Heart of Europe Media Ltd. is a small, Prague-based company set up in 1989 by ex-patriot New Zealander Michael Havas.

At the time, Havas was living in Frankfurt am Main and had been asked by the Federal German Government to help design a multi-media programme to convince West Germans of the benefits of membership in the European Union.

A week before this contract was signed, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down and priorities changed.

Havas returned to Prague and helped the BBC produce a series of films on the new Czechoslovakia. The result was a BAFTA award for the BBC Late Show programme Absurdistan.

The company is run by Michael Havas and his wife, Marketa.