchanges within the two countries. In the years 2005-2007, Nova Vize possessed materials from the Czech broadcasts, Nova Vize regularly airs tourist information about the Czech Republic and takes deep interest in airing travelling shows.

Nova Vize is searching for successful and/or talented people of Czech origin living in Canada and commonly airs their life portraits. It’s building an impressive collection of archives from exiled persons who elaborate on the occurrences of 1948 and 1968. It’s on top of the business sphere of Czechs in Canada, and brings the newest information from the world of market and science. Nova Vize is building a bridge between Czech Republic and Canada. From the year 2009, all programs possess English subtitles, which created an immense increase in viewers, since the program can now be watched by everyone.

The television is financed mostly by Czech entrepreneurs living in Canada, in the form of commercials or sponsorship. The most important sponsors were and are, Akuna, Kroupa Group of Companies, Creative Post, Transcom Transport and many others. In it’s existence Nova Vize was sponsored by Czech Airlines and today Nova Vize is successfully collaborating with Czech Tourism. Every year Nova Vize receives a financial gift from MZV CR. Financing is also supported by you, the viewers who offer donations for the funding of subtitling.

Nova Vize is fulfilling its main premise of keeping the Czech language and culture alive. In the objective of Canadian multiculturalism, it brings a fine imprint to the other 120 cultures living in Toronto. Together with the television station OMNI, who financed the project, Nova Vize created it’s first ever documentary about immigration from Czechoslovakia to Canada, which was broadcasted for the wide Canadian public.
 

Je nejdele fungujici ceska televize s nejvetsi siri pokryti mimo hranice Ceske republiky. Vznikla v Toronte v roce 2003 z iniciativy Markety Slepcikove / puvodne se jmenovala Zaber, potom Novy Zaber/.

 
Existuje nepretrzite uz ctrnact let, prinasi kazdy tyden premierovy pulhodinovy porad v sobotu v 10.00 rano a reprizovy ve stredu v 7.00 rano, s vyjimkou mesice srpna, kdy jsou televizni prazdniny a TV vysila reprizy. K dnesnimu dni prinesla tedy Nova Vize uz vice nez 600 programu. Vysila na programu 4, OMNI 1, ktery ma pokryti po celem Jiznim Ontariu. Predpokladany pocet divaku je asi 50 tisic, protoze se pocita i se Slovaky /slovenska pulhodina nasleduje hned po ceske/. V letech 2006- 2008 vysilala Nova Vize take v Montrealu.
 
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Predevsim informuje o aktivitach ceske komunity v Ontariu a i v jinych provinciich, predevsim Quebecu a Britske Columbii. Zabyva se i aktivitami ceskych zastupitelskych uradu v Kanade, hlavne aktivitami generalniho konzulatu v Torontu. Monitoruje navstevy ceskych politiku v Kanade a kulturni vymeny mezi obema zememi. V letech 2005- 2007 obsahovala Nova Vize take pravidelna zpravodajstvi z Ceske republiky. Pravidelne se take objevuji turisticke informace o CR a cestopisne reportaze. Nova Vize vyhledava uspesne a talentovane lidi ceskeho puvodu zijici v Kanade a vysila portrety o jejich zivote. Buduje archiv historie z vypovedi exulantu z let 1948 a 1968. Sleduje podnikatelskou sferu Cechu v Kanade a prinasi nejnovejsi informace ze sveta obchodu a vedy. Tvori most mezi Kanadou a Ceskou republikou. V prvni rade ale udrzuje cesky jazyk a vliv ceske kultury v Kanade. Od roku 2009 jsou nektere programy s anglickymi titulky.

Televize je financovana predevsim ceskymi podnikateli zijicimi v Kanade formou reklam nebo sponzoringu. Nejdulezitejsimi sponzory byli a jsou: Akuna, Kroupa Group of Companies, Creative Post, Transcom Transport a mnoho dalsich. Z ceskych firem Novou Vizi v dobe sve existence sponzorovaly Czech Airlines, dnes Nova Vize uspesne spolupracuje s firmou Czech Tourism. Kazdorocne dostava Nova Vize take financni dar od MZV CR. Na financovani se castecne podileji take sami divaci prostrednictvim vyhlasene sbirky.

Nova Vize plni v Ontariu nezamenitelnou funkci v sireni cestiny a rozvoje ceske kultury. V ramci projektu kanadskeho multikulturalismu prinasi jedinecny kulturni otisk do spolecenstvi dalsich 120 narodnosti zijicich v Torontu. Spolecne s programovou stanici OMNI, ktera projekt financovala, vytvorila v roce 2010  Nova Vize 1. celovecerni dokument o emigraci z Ceskoslovenska do Kanady pro kanadskou televizni verejnost “Tri vlny.” A pozdeji dokument o ceskem divadle “Divadle Za Rohem" ve Vancouveru.