Technical and Administration Director
In 1992, Karel Zýka graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague.
He has spent his entire professional career working in the media. For five years, he worked as technical director at Rádio Alfa (the first private nationwide radio station in the Czech Republic), where he introduced a number of technical innovations to the Czech media landscape. In the years 2000 to 2006, he served as the Communications Department Director at Czech Radio. He subsequently capitalised on his experience in both technical and marketing management by joining Prima TV, where he spent six years as head of its network of regional TV stations, during which time he oversaw their transition to DVB-T. He was also a member of an expert group within the Czech Telecommunications Office that coordinated the transition of all TV broadcasters to digital terrestrial broadcasting.
On September 1st 2014 he became head of Czech Radio’s Technology Department and on November 3, 2015 he was elected the Interim Director General of Czech Radio. Since March 1st 2016 Karel Zýka holds the post of Technical Director.
Karel Zýka enjoys music, hiking, media and renovation of old synthesizers.
tel.: +420 221 553 250