CME Logo

Three Years Later: CME's Strategic Shift Leads to Over 1 Million Paying Voyo Subscribers

February 26, 2024

Prague, 26th February 2024: CME announces that it has recently surpassed 1 million paying Voyo subscribers across its markets. This milestone comes just three years after the acquisition of CME by PPF Group and represents a nearly seven-fold increase since 2020. The most significant growth in subscribers comes from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia, making Voyo the leading local SVOD provider in most of CME Group's markets. 

CME began its journey towards the 1 million Voyo subscriber milestone in the fall of 2020 when PPF Group became the new owner. At the time, Voyo had 135,000 subscribers across the region.  The PPF Group’s continuous support of CME‘s digital transformation has fueled its strategy of creating market leading, high-quality local content to be featured on Voyo. 

In January 2021, the new Voyo strategy was announced, and since then 37 Voyo Originals have been released across the CME group, as well as a myriad of other local programming content available to linear viewers in addition to SVOD users. An additional 7 new local Voyo Originals will join this line-up during this year. CME‘s heavy investment in content creation, supported by investments in technology upgrades and distribution channels, and the repositioning of the brand, has allowed Voyo to become the number one local SVOD provider in most of our CME regions.

“The rise of SVOD has reshaped the media industry, consumers are hungry and continue to drive growth in consumption and we expect this trend to continue growing across all our markets. We have successfully managed to merge content, technology, and distribution, helping us to exceed our initial B2C goals. I sincerely believe that our ability to invest quickly and adopt a new growth mindset, along with understanding our viewers‘ passions, have been key factors in our success to date,” said Deputy CEO of CME Dusan Svalek.

Michaela Papežová
[email protected]
+420 739 917 468

About CME:
CME operates television stations in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Moldova, Slovakia and Slovenia, and is one of the leading media and entertainment companies in Central and Eastern Europe. CME broadcasts 43 television channels, both free-to-air and paid, and reaches a total of 49 million viewers. CME also owns the SVOD platform VOYO.