• 12/18/2015 in Press news

    Participants and new jury members of the Hungarian national selection show A Dal 2016 revealed

    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,...
  • 11/20/2015 in Press news

    MTVA celebrates World TV Day

    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...
  • 09/30/2015 in Press news

    MTVA and CIRCOM organize Mobile Journalism Challenge in Budapest

    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...
  • 07/16/2015 in Press news

    MTVA launces public service sports channel M4

    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...
  • 07/13/2015 in Press news

    Hungarian public service media companies merge

    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...
  • 06/24/2015 in Press news

    V4 public service broadcasters sign cooperation agreement

    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...
  • 06/24/2015 in Press news

    SD broadcast of M1, M2, Duna and Duna World ends from 1 July 2015

    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)...
  • 06/04/2015 in Press news

    Balázs Medveczky elected member of the Eurovision TV Committee

    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...
  • 06/01/2015 in Press news

    Hungary takes 20th place in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest

    Since its return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, Hungary has managed to qualify to the final every year.
  • 06/01/2015 in Press news

    EGTA general assembly in Budapest

    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.
  • 05/28/2015 in Press news

    Eurovision News Exchange meeting in Budapest

    MTVA hosted the annual meeting of the Eurovision News Exchange in Budapest on 28-30 April. Participants of the meeting were greeted by Miklós Vaszily, Deputy Director General of the MTVA.
  • 05/28/2015 in Press news

    Children’s choir workshop in Budapest

    On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir MTVA invited the children's choir leaders of the EBU member broadcasters. During the two-day programme professionals from Albania, Bulgaria, The Czech Republic,...
  • 04/10/2015 in Press news

    Registration is open for MTVA’s Itt a pont international workshop

    The Itt a pont (“ And the point goes to… ”) international workshop is organized by the MTVA International Relations Department and will be held between 16 and 17 April . Participants will have the chance to listen to presentations by well-known TV...
  • 03/14/2015 in Press news

    MTVA to launch news and youth channels on 15 March

    News programmes will be at the core of the renewed M1 which will serve as a channel for daily news from 15 March 2015. Viewers can follow the news as they happen from 6am up until midnight – with a variety of additional TV shows. One of the main...
  • 03/13/2015 in Press news

    Turkish channels to broadcast Hungarian Day

    TRT the Turkish public service broadcaster will hold a Hungarian day on 15 March, a Hungarian holiday commemorating the Revolution of 1848. The three hour long live programme and radio shows will have much to explore as they present Hungarian...
  • 03/12/2015 in Press news

    Boggie to represent Hungary at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest

    The audience have cast 145 000 votes in the final of A Dal on 28 February, with Boglárka “Boggie” Csemer getting the majority of the votes. The young artist performed her song “Wars for Nothing” (co-written by Áron Sebestyén and Sára Heléne Bori)...
  • 02/24/2015 in Press news

    A Dal 2015 final to be held on 28 February

    After three heats and two semi-finals it is time for the decisive last round of A Dal 2015 on Saturday, 28 February.
  • 01/15/2015 in Press news

    A Dal 2015 comes out with a series of innovations

    The popular Hungarian national selection show A Dal will once again help to select the song that will represent Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. As an ever evolving format, the 2015 edition of A Dal will introduce a number of...
  • 01/08/2015 in Press news

    Public Media to overhaul TV channels

    Public television M1 will from March 15 broadcast non-stop news and transfer its non-news programmes to Duna TV, senior officials of public media outlet MTVA, channels M1 and Duna TV said on Tuesday.
  • 01/08/2015 in Press news

    Hungarian viewers have re-discovered classical music

    The classical music reality show Virtuoso has become a successful undertaking of the main channel of MTVA, M1. According to channel representatives the talent show „has captured the whole country” and „has lived up to all the expectations”, which...
  • 10/06/2014 in Press news

    Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 - call for entries

    A Dal 2015 call for songs
  • 10/03/2014 in Press news

    MTVA spreads its partnership to the Asia-Pacific region

    MTVA has been admitted as associate member to the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.
  • 10/03/2014 in Press news

    András Kállay-Saunders came fifth on the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

    The performance is the second best result for Hungary since the country joined the competition. Following his outstanding achievement at the Eurovision 2014 in Copenhagen, András Kállay-Saunders, the Hungarian-American singer is overwhelmed about...
  • 10/03/2014 in Press news

    Superbrands Prize for Kossuth Radio and Petőfi Radio

    For the second time since 2012, MTVA’s public service radio channels Kossuth Radio and Petőfi Radio were awarded the Superbrands Prize this year again.
  • 10/03/2014 in Press news

    Success during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    More than 3 350 000 viewers were following the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for at least a minute on Sunday afternoon. Since the beginning of the games, M1 has been the most viewed Hungarian television channel between 12 June and 13 July 2014.
  • 10/03/2014 in Press news

    Success at the Eurovision: Gergely Devich came third in Cologne

    The 15-year-old cellist representing Hungary during the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in Cologne won third prize.