MTVA - umbrella organization for Hungarian public service media
Since its foundation in 2011, MTVA has unified and streamlined all content production and asset management activities for the entire Hungarian public service media, thus becoming the largest media service organization in Hungary.
MTVA - in co-operation with Duna Media Service Non-Profit Ltd.
Whilst producing content for television, radio, online platforms and news agencies, MTVA also manages all assets on behalf of the Hungarian public service broadcaster Duna Media Service Non-Profit Ltd. MTVA also provides support with content production and acquisition. MTVA operates 6 television channels, 9 radio stations, a news agency (MTI) and numerous new media outlets.
MTVA - national and local identity
MTVA successfully combines a national and a local identity via extensive programming cooperation with media partners among the communities of the Carpathian Basin.
MTVA – broadcasting reach
MTVA provides approximately 40,000 hours of television, as well as 52,000 hours of radio programming each year. Programmes are also transmitted beyond Hungary -, to Europe, the American continent and Australia. MTVA’s content is broadcast daily, into an estimated 99% of Hungarian homes.
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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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
Director Generals of the public service broadcasters of the countries of the Visegrád Group signed a cooperation agreement on 18 June 2015. The purpose of the agreement initiated by the Hungarian PSB is to strengthen the ties between the public...
We would like to inform the viewers of the Hungarian public service media channels that the standard resolution (SD) broadcast of channels M1, M2, Duna and Duna World on Eutelsat 9A will end as of 30 June 2015. The modern high resolution (HD)...
BBC Manchester hosted the 21st EBU Television Assembly on 3 June 2015. More than 50 decision makers were welcomed by TV Committee ad interim chairman Frank-Dieter Freiling (ZDF, Germany), Peter Salmon, Director of BBC England, and Jean Philip De...
Since its return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, Hungary has managed to qualify to the final every year.
MTVA hosted the 41st annual general assembly of the EGTA (European Group of Television Advertising – the association of television and radio sales houses) on 21-22 May 2015.
History of radio
History of television
History of news agency
News agency today
Flyer of content sales
Participants and new jury members of the Hungarian national selection show A Dal 2016 revealedBBCThe contestants, new jury members and innovations for 2016 have been announced at a press event held on 15 December 2015 in Budapest. MTVA (Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund) and Duna Media Service Provider Ltd. have received 372 submissions. A panel of 10 expert judges selected the 30 participants for next year’s instalment. The first heat of A Dal 2016 will be broadcast on 23 January 2016. This will be followed by two other heats on the subsequent Saturdays. The two semi-finals will take place on 13 February and 20 February and the final will take place on 27 February.
Radio channel KOSSUTH
Kossuth Radio is the main radio station of Hungary. Created in 1925, the station has over 3 million listeners per day. As a talk radio station, it primarily broadcasts news and current affairs, as well as cultural content.
Radio channel PETŐFI
A few years ago, Petőfi Radio underwent a total revamp with respect to its profile. It now targets the young to middle-aged audience segment, broadcasting the latest music, along with recommendations for cultural and arts events, and with news.
Radio channel BARTÓK
This station is dedicated to classical music, also hosting discussion programmes and radio dramas.
Radio channel DANKÓ
Dankó Radio is a relatively new channel offering a programme of light entertainment especially designed to please admirers of Hungarian folk and world music while also catering to lovers of operetta.
Radio channel MINORITY BROADCASTING
The channel broadcasts programmes for ethnic minorities living in Hungary as well as current affairs, cultural and music content.
Radio channel PARLIAMENTARY BROADCASTS
Regular parliamentary sessions, broadcast daily.
Radio channel DUNA WORLD RADIO
Duna World Radio broadcasts to expatriate Hungarians around the world, presenting a selection of best public service content including archives and news segments in English.
Television channel M1
Daily news and current affairs channel. Viewers can follow the news as they happen from 6am to midnight – with a variety of additional TV shows.
Television channel M2
Award winning children’s and family channel by day and a new youth TV channel after 8 pm, broadcasting fresh and innovative content under the Petőfi TV brand.
Television channel DUNA
As the main public service TV channel, Duna addresses a broad cross section of audiences, with entertainment shows, news, documentaries, sports, as well as religious and minority content.
Television channel DUNA WORLD
Broadcasting to expatriate Hungarians around the globe, presenting a selection of programmes produced by other public service channels as well as MTVA’s Archive shows. Also includes an English language news segment.
Television channel M3
M3 is a new retrospective channel, launched at the end of 2013, broadcasting archive programming, from feature films to sports events and quiz shows. Programmes are drawn from an archive of 56 years of MTV and 21 years of Duna Television.
Television channel M4 SPORT
Public service sports channel launched in 2015. Broadcasts live national and international sporting events, programmes about Hungary’s sport history and junior team matches. M4 also broadcasts non-live matches and summaries.
News Agency MTI
The Hungarian News Agency’s main objective is the provision of fast, trustworthy and reliable news and media services, focussing primarily on matters of Hungarian interest and concern.
News in Hungarian
Interactive information site for sports news in Hungarian
Programmes of M1, M2, M3, DUNA, DUNAWORLD, Kossuth Radio, Petőfi Radio, Dankó Radio in Hungarian
About MTVA - corporate information on MTVA in Hungarian
About MTVA - corporate information on MTVA in English
Teletext service of MTVA.
Press blog. News service for communities outside of Hungary.
Media school of MTVA
On demand services of MTVA