A Dal (“The Song”) a popular national selection format developed by the Hungarian public service broadcaster will serve as a platform for the fifth time in 2016 to select the Hungarian entry for the 61th Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. Since A Dal has been introduced as the Hungarian national selection method for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, it has proved to be not only an extraordinarily successful TV show but also an important new platform to introduce artists, bands and composers to a larger and international audience. Apart from selecting the entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, the most important aim of A Dal is to encourage artists to create new songs of a high standard and to present these songs to the public.
Young audiences are the focus of this year’s celebration of World Television Day on 21 November – as declared by the United Nations in 1996. On this occasion the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and EGTA, the Brussels-based association of television and radio sales houses once again join forces to celebrate this day.
The Hungarian public considers sports to be of great cultural value: the country has an outstanding sporting scene and rich sporting traditions. MTVA therefore decided to establish a sports channel that is accessible to everyone throughout the country. Hungarian public service media has always been a market-leader in the field of sports programmes: many of its most successful broadcasts on both television and radio were sports programmes (Olympics, World and European Championships, Formula-1, football, handball, water polo, canoe, and fencing).
The second CIRCOM – MTVA Mobile Journalism Challenge - an exclusive and unique opportunity for CIRCOM member journalists – will take place in Budapest.
CIRCOM and MTVA will host 22 journalists in Budapest, from 4 to 11 October 2015, taking part in the second competition for mobile journalists. Apart from organizing the workshops, MTVA will also provide trainers, four participants and a jury member for the MoJo Challenge 2015.
The four Hungarian public service broadcasters have merged on 1 July. Hungarian Television, Hungarian Radio, Duna Television and the Hungarian News Agency continue to operate as part of Duna Media Service Non-Profit Ltd. In accordance with the changes made by the Parliament in the media law the three public service broadcasters merged with Duna Television, which now operates under the name Duna Media Service Non-Profit Ltd. as the only public service broadcaster in Hungary.