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Script to play Czech Television (Česká televize) streams in custom player.

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Script to play Czech Television (Česká televize) streams in custom video player.


Directly using pip:

pip install televize


  • python >=3.5

  • Any player which supports internet playlists. mpv is used by default.

  • Other dependencies are listed in requirements.txt.


televize live 24  # CT24
televize live D  # CT:D
televize live sport  # CT-sport
televize ivysilani
televize ivysilani

Complete usage is printed using –help argument:

televize --help


To open stream in a native player on macOS (e.g. VLC), use –player command open -a APP –args. For example:

televize --player "open -a VLC --args" live 24


A reload script is highly recommended for mpv.


Based on Perl scripts televize and ctstream from Petr Písař (


0.6.0 (2021-04-23)

  • Support python 3.6-3.9.

  • Restore certificate verification.

  • Update README.

  • Update settings for tests, static checks and CI.

  • Resolve various warnings.


  • Fix after switched to HTTPS.

  • Fix PyPI description by using ReST for readme and changelog.


  • Fix pypi upload


  • Add support for “pořady” URLs.

  • Fix live streams after CT update in April.


  • Add –quality argument to select stream quality.

  • Better exception handling.

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